No person who is enthusiastic about his work has anything to fear from life.
From success you get a lot of things, but not that great inside thing that love brings you.
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
I don't want any yes-men around me, I want everyone to tell me the truth even if it costs them their jobs.
I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it. The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances gets on.
I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it. Everyone has bad breaks, but everyone also has opportunities. The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances gets on.
Having integrity...means being completely true to what is inside you -- to what you know is right...what you feel you must do, regardless of the immediate cost of sacrifice...to be honorable and to behave decently.
Enthusiasm is the key not only to the achievement of great things but to the accomplishment of any thing that is worthwhile.
The human race is faced with a cruel choice: work or daytime twittering -- anon Twitter has raised writing to a new low.
If a young man is going to get ahead, if he is going to reach the top, he must be all wrapped up in what he is doing. He has to give his job -- whatever it is -- not only his talent but every bit of his enthusiasm and devotion.
I don't care if it doesn't make a nickel. I just want every man, woman, and child in America to see it.
The Oscars are a lot different when you are a nominee. You walk around with this big smile on your face, and everyone, even people who work for rival film companies, tells you they voted for you.
The independents who were our fiercest competitors all succumbed to the one-hit-makes-you-a-genius philosophy. It is a mistake to think you have the magic touch. Show business is roulette. If you start to play for stakes you can't afford, there's no way you can survive.
I vicariously lived the life of an independent producer from the time I was four years old. And what was always important was writing, writing, writing.
People always say to me, 'It must have been wonderful coming from old Hollywood, with all those movie stars,' but I never knew anyone. I didn't even know who Charlie Chaplin was. My parents really kept me away from it all.
I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it... The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances gets on.
Why should people go out and pay money to see bad films when they can stay at home and see bad television for nothing?
I don't want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their job.