Subject: Success

After a fellow gets famous it doesn’t take long for someone to bob up that used to sit by him in school.

(1868 – 1930) cartoonist, humorist & journalist

Nobody notices when things go right.

First of all you've got to have talent, and then you've got to marry her like I did.

(1896 – 1996) comedian, actor & entertainer

No matter how rich you become, how famous or powerful, when you die the size of your funeral will still pretty much depend on the weather.

comedian, counselor & speaker

Success is the one unpardonable sin against our fellows.

(1842 – 1914) author & satirist

Success is made up of courage, brains, and luck and since the first two are a function of the third, it’s pretty much all luck.

(1957 – 2007) American stand-up comedian & actor

The road to success is always under construction.

(1929 – 2016) American golfer

When you're hot, you're hot; when you're not, you're not.

(1933 – 1998) comedian & actor

I want to succeed in America where, unlike Britain, they do not regard ambition as being the same as eating babies.

(1962 – ) English stand-up comedian & actor

Nothing is ever accomplished by a reasonable man.

(1856 – 1950) Irish playwright & socialist

Eighty percent of success is showing up.

(1935 – ) movie actor, director & comedian

Hollywood is a place where people from Iowa mistake each other for a star.

(1894 – 1956) American radio comedian

It is not enough to succeed, others must fail.

(1925 – 2012) author, playwright, essayist & screenwriter

I want to be a diva… like people-totally-respect-my-music diva, not diva like carry-my-Diet-Coke-around.

(1980 – ) American singer

Getting worried there might not be enough talent in America to accommodate all these singing shows.

(1974 – ) American comedian

I don't deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either.

(1894 – 1974) comedian, radio & television host

The higher the “higher-ups“ are who've come to see your demo, the lower your chances are of giving a successful one.

The more ridiculous a belief system, the higher the probability of its success.

If at first you don't succeed, try try again… then quit; there's no use being a damn fool about it.

(1880 – 1946) comedian, actor, juggler & writer

Being a star has made it possible for me to get insulted in places where the average Negro could never hope to go and get insulted.

(1925 – 1990) American entertainer

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.

Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) author & humorist

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