Quotations on Successful

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Guessing what the pitcher is going to throw is eighty percent of being a successful hitter. The other twenty percent is just execution.
- Hank Aaron
(Keywords: Successful, Being, Execution)

I'm a writer first and an editor second... or maybe third or even fourth. Successful editing requires a very specific set of skills, and I don't claim to have all of them at my command.
- Lynn Abbey
(Keywords: Successful, First, Writer)

In our view, successful reform is not an event. It is a sustainable process that will build on its own successes - a virtuous cycle of change.
- Abdallah II
(Keywords: Change, Successful, Reform, Will)

Everyone is your best friend when you are successful. Make sure that the people that you surround yourself with are also the people that you are not afraid of failing with.
- Paula Abdul
(Keywords: People, Successful, Friend)

I hope to be involved in a successful movie script.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Keywords: Successful, Hope)

The epic poet collaborates with the spirit of his time in the composition of his work. That is, if he is successful; the time may refuse to work with him, but he may not refuse to work with his time.
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Keywords: Time, Work, Successful, May, Spirit)

I always knew I'd be in music in some sort of capacity. I didn't know if I'd be successful at it, but I knew I'd be doing something in it. Maybe get a job in a record store. Maybe even play in a band. I never got into this to be a star.
- Bryan Adams
(Keywords: Music, Successful, Job, Play)

There are high spots in all of our lives and most of them have come about through encouragement from someone else. I don't care how great, how famous or successful a man or woman may be, each hungers for applause.
- George Matthew Adams
(Keywords: Successful, Applause, Care, Encouragement, Famous, Man, May, Woman)

Sometimes it seems that we are successful only because we have not tried hard enough for our best. We do the hard thing, and one day we succeed, and many things are made plain to us.
- Maude Adams
(Keywords: Successful, Day, Succeed)

Most success springs from an obstacle or failure. I became a cartoonist largely because I failed in my goal of becoming a successful executive.
- Scott Adams
(Keywords: Success, Successful, Failure, Goal)

Clearly any film company that makes a film is always going to talk about sequels particularly if they see something as being successful, which Werewolf was.
- Jenny Agutter
(Keywords: Successful, Being, Company, Film, Talk)

The successful establishment of a buffer zone around Fort Carson will provide an example for other bases around the country as we seek to protect the training mission of the U.S. military while preserving critical habitats on our ranges.
- Wayne Allard
(Keywords: Successful, Country, Example, Military, Mission, Training, Will, Zone)

At the same time, the Reagan Administration assured that the main elements of policymaking were in the hands of competent loyalists, thus assuring a successful launch and a highly successful first year.
- Richard V. Allen
(Keywords: Time, Successful, First)

The Reagan Administration, generally regarded as having conducted the most successful Transition of modern times, had managed during the election campaign to build bridges to the Democrats in some areas, notably foreign and national security policy.
- Richard V. Allen
(Keywords: Policy, Successful, Democrats, National security)

The choice of personnel, perhaps the most important choice (because 'people are policy'), never proceeds according to plan, but there have been some successful transitions that upheld high standards.
- Richard V. Allen
(Keywords: Policy, Successful, Choice)

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is a form of service journalism. To be successful, I think it has to be a combination of a good story, it has to be funny, and it also needs to be packed with useful information.
- Ted Allen
(Keywords: Funny, Successful, Eye, Information, Journalism, Needs, Service)

For a successful revolution it is not enough that there is discontent. What is required is a profound and thorough conviction of the justice, necessity and importance of political and social rights.
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Keywords: Successful, Conviction, Discontent, Revolution, Rights, Importance, Justice, Necessity)

The number one secret of being a successful writer is this: marry an English major.
- Stephen Ambrose
(Keywords: Successful, Being, English, Writer)

I must stress here the point that I appreciate clarity, order, meaning, structure, rationality: they are necessary to whatever provisional stability we have, and they can be the agents of gradual and successful change.
- A. R. Ammons
(Keywords: Change, Successful, Clarity, Meaning, Order, Stability, Stress)

The first stage in a technology's advance is that it'll fall below a critical price. After it falls below a critical price, it will tend, if it's successful, to rise above a critical mass, a penetration.
- Chris Anderson
(Keywords: Technology, Successful, First, Will)

You can be a famous poisoner or a successful poisoner, but not both, and the same seems to apply to Great Train Robbers.
- Clive Anderson
(Keywords: Successful, Famous)

If I could go back in time and tell my younger self that eventually that I'd become very successful writing Dune books after Frank Herbert's death, I would have laughed myself silly, I think, at how strange that prospect would be.
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Keywords: Time, Death, Successful, Books, Self, Silly, Writing)

