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Success and failure are emotional and physiological experiences. We need to deal with them in a way that is present and calm.
So the poet, who wants to be something that he cannot be, and is a failure in plain life, makes up fictitious versions of his predicament that are interesting even to other persons because nobody is a perfect automobile salesman.
There's a spectrum of those moments of connection and the moments we fail to connect, going from super-large successes to failures. Success would be love, I guess, and failure could still be love, but the bad side; and loss.
The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.
Colin R. Davis
There's no such thing as failure - just waiting for success.
If you think my career has been a failure because I have never won a national title, you have another thing coming.
We have actually experienced in recent months a dramatic demonstration of an unprecedented intelligence failure, perhaps the most significant intelligence failure in the history of the United States.
For me, the path of failure exceeded by far the joys of success. My plight was hopeless.
What people often ask me is, 'What are the ingredients of Silicon Valley?' While the answer to that is complex, some of the ingredients I talk about are celebrating entrepreneurship, accepting failure, and embracing a mobile and diverse workforce.
I believe that, in an ideal world, writers would feel free to write what matters to them without having to consider success, failure, the market, etc.
The more control you have over your life, the more responsible you feel for your own success - or failure.
Arthur C. Brooks
A failure will not appear until a unit has passed final inspection.
Ignorance is the failure to discriminate between the permanent and the impermanent, the pure and the impure, bliss and suffering, the Self and the non-Self.
Y'know, the real reason why I was such a failure in the sense of being unable to make any sort of a living was because I was really not motivated. I had no motivation.
Everyone should be commended for allowing people to make disasters, to make failures - you've just got to be sure that it's a magnificent failure and that, by creating a magnificent failure, you plant the seed.
Ken Lay has, does and will continue to accept responsibility for the fall of Enron. He was the man at the controls. But failure is not a crime.
Why do we capital-N Nerds love Mars so much? Because it's beautiful, it's tough, it's buried in our mythic, childhood memories. It's covered with human triumphs but also with sad stories of failure.
It's okay to fail 'cause there's no failure, you're just informing the richness of your experience, and that's - that's the greatest gift you can possibly give yourself.
The very phrase 'Oscar night' used to accelerate my pulse. For one thing - dating myself - it meant Bob Hope. He always had good, strong jokes, that faultless delivery, and always a new joke about his own films' failure - once again - to be honored.
I think like a Silicon Valley entrepreneur. Failure is a great teacher. At the same time, you must remember, success will never last... Whether it's tech or fashion, it must be for the customer.
Ideology, politics and journalism, which luxuriate in failure, are impotent in the face of hope and joy.
P. J. O'Rourke
Failure means a stripping away of the inessential.
J. K. Rowling
I think success has no rules, but you can learn a great deal from failure.
The exposed nature of life in the public square affects leaders' attitudes toward risk - and failure.
Dee Dee Myers
Success unshared is failure.
John Paul DeJoria
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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