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Montgomery Clift Quotes

I hope you find these Montgomery Clift Quotes inspiring and motivational.

Failure and its accompanying misery is for the artist
his most vital source of creative energy.
- Montgomery Clift

Look, I'm not odd.
I'm just trying to be an actor; not a movie star,
an actor.
- Montgomery Clift

The closer we come to the negative, to death,
the more we blossom.
- Montgomery Clift

The only line that's wrong in Shakespeare is 'holding a mirror up to nature.'
You hold a magnifying glass up to nature.
As an actor you just enlarge it enough so that your
audience can identify with the situation.
If it were a mirror, we would have no art.
- Montgomery Clift


 

Success consists of going from failure to failure
without loss of enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill
(also quoted as: "Courage is going from failure to failure
without losing enthusiasm."

Success is failure recycled.
Life is death reborn.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Understand the difference between "failing,"
which each of us does often,
and "being a failure,"
which is a state of mind no one should
ever allow themself to fall into.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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There are no secrets to success.
It is the result of preparation,
hard work, and learning from failure.
- Colin Powell

A little more persistence,
a little more effort, and
what seemed hopeless failure
may turn to glorious success.
- Elbert Hubbard

Success depends upon previous preparation,
and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
- Confucius

It's fine to celebrate success
but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
- Bill Gates

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

Success often grows best in the fertile soil of failure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The majority of men meet with failure
because of their lack of persistence
in creating new plans to take
the place of those which fail.
- Napoleon Hill

It's not necessary to fear the prospect of failure
but to be determined not to fail.
- Jimmy Carter

People in their handlings of affairs
often fail when they are about to succeed.
If one remains as careful at the end
as he was at the beginning,
there will be no failure.
- Lao Tzu

A man can fail many times,
but he isn't a failure until
he begins to blame somebody else.
- John Burroughs

Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.
- John Wooden

My great concern is not whether you have failed,
but whether you are content with your failure.
- Abraham Lincoln

Failure is success if we learn from it.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
- The Buddha

The season of failure is the best time
for sowing the seeds of success.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Failure is only the opportunity to
begin again more intelligently.
- Henry Ford

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you're doing your best,
you won't have any time to worry about failure.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I don't know the key to success,
but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
- Bill Cosby

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

Success is not final, failure is not fatal.
It is the courage to continue that counts.
- Winston Churchill

Far better is it to dare mighty things,
to win glorious triumphs,
even though chequered by failure,
than to take rank with those poor spirits
who neither enjoy much nor suffer much,
because they live in the grey twilight
that knows not victory or defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Know that your true self,
a spiritual being,
is always perfect.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we don't see a failure as a challenge to modify our approach,
but rather as a problem with ourselves, as a personality defect,
we will immediately feel overwhelmed.
- Anthony Robbins

Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill

No man is a failure who enjoys life.
- William Feather

What we've got here is failure to communicate.
- the movie Cool Hand Luke

Choose to adopt the attitude toward failure that sports teams do.
In each game, one team succeeds and one fails.
Then the next week they both get out and play again.
Life is also a game - with some successes and some failures.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

Be avid.
Create apart from perfection.
Risk failure.
Cover your words with sweat.
Run a little
Touch excruciatingly.
Laugh until you cry.
Dance with your eyes closed.
Care.
Understand you die a little in every moment.
Be Enlivened
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You are my friend when you can guard my failure,
challenge my thought and celebrate my success.
- Anonymous

Socialism is a philosophy of failure,
the creed of ignorance,
and the gospel of envy,
its inherent virtue is
the equal sharing of misery.
- Winston Churchill

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again,
this time more intelligently.
- Henry Ford

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill

Defeat is not the worst of failures.
Not to have tried is the true failure.
- George Edward Woodberry

Any man who has $10,000 left when he dies is a failure.
- Errol Flynn

The man who has done his level best...
is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection.
So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.
- William Faulkner

Failure is impossible.
- Susan B. Anthony

Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiam.
- Winston Churchill

My father was not a failure.
After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.
- Harry S. Truman

Success is simply a matter of luck.
Ask any failure.
- Earl Wilson

The one phrase you can use is that success has a thousand fathers,
and failure is an orphan.
- Alan Price

Develop success from failures.
Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
- Dale Carnegie

Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means
you haven't succeeded yet.
- Robert H. Schuller

A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.
- Christopher Morley

The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found
in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.
- Earl Warren

The only real failure in life is one not learned from.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

Failure does not exist.
Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how
a certain act should have been completed.
Once you believe that no act must be performed
in any specific other-directed way,
then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

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

I think the greatest taboos in America are faith and failure.
- Michael Malone

Success or failure in business is caused more by the
mental attitude even than by mental capacities.
- Walter Scott

Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache,
carries with it the Seed of an equivalent or greater Benefit.
- Napolean Hill

And I went to New York and died; for 10 years I walked those pavements.
I can't think of New York without feeling uncomfortable
and feeling like a failure.
- Harvey Korman

The dream is real, my friends.
The failure to realize it is the only unreality.
- Toni Cade Bambara

Failure is not fatal; victory is not success.
- Tony Richardson

My story of success and failure is not just about music and being famous.
It's about living and loving and trying to find purpose in this crazy world.
- Wynonna Judd

I knew that there were several, among African-American leaders,
who had been put out by me because of my failure or
reluctance to endorse Sen.
Kerry.
- Rodney Alexander

The failure of The Cable Guy impacted my career.
I had to start writing and acting again.
- Ben Stiller

Why should anybody be interested in some old man who was a failure?
- Ernest Hemingway

Success is not built on success.
It's built on failure.
It's built on frustration.
Sometimes its built on catastrophe.
- Sumner Redstone

A failure is a man who has blundered,
but is not able to cash in the experience.
- Elbert Hubbard

Sometimes a noble failure serves the world as faithfully
as a distinguished success.
- Edward Dowden

Failure is not a crime.
The crime is not trying.
- Ron Dellums


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