Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 556
Enjoy Should

If you make a mistake, you should enjoy it.

- Adam Ant

Learn Perfect

The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake - you can't learn anything from being perfect.

- Adam Osborne

Perform About

People make the mistake of thinking they've got to perform just because someone has said something about their potential.

- Adam Peaty

Making Entitled

Every time you feel entitled, you're making a mistake.

- Adena Friedman

Compete Very

It's a mistake to believe technology rests outside India. We compete very successfully.

- Adi Godrej

Twice Sure

Don't be afraid to make a mistake. But make sure you don't make the same mistake twice.

- Akio Morita

Will Making

Those allies who failed to join us will regret it. They're making a mistake.

- Al D'Amato

Think Some

Sometimes I think I could have got some better results if I had a different mentality; if I could have pushed hard and attacked. But then I would have had a good chance of making a mistake.

- Alain Prost

Think I Think

The worst mistake you can make is underrating your enemy. Assuming that they're evil - I think it's a terrible thing to do.

- Alan Dershowitz

New Never

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

- Albert Einstein

New Never

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

- Albert Einstein

Intelligence Given

He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.

- Albert Einstein

Twice Getting

A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.

- Alexander Hamilton

Actually Punching

Actually punching is a mistake; a heavy hitter will cut you with one shot.

- Alexis Arguello

Society Garden

Exclusiveness in a garden is a mistake as great as it is in society.

- Alfred Austin

Song Always

Whenever I've chosen a song because it's clever, it's always turned out to be a mistake.

- Alison Krauss

Like Before

It is a great mistake, as we have already remarked, to be afraid of Him and to act in His presence like a timid and craven slave trembling with fright before his master.

- Alphonsus Liguori

Curve How

The writers want to know were you made your mistake, no how well your curve is breaking.

- Alvin Dark

Nothing Very

Acting for screen is very different from acting on stage, and then obviously when you dance... everything is a physical embodiment. But the discipline is the same approach. You have to take both things seriously; nothing well-crafted is by mistake.

- Amanda Schull

Death Move

That is the great mistake about the affections. It is not the rise and fall of empires, the birth and death of kings, or the marching of armies that move them most. When they answer from their depths, it is to the domestic joys and tragedies of life.

- Amelia Barr

Think Deny

I think novels are profoundly autobiographical. If writers deny that, they are lying. Or if it's really true, then I think it's a mistake.

- Amity Gaige

Like Feels

You know, parenting is so personal. And we're all afraid that we didn't quite get it right. And it feels like the stakes are so high. By we - what if we made a mistake?

- Amy Chua

Think Making

I think I would be making a mistake to actively try and just do everything completely different from 'Gilmore Girls.'

- Amy Sherman-Palladino

Important Will

You have to risk failure to succeed. The important thing is not to make one single mistake that will jeopardize the future.

- An Wang

Think Big

I think the human race made a big mistake at the beginning of the industrial revolution, we leaped for the mechanical things, people need the use of their hands to feel creative.

- Andre Norton

Give Blindness

Losing my sight had nothing to do with my focus on music. My passion for music was already there, so it would be a mistake to give too much significance to my blindness.

- Andrea Bocelli

Some Surely

I got quite cross when I heard about Emma Thompson adapting 'Sense and Sensibility.' It was absolutely childish of me, but I thought, 'I should be doing that. They didn't even ask me.' Some mistake, surely.

- Andrew Davies

Similar While

We should not make the mistake of equating the E.U. with Europe. Outside the E.U., we wouldn't cease to be Europeans. But, an exit would definitely risk losing those opportunities for our children while growing no similar opportunities elsewhere.

- Andrew Lansley

Doing Other

The worst mistake anyone can make is to perceive anyone else as lesser. The deeper you look into other souls - and writing is primarily an exercise in doing just that - the clearer people's inherent dignity becomes.

- Andrew Solomon

Think Always

I think it's always a mistake when you start connecting a band to a personality. You begin to limit what you're able to do.

- Andrew Wyatt

Movie Feels

Many times when you make a movie, it feels like your biggest mistake. But even if a film isn't a hit, you shouldn't view it as a mistake.

- Ang Lee

Think Means

I like someone who is a little crazy but coming from a good place. I think scars are sexy because it means you made a mistake that led to a mess.

- Angelina Jolie

Big Certainly

Taking me seriously is a big mistake. I certainly wouldn't.

- Ani DiFranco

Play Okay

I don't put any rules to my style; I think fashion is something that you should play with... even if you make a mistake, it's okay, it's only fashion.

- Anja Rubik

Cut Reduce

Make no mistake: I will work with both Democrats and Republicans to cut wasteful spending and reduce our debt in a balanced, responsible way.