I think that somebody with the resources and innovation and the idea is going to come out of nowhere and come up with a successful space travel program.
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Keywords: Travel, Idea, Successful, Innovation, Space)

I have yet to see a drama that puts forward women who are successful and have a family. Women are nearly always seen as victims.
- Francesca Annis
(Keywords: Women, Family, Successful, Drama, Victims)

Man cannot be free if he does not know that he is subject to necessity, because his freedom is always won in his never wholly successful attempts to liberate himself from necessity.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: Successful, Freedom, Man, Necessity)

As we've gotten more successful, there's a gap between the speed of our publishing pipeline and the speed of our receiving submissions pipeline. Our pipeline of leaks has been increasing exponentially as our profile rises, and our ability to publish is increasing linearly.
- Julian Assange
(Keywords: Successful, Ability, Publishing)

There are many highly successful businesses in the United States. There are also many highly paid executives. The policy is not to intermingle the two.
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Keywords: Policy, Successful, states, United)

Mozart often wrote to his family that certain variations or sections of pieces were so successful that they had to be encored immediately, even without waiting for the entire piece to end.
- Emanuel Ax
(Keywords: Family, Successful, End, Waiting)

The successful man is the one who had the chance and took it.
- Roger Babson
(Keywords: Successful, Chance, Man)

When you get successful, you can do pretty much whatever you want.
- Randy Bachman
(Keywords: Successful, Pretty, Want)

If you're an actor, even a successful one, you're still waiting for the phone to ring.
- Kevin Bacon
(Keywords: Successful, Actor, Waiting)

The successful pilots succeeded because they did not open fire until they were close to the target.
- Douglas Bader
(Keywords: Successful, Fire, Open)

I want to give as many Canadians the opportunity to be successful and if we can use their athletic gifts to get them a free degree or a free diploma across the border then I guess I'm doing my job.
- Donovan Bailey
(Keywords: Opportunity, Successful, Gifts, Job, Want)

My dad was the baby. When he was born they were already successful. They sent him to business school - he probably would have loved to have been a poet or a writer or something, and he was very creative.
- Bob Balaban
(Keywords: Business, Dad, Successful, Baby, School, Writer)

People who believe they have the power to exercise some measure of control over their lives are healthier, more effective and more successful than those who lack faith in their ability to effect changes in their lives.
- Albert Bandura
(Keywords: Faith, Power, People, Successful, Control, Ability, Effect, Exercise, Measure)

I was now successful in proving that a direction of movement is localized in the cerebellum.
- Robert Barany
(Keywords: Successful, Direction, Now)

Making cartoons means very hard work at every step of the way, but creating a successful cartoon character is the hardest work of all.
- Joseph Barbera
(Keywords: Work, Successful, Character, Cartoons, Hard work)

The ultimate function of prophecy is not to tell the future, but to make it. Your successful past will block your visions of the future.
- Joel A. Barker
(Keywords: Successful, Future, Past, Prophecy, Visions, Will)

Your successful past will block your visions of the future.
- Joel A. Barker
(Keywords: Successful, Future, Past, Visions, Will)

I've always just worked and tried to do as good a job as possible so that the people who are watching me took notice. That's what's helped me be successful today.
- Maria Bartiromo
(Keywords: People, Successful, Job, Today)

Most of the successful people I've known are the ones who do more listening than talking.
- Bernard Baruch
(Keywords: People, Successful, Listening, Talking)

Every ballet, whether or not successful artistically or with the public, has given me something important.
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
(Keywords: Successful, Ballet, Public)

I think men are afraid to be with a successful woman, because we are terribly strong, we know what we want and we are not fragile enough.
- Shirley Bassey
(Keywords: Men, Successful, Want, Woman)

It's hard for a man to live with a successful woman - they seem to resent you so much. Very few men are generous enough to accept success in their women.
- Shirley Bassey
(Keywords: Men, Success, Women, Successful, Man, Woman)

We should be proud of liberating the 26 million people in Iraq and should remember that this is why it is important to stick it out to it's successful conclusion.
- Evan Bayh
(Keywords: People, Successful, Iraq)

Everybody likes the underdog, because everybody feels like the underdog. No matter how successful you are, you always think, No one's being nice enough to me!
- Kate Beckinsale
(Keywords: Successful, Being)

Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Business, Morality, Successful, Man)

To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Nature, Successful, Man, Practice, Profession, Study)

When one guy undermines the other, it only causes trouble, and the team isn't successful. It's very important for both of us to accept our role and help the team. One guy can get hot, and if that's Alex, I'll support him and help any way I can.
- Ed Belfour
(Keywords: Successful, Causes, Help, Support, Trouble)

It takes two guys on a team to do very well in the end and be successful.
- Ed Belfour
(Keywords: Successful, End)



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