Lessons on Failure from Joyce Carol Oates
The Fringe Benefits of Failure: J.K. Rowling Harvard Commencement Speech
J.K. Rowling on Fear, Depression, and Failure
"Talent is a dreadfully cheap commodity, cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work and study”
"When you have a great and difficult task, something perhaps almost impossible, if you only work a little at a time, every day a little, suddenly the work will finish itself."
"Failure is success if we learn from it."
-Malcom S. Forbes
Be responsible for your own success. "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who'll decide where to go."
Stay the course, even when it feels like you aren't making progress. "One may not reach the dawn save by the path of the night."
"Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience."
"Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it… Success is shy – it won't come out while you're watching."