Quotes & Jokes about Success
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
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.
I think it's the fact that I do something different and that I actually have some success with it. That bothers a lot of people... especially comics.
The operation was a success, but I'm afraid the doctor is dead.
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.
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.
I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.
Success is made up of courage, brains, and luck. Since the first two are a function of the third, it's pretty much all luck.
If you're not happy before you're successful, you're going to be miserable when you do become successful because all your problems just get magnified.
I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.
I don't consider success doing a show for 30 years; I'm sorry. To me, you're successful when you graduate from something. I did a series, I did a talk show, I did movies, I replaced Mickey Rooney on Broadway in "Sugar Babies." You understand?
It's our nature: Human beings like success but they hate successful people.
Whatever success I've had, I always like to top it.