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I became quite successful very young, and it was mainly because I was so enthusiastic and I just worked so hard at it.
Francis Ford Coppola
I have seen humility in many of the finest leaders I have met the world over. And indeed, it is embodied in the warm, engaging and quintessentially successful spirit of Sir Richard Branson.
I think anybody that's worked hard and has built something and has been successful can testify to how, you know, how wonderful that was, how wonderful it still is.
When I got into all the grunge stuff, I really liked Hole. I actually saw them in concert when I was a sophomore in high school. It was kind of rare to see a successful female rocker get down and dirty with the guys. And Courtney Love did. It was fun to be a fan of something different.
If my assistant goes off and becomes successful, and people want to work with him, I'd take that as a compliment that I'd trained them well.
Temerity is not always successful.
I had a whole bunch of very successful movies. I have worked with some incredible people - incredible.
I can say with pride verging on smugness that I've got two very successful shows that assume their audience is very smart.
Typically, only about 2 percent of the American populace tunes in to PBS's 'Nova' series - the most successful science show on the tube. 'Survivor' and 'X Factor' get twice the ratings.
There are a lot of guys who are successful, they make a lot of big money, I mean millions overnight with a contract, and they don't understand the evaporation. It evaporates. You're always back to square one. I found that out, so integrity is how I do business. That's my main asset.
I would say for every successful black woman in America or in the world, really, it's difficult to be the head of the household, financially. It is for the man in your life. It can be very hard for them. And there's a delicate balance. I'm not quite sure I know what that balance is just yet.
I want to be like Matt Damon and do a hugely successful thinking-man's action franchise like 'Bourne.'
Nothing's funny about someone who's successful.
Marlene Dumas is one of the two or three most successful female artists alive, if you judge by prices. I've never reviewed her work, because I find nothing in it to get excited about no matter how hard I look.
Certainly, light fiction exists and encompasses mysteries or second-class romance novels, books that are read on the beach, whose only aim is to entertain. These books are not concerned with style or creativity - instead they are successful because they are repetitive and follow a template that readers enjoy.
I could just sit back and get someone to spin my achievements, I suppose, but when I see others do it, I always think, 'Why are you telling me how successful you are?' I am always suspicious of those kinds of boasts.
I used to believe that if I could do certain things - write a book or be a successful musician - that I'd be transformed into a happy person, but it doesn't work that way.
You're successful if you can get one person to pick it up and put it on the turntable and go, Wow, thanks for writing that!
I was lucky because I got so successful so early, and when you get successful early, then you can afford to be a little bit humble.
Diane von Furstenberg
The '80s were about trying to establish myself as an actor with a career. And being a teenager enjoying the fruits of being successful with lots of what I think is appropriate for that age.
If I give five flops, I won't get a job. You have to perform at the box office when you are at the top. No one is running a charity here. People are putting huge amounts of money to make movies, and they want the films to be successful. They have invested money in you, so it is your duty to make sure the film does well.
I wouldn't think I was successful if I didn't have just as many people hate me as support me.
I want to see the numbers that prove that show-business marriages are any less successful than other marriages. It's just very public when they fail.
If you're an actor, even a successful one, you're still waiting for the phone to ring.
An awful lot of successful technology companies ended up being in a slightly different market than they started out in.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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