If you can dream it, you can do it.
Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
You never know what motivates you.
Never complain and never explain.
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Know or listen to those who know.
Always desire to learn something useful.
In those early years in New York when I was a stranger in a big city, it was the companionship and later friendship which I was offered in the Linnean Society that was the most important thing in my life.
People instantly assume you can't have a platonic friendship with someone of the opposite sex. I think this may be specific to L.A. - or America.
My films are always concerned with family, friendship, honor, and patriotism.
When Ted Williams was here, inducted into the Hall of Fame 37 years ago, he said he must have earned it, because he didn't win it because of his friendship with the writers. I guess in that way, I'm proud to be in this company that way.
The sacrifices of friendship were beautiful in her eyes as long as she was not asked to make them.
To some it may be a thrill to be known, to me it's a thrill to start a friendship even up.
Ray Bradbury is, for many reasons, the most influential writer in my life. Throughout our long friendship, Ray supplied not only his terrific stories but a grand model of what a writer could be, should be, and yet rarely is: brilliant and charming and accessible, willing to tolerate and to teach, happy to inspire but also to be inspired.
Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family but to a solitary and an exile his friends are everything.
Working with people, the musical part is one thing but the personal part is totally different and just as critical. If the friendship is there and it's a lasting friendship, then it will take care of itself.
My reputation is too important to put it aside for purposes of some friendship. We have a job to do.