Anonymous Irish Proverb
When the old cock crows, the young cock learns.
Sir Francis Bacon
A prudent question is one half of wisdom.
To seduce almost anyone, ask for and listen to his opinion.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.
R. Buckminster Fuller
Don’t fight forces; use them.
If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business.
Sir Laurence Olivier
No matter how well you perform, there’s always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it’s lousy.
You’ve got to be original. If you’re like everybody else, what do they need you for?
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.
George Bernard Shaw
Style is the effectiveness of assertion.
There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
I have always been pushed by the negative. The apparent failure of a play sends me back to my typewriter that very night, before the reviews are out.