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Bethany Mota
I rarely deal with boredom these days. I used to spend a lot of time saying I was bored until I realized there is always something I could be doing. Whenever I have free time, I love using that time to improve myself in different ways. If you think about it, there are tons of things we still don't know much about.
Bethany Mota
American video blogger
Yves Saint Laurent
I'd really like to be in closer contact with life. I'm a little too distant, I guess. I like to place myself outside.
Yves Saint Laurent
French fashion designer
Carmen Dell'Orefice
You know, Italian-Hungarian - no matter how linear and cool I look on the outside, I have all that energy trying to find its way through life.
Carmen Dell'Orefice
American supermodel and actress
Algernon Charles Swinburne
Before the beginning of years There came to the making of man Time with a gift of tears, Grief with a glass that ran, Pleasure with pain for leaven, Summer with flowers that fell, Remembrance fallen from heaven, And Madness risen from hell, Strength without hands to smite, Love that endures for a breath; Night, the shadow of light, And Life, the shadow of death.
Algernon Charles Swinburne
English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic
Gianni Versace
In those days, when I was a little kid, I met the truer more authentic people of my life. The men were so pure, strong, honest, and faithful unto death - with an incredible sense of respect for a boss.
Gianni Versace
Italian fashion designer, socialite and businessman
Donna Air
Life experiences can, at times, be quite humbling, but you learn from them. But I like the changes in my life and what kind of person they've made me into. I'm very open, not as judgmental as I was in my twenties, and a lot more compassionate.
Donna Air
English actress, television presenter and media personality
Chavela Vargas
I am a friend of life, at 80 life tells me to behave like a woman and not like an old woman.
Chavela Vargas
Costa Rican Musician
Charles J. Givens
Achieve success in any area of life by identifying the optimum strategies and repeating them until they become habits.
Charles J. Givens
American Businessman
Charles Duhigg
A huge amount of success in life comes from learning as a child how to make good habits. It's good to help kids understand that when they do certain things habitually, they're reinforcing patterns.
Charles Duhigg
American Journalist
Colin Powell
In other words, don't expect to always be great. Disappointments, failures and setbacks are a normal part of the lifecycle of a unit or a company and what the leader has to do is constantly be up and say 'we have a problem, let's go and get it'.
Colin Powell
American Statesman
Bret Michaels
I believe you must find the things in life that you love, and don't let anybody or anything stop you. There may be lesser successes, but you're never a failure unless you choose not to do something. I don't fail unless I quit. You must believe to receive.
Bret Michaels
American Musician
Bob Feller
Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that's the way baseball is.
Bob Feller
Athlete
Beth Moore
I think that what women need to hear is that there is life after failure.
Beth Moore
American Author
Asin
I believe that if you acheive success, you will also experience failures in life.
Asin
Indian Actress
Arthur C. Brooks
The more control you have over your life, the more responsible you feel for your own success - or failure.
Arthur C. Brooks
American Author
Arnold J. Toynbee
A life which does not go into action is a failure.
Arnold J. Toynbee
British Historian
Arnold Bennett
Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life.
Arnold Bennett
English Novelist
Anushka Sharma
Having failures in life is important to understand where, exactly, you stand.
Anushka Sharma
Indian Actress
Anne Baxter
It's best to have failure happen early in life. It wakes up the Phoenix bird in you so you rise from the ashes.
Anne Baxter
American Actress
Ann Cotton
Be greedy for social change, and your life will be endlessly enriched. The only failure lies in not trying, or giving up.
Ann Cotton
Welsh Businesswoman
Amy Morin
Rather than make excuses for their failures, resilient people learn from each mistake. They identify skills, ideas, and life lessons that can be gained from each failed opportunity.
Amy Morin
American Author
Alice James
The success or failure of a life, as far as posterity goes, seems to lie in the more or less luck of seizing the right moment of escape.
Alice James
American Writer
Alice Dreger
You can't go into new life experiences without the understanding that yeah, you may fail, but knowing you might fail can't stop you from trying.
Alice Dreger
American Scientist
Ali Larter
When it comes down to it, at the end of the day, I need more out of my life and I need to push myself harder. And if at the end of the day I don't have it, then I don't have it, but at least I'm going to put myself out there. If I fail, I'm going to fail terrifically.
