Quotes & Jokes about Success

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In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.

I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.

I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.

It's failure that gives you the proper perspective on success.

When I was younger I thought success was something different. I thought, "When I grow up, I want to be famous. I want to be a star. I want to be in movies. When I grow up I want to see the world, drive nice cars. I want to have groupies." But my idea of success is different today. For me, the most important thing in your life is to live your life with integrity and not to give into peer pressure, to try to be something that you're not. To live your life as an honest and compassionate person. To contribute in some way.

The operation was a success, but I'm afraid the doctor is dead.

Once you become successful, people know where you live, the type of house you live in, the kind of car you drive, the clothes you wear, and so it would be patronising to go and talk like a welder. Welding's a mystery to me now. You can't go back, your life changes every day.

It's one of the old show business axioms. No matter how successful you've been, there's always a younger and sexier seal coming along.

Showbiz is great if you're successful.

People get successful and they start saying, 'Well of course I am! I was chosen! I'm special!' No, you're not.

It's our nature: Human beings like success but they hate successful people.

As soon as I got successful, the Scottish press started picking on me. It's something they reserve just for me.

I had done the sitcom thing to lesser and lesser degrees of success.

You know, women are burdened with all this other crap all the time, like looking good. You need to be really superhuman to be successful as a woman.

You get to a philosophy after a while that everything is sort of cycling in a way. You know I have a sort of capsulized philosophy that your success is so relative. When you’re a baby success is not wetting your bed. When you’re a teenager success is going all the way. When you’re a young man success is making money. When you are middle aged success is being happy. When you’re an old man success is going all the way. And when you’re really old it’s not wetting your bed.