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Random quote of the day:

“When we wake up in the morning we are inspired to do some certain thing and we do do it. The difficulty lies in the fact that it may turn out well or it may not turn out well. If it turns out well we have a tendency to think that we have successfully followed our inspiration and if it does not turn out well we have a tendency to think that we have lost our inspiration. But that is not true. There is successful work and work that fails but all of it is inspired.”

—Agnes Martin, “On the Perfection Underlying Life,” lecture, Institute of Contemporary Art, February 14, 1973

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Random quote of the day:

“A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself.”

—Samuel Johnson, letter to Joseph Baretti, December 21, 1762

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Random quote of the day:

“Sometimes you lay an egg, and people will say, It was too early. Audiences weren’t ready for it. Bullshit. If it’s good, it’s good. If it’s bad, it’s bad.”

—Billy Wilder, The Paris Review, Issue 138, Spring 1996

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Random quote of the day:

“One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.”

—John W. Gardner, “The Ever-Renewing Society,” Saturday Review, No. 46, 1963

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Random quote of the day:

“Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.”

—Oscar Wilde, “Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young,” The Chameleon, December 1894

 

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Random quote of the day:

“Half the fear of failure is of the judgement of false friends we feel compelled to impress but don’t like.”

—Alain de Botton, Twitter, 9/13/11”

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Random quote of the day:

“Many times people get tied to the disappointment of what failed rather than focusing on the success that awaits them in the next opportunity.”

—Scott Hamilton, The Great Eight

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Random quote of the day:

“We should accomplish nothing in this world if we were not guided by wrong ideas.”

—Bernard Le Bovier Fontenelle, as quoted by Albert Camus, The Notebooks, 1942-1951 (tr. Justin O’Brien)

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Random quote of the day:

“To divide men into the successful and the unsuccessful is to look at human nature from a narrow, preconceived point of view….One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.”

—Anton Chekhov, letter to A. S. Suvorin, November 1888
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Random quote of the day:

 

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all—in which case, you fail by default.”

—J. K. Rowling, 2008 Harvard commencement speech

 

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