Subject: Success

Whenever a superstar is traded to your favorite team, he fades. Whenever your team trades away a useless no-name, he immediately rises to stardom.

The degree of failure is in direct proportion to the effort expended and to the need for success.

I never knew what top golf was like until I turned professional… then it was too late.

American professional golfer

Andy Warhol made fame more famous.

(1950 – ) writer & humorist

Success is the one unpardonable sin against our fellows.

(1842 – 1914) author & satirist

She said I was afraid of success, which may in fact be true, because I have a feeling that fufilling my potential would really cut into my sittin' around time.

(1970 – ) American stand-up comedian & voice actor

At some time in the life cycle of virtually every organization, its ability to succeed in spite of itself runs out.

When you’re walking to the bank with that World Series check every November, you don’t want to leave. There were no Yankees saying, “play me or trade me.”

(1922 – 2007) American baseball player & manager

Fame means absolutely nothing except a good table at a restaurant.

(1934 – ) English actress & occasional screenwriter

The success of any venture will be helped by prayer, even in the wrong denomination.

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

If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?

(1937 – 2008) stand-up comedian, social critic, actor & author

Brute force, clumsiness, ignorance, and superstition will always triumph over science, skill, knowledge, and logic.

I hate to see a young man get ahead on the basis of a famous family name.

(1932 – 2009) U.S. senator (Massachusetts)

At all those banquets, stars get up and give credit to their coaches and parents; I give credit to no one; I made myself what I am today.

(1935 – ) American baseball player, sportscaster, comedian & actor

Performance is directly affected by the perversity of inanimate objects.

The only winner in the War of 1812 was Tchaikovsky.

David Gerrold (1944 – ) science fiction author

From Poland to polo in one generation.

(1953 – ) Romanian-born American screenwriter

It's lonely at the top, but you eat better.

The nice thing about being a celebrity is that when you bore people, they think it's their fault.

(1923 – ) German-born diplomat & scholar

First year, a .500 season – second year, a conference championship – third year, undefeated – fourth year, a national championship – and in the fifth year, we’ll be on probation, of course.

1913 – 1983) American college football coach
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