Ali Larter
American Model
Alfred P. Sloan
The greatest real thrill that life offers is to create, to construct, to develop something useful. Too often we fail to recognize and pay tribute to the creative spirit. It is that spirit that creates our jobs.
Alfred P. Sloan
American Businessman
Aisha Tyler
I don't think of myself as a role model, but I do feel like, for women out there who are trying to figure out who they are, the most important choice to make is to live a life that's true to who you are inside. And let your ideas and your heart and your mind drive your fashion choices.
Aisha Tyler
American Actress
Adrienne Rich
Life on the planet is born of woman.
Adrienne Rich
American Poet
Abby Johnson
If Disney wants ideas for a princess, make her an independent woman, one who is not afraid to face the daily struggles of life, and refuses to wear expensive dresses. Because we all know life is messy, and those dresses are too pretty to get dirty.
Abby Johnson
American Activist
A. S. Byatt
When I was a child - in wartime, pre-television - books were my life.
A. S. Byatt
English Novelist
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
My work, my goal, my life, it’s like a treadmill. And there’s no stop-button on my treadmill. Once I get on, I just keep going.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
American actor, producer, retired professional wrestler and former American football and Canadian football player
David Crosby
Generally we don't really consciously do it as a purpose-driven thing. ... It's really just a response to life.
David Crosby
American singer-songwriter and musician
Carmen Dell'Orefice
I'm doing the best I can with the ravages of time on my body and I'm a work in progress. I can't write a memoir because I can't do it this week or next week... I try to be an inspiration to the young to respect their older people; we can't stay the same, but we do the best we can with what's left. You can't whine about stuff, you have to learn to eat humble pie along the way and keep going, because the alternative is going to happen.
Carmen Dell'Orefice
American supermodel and actress
Gianni Versace
I try to contrast; life today is full of contrast... We have to change.
Gianni Versace
Italian fashion designer, socialite and businessman
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
My work, my goal, my life, it’s like a treadmill. And there’s no stop-button on my treadmill. Once I get on, I just keep going.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
American actor, producer, retired professional wrestler and former American football and Canadian football player
Yves Saint Laurent
Dressing is a way of life. It brings you joy. It can give you freedom and liberation, help you to find yourself and to move without restraint. Isn't elegance forgetting what one is wearing?
Yves Saint Laurent
French fashion designer
Carmen Dell'Orefice
The money I've earned has enabled me to keep my life in my own hands. I had a terrific body, and I got paid for using it.
Carmen Dell'Orefice
American supermodel and actress
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
Training for me is a metaphor for life, period. The dedication, the determination, the desire, the work ethic, the great successes and the great failures – I take that into life.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
American actor, producer, retired professional wrestler and former American football and Canadian football player
Yves Saint Laurent
Dressing is a way of life.
Yves Saint Laurent
French fashion designer
Carmen Dell'Orefice
My life has been amazing. How many other ladies of 76 can say that the snapshot on their senior citizen's card was taken by Norman Parkinson?
Carmen Dell'Orefice
American supermodel and actress
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
When life puts you in tough situations, don’t say ‘Why me?’ just say ‘Try me’
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
American actor, producer, retired professional wrestler and former American football and Canadian football player
Carmen Dell'Orefice
The key to overcoming adversity is to be ready to understand that you have enough, no matter what rug is pulled out from under you. You can't live in fear, or thinking "I'll never figure it out." The more consciously we can understand what we're experiencing, the more that is our protection. So, we run into adversity, but we don't have to stay there if we have imagination and a way to help ourselves change course. Sometimes we can't - knowing the difference is wisdom and the acceptance that we have enough.
Carmen Dell'Orefice
American supermodel and actress
Carmen Dell'Orefice
I don't live for stuff and things, and if I had to live in a cardboard box, I would put curtains on it.
Carmen Dell'Orefice
American supermodel and actress
Carmen Dell'Orefice
My philosophy is the balance of remembering the past but not living in it, to know where you are in the moment, to project a little in the future and be ready to change. It's how you experience the grace to enjoy the smell of the pavement after a rain - the little things in life to make you satisfied. I never settle for anything that doesn't give me a modicum of pleasure if not total joy and satisfaction. It's allowed, that's what we're supposed to feel. How can we, from an empty cup, offer a stranger a drink of water? You have to fill that cup to the brim!
Carmen Dell'Orefice
American supermodel and actress