Dave Bautista
Just getting auditions was rough. But also just learning how to act - when I did my first role, in a film I did which was a favour to a friend, I realised I was really bad at it.
Dave Bautista
American Actor
Danielle Colby
I wake up at 4 or 5 in the morning every day.
Danielle Colby
American Celebrity
Cress Williams
As an actor, the only pressure I have is to just be truthful and to do my best work.
Cress Williams
German Actor
Craig David
I recognise life is like a magnet. Positive and negative are on the opposite sides of the magnet. You can try to cut the negative part off, but it's still there. When you accept both of them, it's like, 'You know what? Don't get too identified with success or too identified with failure - just be cool with them.'
Craig David
English Musician
Craig Bellamy
I can understand failure: I've failed loads of times in my life; it's not a problem. I've never feared it, because it's a part of life.
Craig Bellamy
Welsh Athlete
Cory Booker
I'm going to have setbacks and failures; I'm not going to see change right away all of the time or most of the time. But everybody I've ever respected has failed at one thing or another. I've definitely fallen on my face. But I've also had a comparatively easy life.
Cory Booker
American Politician
Connie Britton
The thing about taking risks is, if it's really a risk, you really can fail. It's only a pretend risk if you really can't fail.
Connie Britton
American Actress
Claudia Kim
I got into modeling first, then acting came along pretty soon, and I landed my first role in a Korean drama without education, without any acting experience whatsoever.
Claudia Kim
South Korean Actress
Claude Monet
My life has been nothing but a failure.
Claude Monet
French Artist
Christopher Timothy
My first role was on Broadway from 1963-64 in Chips With Everything.' It was very well reviewed but not very well attended.
Christopher Timothy
Welsh Actor
Christie Hefner
In any endeavor, you have to understand your tolerance for risk. What's a failure you can afford?
Christie Hefner
American Businesswoman
Christian de Duve
The cost of our success is the exhaustion of natural resources, leading to energy crises, climate change, pollution, and the destruction of our habitat. If you exhaust natural resources, there will be nothing left for your children. If we continue in the same direction, humankind is headed for some frightful ordeals, if not extinction.
Christian de Duve
Belgian Scientist
Christian Cage
My biggest fear, the only fear that I have is failing. I hate to fail at anything that I do and that's really my only fear in life, to be a failure.
Christian Cage
Canadian Wrestler
Chris Zylka
My greatest fear is failure.
Chris Zylka
American Actor
Chris Jericho
The only person that is going to tell you that you can't do things in life are people who have failed.
Chris Jericho
Canadian Wrestler
Chen Shui-bian
I understand the harsh feelings and sentiments from my opponents and their supporters because I myself have been defeated twice in my political life in the past and I understand very well it is hard to accept your own failure.
Chen Shui-bian
Statesman
Charles Stanley
Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins.
Charles Stanley
American Clergyman
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
Caroline Sunshine
My very first role was the character of Barbara Winslow in the movie 'Marmaduke.' Up until that point, I had only done commercials. I had never done a guest star role or a series, and yet they cast me!
Caroline Sunshine
American Actress
Carol Roth
Many businesses fail because the owner wasn't willing to invest and wasn't educated on the difference between spending money frivolously and investing money into the business for growth, and the risks and rewards of that cash infusion.
Carol Roth
American Author
Carol Alt
It's not about failure; it's about trying something and risking something for attaining your goal.
Carol Alt
American Model
Camille Rowe
I feel like people are like, 'Ooh, French beauty, they don't do anything.' But I think it's more about looking as natural as possible.
Camille Rowe
French Model
Caitriona Balfe
I think the first role I ever played was Mr. Bumble in a production of 'Oliver.'
Caitriona Balfe
Irish Actress
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
Burt Rutan
NASA's myriad failures are in many ways the natural consequence of a catastrophic combination of bureaucracy, monopoly, and a calcifying aversion to the kind of risk necessary for innovation.
Burt Rutan
American Scientist
Bryce Harper
My dad, he worked rebar, an ironworker. Watching my pops get up every single morning, going into work, working hard - I think that really made me want to work that hard, wanted to make me get up early and go for a run or get a lift in or get some extra hitting in and really try to better myself every day.
Bryce Harper
American Athlete
Brie Larson
I started acting in second grade - my first role was in the Thanksgiving play. I was the Indian chasing the turkey. All the other mom's encouraged my mom to get me into acting after that. Also, when I saw 'The Sound of Music' at Music Circus, I knew I wanted to act.
Brie Larson
American Actress
Brian Tyree Henry
I've discovered people in my lifetime who are like, 'I always wanted to sing but... ' It's like, 'Well then, did you try?' My thing was always not caring about failure.
Brian Tyree Henry
American Actor
Brian Tracy
Successful people are simply those with successful habits.
Brian Tracy
American Author
Brian Stokes Mitchell
The first role that I played as a musical - I was 14 years old, and I played Birdie in 'Bye Bye Birdie.' That was an awakening of, 'Wow, I'm good at that. People are responding.' And I hardly knew what I was doing back then, but there was something that people were seeing.
Brian Stokes Mitchell
American Actor
Brett Ratner
When you're fearless, you take more risks because you're less conscious of failure or what can go wrong.
Brett Ratner
American Director
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
Brendan Dooling
Every young male actor dreams of being James Bond in an action movie. And that's their first role. But the truth is, when it comes down to it, that's not relatable.
Brendan Dooling
American Actor
Brad Garlinghouse
To me, if we're not failing a little bit, we're not trying hard enough. I think great cultures encourage risk and are tolerant of failure. If you don't do that, you're going to end up with a culture that is stagnant and not thinking about the next generation of products and experiences.
