Art, especially the stage, is an area where it is impossible to walk without stumbling. There are in store for you many unsuccessful days and whole unsuccessful seasons: there will be great misunderstandings and deep disappointments… you must be prepared for all this, expect it and nevertheless, stubbornly, fanatically follow your own way.— Anton Chekhov
Fascinating Unsuccessful quotations
To be normal is the ideal aim of the unsuccessful.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others.
Unsuccessful people are always asking, What's in it for me?
Try to remember that being unsuccessful in school doesn't automatically mean you'll be unsuccessful in life. Lots of people who didn't excel in school still went on to have successful lives.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, "What's in it for me?"
Nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.
Nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.
Successful people make decisions quickly (as soon as all the facts are available) and change them very slowly (if ever). Unsuccessful people make decisions very slowly, and change them often and quickly.
The Llama is a woolly sort of fleecy hairy goat, with an indolent expression and an undulating throat; like an unsuccessful literary man.
Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities.
They vary in their desires to reach their potential.
The crushing, pitiful, and frequently just plain risible pathos of an unsuccessful actor/performer's life is well charted.
Unsuccessful emulation is too apt to sink into envy, which of all sins has not even the excuse to offer of temporary gratification.
An authentic response to who God is and what He's done.
..What we do is useful to the extent that it provides an ability for our community to voice things back to God. If it's unsuccessful in that, then it's just self-indulgence.
There is nothing more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
I have a congenital desire to contradict;
my whole life is merely a chain of sad and unsuccessful contradictions to heart and mind. When faced with enthusiasm, I am seized by a midwinter freeze, and I suppose that frequent dealings with sluggish phlegmatics would have made a passionate dreamer.
The poor, the unsuccessful, the unhappy, the unhealthy are the ones who use the word tomorrow the most.
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Behind every successful man, there is a woman - And behind every unsuccessful man, there are two.
When the government makes loans or subsidies to business, what it does is to tax successful private business in order to support unsuccessful private business.
The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal.
Successful people don't have any fewer problems than unsuccessful people;
they just have a different mindset in dealing with them.
It is possible that the scrupulously honest man may not grow rich so fast as the unscrupulous and dishonest one; but the success will be of a truer kind, earned without fraud or injustice. And even though a man should for a time be unsuccessful, still he must be honest: better lose all and save character. For character is itself a fortune. . . .
The world must be filled with unsuccessful musical careers like mine, and it's probably a good thing. We don't need a lot of bad musicians filling the air with unnecessary sounds. Some of the professionals are bad enough.
Behind every successful man there's a lot of unsuccessful years.
Insurrection. An unsuccessful revolution; disaffection's failure to substitute misrule for bad government.
If you consider an unsuccessful hunt to be a waste of time, then the true meaning of the chase eludes you all together.
The only difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is extraordinary determination.
Nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful people with talent, leave the house before you find something worth staying in for.
Successful people do all the things that unsuccessful people don't want to do.
The biggest hurdle is rejection. Any business you start, be ready for it. The difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is the successful people do all the things the unsuccessful people don't want to do. When 10 doors are slammed in your face, go to door number 11 enthusiastically, with a smile on your face.
The most successful career must show a waste of strength that might have removed mountains, and the most unsuccessful is not that of the man who is taken unprepared, but of him who has prepared and is never taken.
Nothing is so common as unsuccessful men with talent. They lack only determination.
If you are a genius and unsuccessful, everybody treats you as if you were a genius, but when you come to be successful, when you commence to earn money, when you are really successful, then your family and everybody no longer treats you like a genius, they treat you like a man who has become successful.
It is not a simple matter to differentiate unsuccessful from successful experiments. . . .[Most] work that is finally successful is the result of a series of unsuccessful tests in which difficulties are gradually eliminated.
Many successful people are no more talented than unsuccessful people.
The difference between them lies in the old axiom that successful people do those things that unsuccessful people don't like to do.
Unsuccessful people get up whenever they feel like it and the first thing they do is watch television, read the paper, or check email. The rest of the day is pretty much 50% below maximum performance.
Successful people aren't born that way.
They become successful by establishing the habit of doing things unsuccessful people don't like to do. The successful people don't always like these things themselves; they just get on and do them.