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I've tried to handle winning well, so that maybe we'll win again, but I've also tried to handle failure well. If those serve as good examples for teachers and kids, then I hope that would be a contribution I have made to sport. Not just basketball, but to sport.
My biggest fear is doing the same things 10 years from now. That would be a failure. It's something you have to constantly reassess, and asking yourself what you are going to do next makes it a good, long full journey.
If you get into a Broadway show and it doesn't work, you're a failure. And if it does work, you may be stuck for who knows how long. It just doesn't sound great to me!
Historically, defense spending cuts have preceded increased international turmoil as America's global enemies sense a failure of will.
People are afraid of failure - they don't like to work so hard and have people keep saying, 'No.' I think that's what people fear most.
I think that big, sort of theatrical relaunches tend to set you up for failure and hype.
I was never afraid of failure after that because, I think, coming that close to death you get kissed. With the years, the actual experience of course fades, but the flavor of it doesn't. I just had a real sense of what choice do I have but to live fully?
The only TV I would be interested in exploring would be live television. There's no substitute for a team of artists performing at their peak live when failure is possible. It's a high-wire act. That excites me.
Francis Ford Coppola
I feel, in the end, as if everything I've done has been a failure.
What is indisputable is the fact that unbelief is the force that gives birth to all of our bad behavior and every moral failure. It is the root.
I can plunk out enough chords to write a song, but I'm completely afraid to play guitar in front of other people. It's a fear of failure, I guess.
I would have thought that I would have become one of those parents - just because it's my nature to be such a perfectionist - that anything falling short, I would have seen as a failure. But something has happened to me over the past few years - it's not Zen, believe me, I'm not at all Zen - but I'm so appreciative of even the chaos.
It's probably foolish to expect relationships to go on forever and to say that because something only lasts 10 years, it's a failure.
We dissect failure a lot more than we dissect success.
I've had my share of struggle. I believe, never take success to your head or failure to your heart.
What I try to get physically healthy people to understand is that they're going to die someday. There is no way out. And dying isn't failure, but not living is, so make use of your time. Don't keeping waiting.
First developed as a weapon by the U.S. Army, VX is an oily, odorless and tasteless liquid that kills on contact with the skin or when inhaled in aerosol form. Like other nerve agents, it is treatable in the first minutes after exposure but otherwise leads swiftly to fatal convulsions and respiratory failure.
Like Lyndon Johnson, President Obama understands that timidity in a time of troubles is a prescription for failure.
What America does best is produce the ability to accept failure.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
I didn't allow failure to break my heart. So I wouldn't allow success to bloat my head.
Some parents believe that competition helps prepare children to succeed. Others fear that their children will not be able to handle failure.
Lincoln made mistakes. Roosevelt made mistakes. Eisenhower made mistakes. The Battle of the Bulge was the biggest intelligence failure in American military history, much bigger than any in Vietnam or now. We didn't know that the Soviets were moving 400,000 or 500,000 troops. We missed it.
There is no middle ground in Hollywood; you're a failure or you're a success. That mentality is wild.
Movies are not novels, and that's why, when filmmakers try to adapt novels, particularly long or complex novels, the result is almost always failure. It can't be done.
People never confess to failure. They should.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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