You study, you learn, but you guard the original naivete. It has to be within you, as desire for drink is within the drunkard or love is within the lover.
Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile.
Success has a simple formula: do your best, and people may like it.
You just don't luck into things as much as you'd like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it's friendships or opportunities.
You must do the thing you think you cannot do
If you give yourself to your task at once, you won't have to do it twice
Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.
All I ever intended was to make a living at what I do. Everything I've achieved since then is above and beyond.
I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.
Whatever you do may seem insignificant, but it is most important that you do it
Being an actor is the loneliest thing in the world. You are all alone with your concentration and imagination, and that's all you have. Being a good actor isn't easy. Being a man is even harder. I want to be both before I'm done.
Here's my advice: Go ahead and be whacky. Get into a crazy frame of mind and ask what's funny about what you're doing.
I had ambition not only to go farther than any man had ever been before, but as far as it was possible for a man to go.
If a woman is sufficiently ambitious, determined and gifted - there is practically nothing she can't do
Believe that with your feelings and your work you are taking part in the greatest; the more strongly you cultivate this belief, the more will reality and the world go forth from it.