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I wanted to highlight that whole dreadful process in book publishing that 'nothing succeeds like success.'
I think it's because in America you always get the sense that if you fail, you can just pack up your things and go somewhere else and try again. But in England, it's so geographically small that if somebody succeeds here, it reduces your chances of succeeding.
I believe every chess player senses beauty, when he succeeds in creating situations, which contradict the expectations and the rules, and he succeeds in mastering this situation.
Isn't it amazing the way the future succeeds in creating an appropriate past?
It would seem that the ant works its way tentatively, and, observing where it fails, tries another place and succeeds.
The physiologist who succeeds in penetrating deeper and deeper into the digestive canal becomes convinced that it consists of a number of chemical laboratories equipped with various mechanical devices.
Nothing succeeds, they say, like success. And certainly nothing fails like failure.
One succeeds in obtaining an equivalent production at a lower price by improving the arts, trades and agriculture and by developing the physical and moral qualities of workers, farmers and craftsmen.
But the more an organization succeeds and prospers, the more it is likely to be diverted from its original ideals, principles and purposes.
Music is such a great communicator. It breaks down linguistic barriers, cultural barriers, it basically reaches out. That's when rock n' roll succeeds, and that's what virtuosity is all about.
There's something deeply satisfying when it succeeds, but I'm not going to do another book just to put my name on something and make some money if it's not something I deeply care about.
The great artist is the man who most obviously succeeds in turning his pains to advantage, in letting suffering deepens his understanding and sensibility, in growing through his pains.
Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa. If Nigeria succeeds at democratic governance it will be an anchor for all of West Africa. Africa needs a strong Nigeria.
If you're lucky, and a building succeeds, the real product has many more dimensions than you can ever imagine. You have the sun, the light, the rain, the birds, the feel.
Crime when it succeeds is called virtue.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Fail I alone, in words and deeds? Why, all men strive and who succeeds?
Relying exclusively on air power has limits: planes are effective against fixed strategic targets, like petroleum storage, bridges, and command bunkers; but even then, air power rarely succeeds by itself in destroying a regime's ability to command and control its forces.
My life has been a happy accident. Anybody who succeeds in anything should count their lucky stars, because that's the biggest element. It's not hard work; it's not necessarily talent.
Law is any application for the official use of coercion that succeeds.
When cultural change succeeds, it succeeds because it's so embedded in what we do that we don't have to think about.
Harvey V. Fineberg
When something succeeds, we learn little more from it than that it did succeed. When something fails, however, we are driven to try to understand why it failed. This leads us to investigate and study the failure until we get to the heart of the matter. The knowledge gained by studying failure enables us to design more successfully the next time.
When your focus is social change and not financial change, why wouldn't you want to share that openly? Innovation only succeeds when it's shared.
Fiction is harder for me than nonfiction - more gratifying, as a result, when it succeeds.
We're all in this together - when one writer succeeds, all writers succeed. I love discovering new authors. I think we need to take care of each other and talk about craft and nurture talent.
It's really hard to make an original movie of any kind that succeeds in the theatrical market place, in the wide release market place.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
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