Brad Garlinghouse
American Businessman
Bob McNair
A quarterback that goes out and performs for you and is a franchise quarterback is more valuable than a player playing another position, but there's a lot more risk there. It's a more difficult position to play, and there are lot more failures.
Bob McNair
American Businessman
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
Blanka Vlasic
I believe the reason for my early independence is sport, through which I learnt at an early stage to take care of myself and be disciplined.
Blanka Vlasic
Croatian Athlete
Beth Moore
I think that what women need to hear is that there is life after failure.
Beth Moore
American Author
Bernard L. Schwartz
Entrepreneurialism, to me, means being able to fail. And I believe that kind of leadership is not necessary only in business, but it's necessary for running countries, too. You've got to be able to believe in something strongly enough that you want to do it even if there's a risk of failure.
Bernard L. Schwartz
American Businessman
Bernard Baruch
Whatever failures I have known, whatever errors I have committed, whatever follies I have witnessed in private and public life have been the consequence of action without thought.
Bernard Baruch
American Businessman
Bernard Arnault
When I took over Louis Vuitton, everyone said, 'It's already so big - what more can you do?' And since then, we've multiplied that success tenfold.
Bernard Arnault
French Businessman
Bernard Arnault
What made Louis Vuitton famous was the quality. We don't do marketing; we just create products which are exceptional in their design and craftsmanship.
Bernard Arnault
French Businessman
Bernard Arnault
In business, I think the most important thing is to position yourself for long-term and not be too impatient, which I am by nature, and I have to control myself.
Bernard Arnault
French Businessman
Bernard Arnault
What I love is to win. What I love is being number one.
Bernard Arnault
French Businessman
Barry O'Farrell
I have this view that losing weight is easy, keeping it off is hard because keeping it off is the discipline.
Barry O'Farrell
Australian Politician
Barbara Kingsolver
It's a funny thing: people often ask how I discipline myself to write. I can't begin to understand the question. For me, the discipline is turning off the computer and leaving my desk to do something else.
Barbara Kingsolver
American Novelist
Buddha
To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
Buddha
Leader
Aubrey Peeples
My first role was in the George Gershwin musical 'Crazy for You' at the Orlando Repertory Theatre when I was 11 - I grew up in Florida - and I wasn't old enough to be in it, but they let me anyway. I was just this little shrimp in a leotard.
Aubrey Peeples
American Actress
Asin
I believe that if you acheive success, you will also experience failures in life.
Asin
Indian Actress
Ashton Eaton
From the age of seven, I basically started practicing my hand-eye and foot coordination, balance, strength, endurance, discipline, and mental toughness three days a week until I was about 15.
Ashton Eaton
American Athlete
Ashley McBryde
You know me: jeans, T-shirts, boots, all the time.
Ashley McBryde
American Musician
Ashley Greene
I live a dual life. On the red carpet, it's complete glam. But at home, I'm a jeans and T-shirt kind of girl. Simple can be beautiful.
Ashley Greene
American 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
Andy Dalton
At the end of the day, you just want to be yourself because people can see when you're not.
Andy Dalton
American Football Player
Andy Cohen
Follow your passion. Be yourself, but check yourself before you wreck yourself.
Andy Cohen
American Producer
Andy Biersack
Always be yourself and rebel against what people tell you should be and be whatever you want to.
Andy Biersack
American Musician
Andrew Mason
I've been very lucky, from the beginning. I've found that as long as you're fundamentally good - as long as you're not being bad to people - people give you a lot of room to be yourself, because being yourself is being honest. And that's what people want to see.
Andrew Mason
American Businessman
Andres Iniesta
Some people like you, some people don't. In the end you just have to be yourself.
Andres Iniesta
Spanish Athlete
Andreja Pejic
Fashion is quite inclusive and good at embracing different things and different forms of beauty. It's a very liberal industry. You can be yourself. Just not overweight.
Andreja Pejic
Australian Model
Andre Malraux
Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act.
Andre Malraux
French Author
Anderson Cooper
I think you have to be yourself, and you have to be real and you have to admit what you don't know, and talk about what you do know, and talk about what you don't know as long as you say you don't know it.
Anderson Cooper
American Journalist
An Wang
You have to risk failure to succeed. The important thing is not to make one single mistake that will jeopardize the future.
An Wang
American Businessman
Amy Morin
Since self-control is vital to reaching long-term goals, befriending people with willpower could be the secret to success. Whether you're tempted to skip that workout at the gym, or you're considering blowing this month's budget, spending time with a disciplined friend could boost your motivation to maintain healthy habits.
Amy Morin
American Author
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
Amy Grant
I think that if my kids are completely convinced of God's unfailing love for them, whether they fail or not, they'll have confidence to persevere in life.
Amy Grant
American Musician
Amar'e Stoudemire
Be yourself. Don't try too hard - it shows.
Amar'e Stoudemire
American Athlete
Alyssa Edwards
Don't be anything you're not. Be yourself. And people will either celebrate that or say, 'It's not for me.'
Alyssa Edwards
American Entertainer
Allison Williams
I'm drawn to what I'm drawn to. I wear jeans and loafers everyday, mostly casual, but when I really turn it on, I like a classic, simple look.
Allison Williams
American Celebrity
Alison Gopnik
What we want in students is creativity and a willingness to fail. I always say to students, 'If you've never at some point stayed up all night talking to your new boyfriend about the meaning of life instead of preparing for the test, then you're not really an intellectual.'
Alison Gopnik
American Psychologist