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But while success and failure depend on conditions, the mind neither waxes nor wanes.
I even get inspired by movies that aren't very good, because there's always something good in movies that are collectively thought of as a failure. There's good in everything, I find.
Any critic is entitled to wrong judgments, of course. But certain lapses of judgment indicate the radical failure of an entire sensibility.
I think that a failure of statistical thinking is the major intellectual shortcoming of our universities, journalism and intellectual culture.
Failure in the theater is more dramatic and uglier than any other form of writing. It costs so much, you feel so guilty.
When you experience a failure as a leader, don't hide it - talk about it. Your missed opportunity will encourage others to take risks.
I'm sure not afraid of success and I've learned not to be afraid of failure. The only thing I'm afraid of now is of being someone I don't like much.
I realized that I was afraid to really, really try something, 100%, because I had never reached true failure.
I want to swim in both directions at once. Desire success, court failure.
The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency - the belief that the here and now is all there is.
A joke is a way to say, 'I'm going to do something funny now. If I don't get a laugh at the end, I'm a failure.'
Failure is more frequently from want of energy than want of capital.
Being a pathfinder is to be willing to risk failure and still go on.
Without exposure to potential failure, there is no risk.
The higher the artist, the fewer the gestures. The fewer the tools, the greater the imagination. The greater the will, the greater the secret failure.
I'm drawn to failure. I feel like I'm contending with it constantly in my own life.
Joyce Carol Oates
Cheerfully fessing up to our failures turns crazy mind off, humility and compassion on. I learned this in a karate dojo that had a strange tradition. Everyone there loved recounting failure stories, and after an evening of smacking one another, we'd sit and have a beer while the students swapped tales of martial arts disaster.
Already from your own cells scientists can grow skin, cartilage, noses, blood vessels, bladders and windpipes. In the future, scientists will grow more complex organs, like livers and kidneys. The phrase 'organ failure' will disappear.
In my memoir, I admit that I've been as fearful of success as of failure. In fact, when 'Passages' was published, I so dreaded bad reviews that I ran away to Italy with a girlfriend and our children to hide out.
The very nature of finance is that it cannot be profitable unless it is significantly leveraged... and as long as there is debt, there can be failure and contagion.
When preaching is done right, it can change lives. When it's done badly, my failure goes beyond the merely human.
We know there is no such thing as freedom without the risk of failure.
If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure.
Indulging in unrestrained and immoderate laughter is a sign of intemperance, of a want of control over one's emotions, and of failure to repress the soul's frivolity by a stern use of reason.
People think when you have a, quote, 'bank failure,' that that is the end of the bank. And it isn't necessarily.
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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