I think that people need to have the courage of their convictions and not be trying to fool people into thinking that they've changed overnight.
— Chris Bell overnight quote
Better Counsel comes overnight.
— Doris Lessing
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
— Jim Rohn
It takes twenty years to become an overnight success.
— overnight quotation by Eddie Cantor
The real rub is finding that authentic self and it's not something that's going to come to you overnight.
Loss of freedom seldom happens overnight.
Oppression doesn't stand on the doorstep with toothbrush moustache and swastika armband -- it creeps up insidiously... step by step, and all of a sudden the unfortunate citizen realizes that it is gone.
Most books today seemed to have been written overnight from books read the day before.
Instead of thinking about where you are, think about where you want to be.
It takes twenty years of hard work to become an overnight success.
Substance abuse is a disease which doesn't go away overnight.
I'm working hard to overcome it. I did fail my recent drug test. I'm prepared to face the consequences.
Yes, you can lose somebody overnight, yes, your whole life can be turned upside down. Life is short. It can come and go like a feather in the wind.
Actually, I'm an overnight success, but it took twenty years.
I just wondered what a thing it would be.
..if overnight everything you owe anything to, justice, or love, had really gone away. Free.
It would be...heartless terror. Yes. Terrible, and...
Very great. To shed your skin, every old skin, one by one and then walk away, unemcumbered, into the morning.
A war in the Taiwan Strait would destroy China's international relations overnight. It would destroy Chinese - Japanese relations, not to mention Chinese - American relations.
Our attitude towards what has happened to us in life is the important thing to recognize. Once hopeless, my life is now hope-full, but it did not happen overnight. The last of human freedoms, to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, is to choose one's own way.
One has but to observe a community of beavers at work in a stream to understand the loss in his sagacity, balance, co-operation, competence, and purpose which Man has suffered since he rose up on his hind legs. He began to chatter and he developed Reason, Thought, and Imagination, qualities which would get the smartest group of rabbits or orioles in the world into inextricable trouble overnight.
Son, in politics you've got to learn that overnight chicken shit can turn to chicken salad.
Our society loves to romanticize the idea of the single, solo inventor who, working late in the lab one night, makes an earthshaking discovery, and voila, overnight everything's changed. That's a very appealing picture; however, it's just not true. Medicine today is a team sport.
When it happened to us and it was all gone overnight, we said, 'We are in this together, we are healthy, our children are healthy and we can work'.
What is news? It's hard to quantify. Certainly news has changed completely, and the morning shows are not really designed to bring you the news, except to tell you what happened overnight, and the rest of it is a kind of magazine mentality - a little bit of this, a little bit of that. It's harder to be an educated and informed citizen.
But if you pick up every other magazine, it is the peanut butter diet, or the cabbage soup diet, and then you go to the radio and you hear that you can drink some solution and you will lose weight overnight. It just does not work that way!
I was shocked cause I didn't even know that they made my jersey.
I didn't know that they made it so fast, so when I saw it I was like, I had to look three times and I was like, 'Did they customize that?' And then I saw a couple of other ones and I was like, ok, they must've made them overnight or something.
It feels like it's just starting in America and the UK.
It's great to have a loyal fanbase in Australia and New Zealand. People in America say how polished our band are, but that didn't happen overnight; that came from doing all this touring back home.
After all those years as a woman hearing 'not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not this enough, not that enough,' almost overnight I woke up one morning and thought, 'I'm enough.'
My dad told me, 'It takes fifteen years to be an overnight success', and it took me seventeen and a half years.
I wanted fame, but I thought it would be incremental, and I became afraid of the overnight-sensation thing.
You bet I arrived overnight. Over a few hundred nights in the Catskills, in vaudeville, in clubs and on Broadway.
A loss never bothers me after I take it.
I forget it overnight. But being wrong - not taking the loss - that is what does damage to the pocketbook and to the soul.
Overnight I became a cottage industry.
Give me a couple of years, and I'll make that actress an overnight success.
None of us suddenly becomes something overnight.
The preparations have been in the making for lifetime.
Anyone who wants to sell you overnight success or wealth is not interested in your success; they are interested in your money.
Patience can't be acquired overnight.
It is just like building up a muscle. Every day you need to work on it.
I'm not going to change the world overnight.
It's one person at a time, and hopefully they're people in positions of power who can help people get in those roles and really, truly embrace colorblind casting.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.