- Ann McLane Kuster

Young Role

I believe in recovery, and I believe that as a role model I have the responsibility to let young people know that you can make a mistake and come back from it.

- Ann Richards

Always Been

I've always been a headstrong girl. I had my first child at 17, and it was a mistake, but I got a beautiful child out of it.

- Anna Benson

Women Reward

Most women are indulgent of themselves. This is a mistake. It should be only the reward of old age.

- Anna Held

Bad Role

I have an intuition, and usually my intuition is right. I have a feeling for whether a role will be good or bad for me, and I almost never make a mistake.

- Anna Netrebko

Think Looks

It would be a mistake to think something is wonderful just because it looks great.

- Anna Wintour

Think Always

I feel it would be a huge mistake for 'Vogue' always to be completely tasteful, completely perfect. I think it's very important for us to also rock the boat.

- Anna Wintour

Digital Given

It is true that a lot of people are easily distracted online. As a result, too many of us have given up on digital audiences for ambitious work, and this is a mistake.

- Anna Wintour

Parenting Think

It's a great mistake, I think, to put children off with falsehoods and nonsense, when their growing powers of observation and discrimination excite in them a desire to know about things.

- Anne Sullivan


The idea that Buddhism denies what is called in the West 'individual immortality' is a mistake, so far as the Buddhist scriptures are concerned.

- Annie Besant

Think Always

Buddhism notes that it is always a mistake to think your soul can go it alone.

- Annie Dillard

About I Write

It would be an egregious mistake to ever refer to me in the same breath as most of the people I write about.

- Anthony Bourdain

Country Needs

The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent, experimentation. It is common sense to take a method and try it, if it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.

- Anthony Burgess

Stupid Been

I like debating policy. I never once attacked personally Secretary Clinton. I have found that when I have attacked people personally, that's been a stupid mistake on my part. And so whoever I have attacked personally, I apologize for.

- Anthony Scaramucci

Stupid Been

I have found that when I have attacked people personally, that's been a stupid mistake on my part. And so whoever I have attacked personally I apologize for.

- Anthony Scaramucci

Embrace Always

We always make the mistake in the United States of America in Democratic or Republican administrations alike is we tend to embrace the despot that's least troublesome to us. That should not be the way we view things.

- Anthony Weiner

Making Failures

One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.

- Anton Chekhov

Best Makes

When someone makes a mistake, it's right to underline this type of situation and find the best solution to avoid the same mistake in the future.

- Antonio Conte

Worst Writer

To begin impatiently is the worst mistake a writer can make.

- Antony Beevor

Learned Tear

I learned long ago not to tear into anyone for a mistake.

- Ara Parseghian

Broken Receive

Make no mistake, if the payroll-tax cut is extended, it will become permanent. Social Security will become another welfare program as the tie between what someone pays and what they receive gets broken.

- Ari Fleischer

Grave Jewish

It was a grave mistake to dismantle the Jewish communities in Sinai.

- Ariel Sharon

Been Feared

I surrendered my youth to the people I feared when I could have been out there loving someone. Don't make that mistake yourself. Life's too damn short.

- Armistead Maupin

Data Capital

It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.

- Arthur Conan Doyle

Think Ever

I think it's a mistake to ever look for hope outside of one's self.

- Arthur Miller

Trying Hard

If you don't occasionally make a mistake, you aren't trying hard enough.

- Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr.

Made Been

Sometimes my mistake has been hesitancy about acting on the decisions I've made. When's the best time to invest? It's today, not tomorrow.

- Charles Schwab

Process Song

Most of my inspiration comes from mistakes, so every time I make a massive mistake, that usually affects me so much that I have to process that via song.

- Chet Faker

Think New

I think the mistake a lot of people make with new media is they just focus on one thing. But any one thing - just doing podcasts or just having a website or just doing television - isn't enough anymore.

- Chris Hardwick

Impossible Loves

Although no one loves a typo, it's close to impossible to eradicate every single little mistake in a manuscript.

- Chris Pavone

Never Making

A sound discretion is not so much indicated by never making a mistake as by never repeating it.

- Christian Nestell Bovee

CNN Part

We were thrilled and we were privileged to be part of a revolution, because make no mistake about it, Ted Turner changed the world with CNN.

- Christiane Amanpour

Think Been

It was a mistake to think that my views would have been taken on their own terms. It was a mistake to think that my last name wouldn't be a factor.

- Christopher Buckley

Inaction Perhaps

Inaction is perhaps the greatest mistake of all.

- Chuck Schumer

Lot Appointed

The mistake a lot of politicians make is in forgetting they've been appointed and thinking they've been anointed.

- Claude Pepper

Business Perfect

Everything has to be perfect in my business. Because when there is a mistake I am the one who is responsible.

- Claudia Schiffer

Product Compete

The mistake that makes launching a venture expensive is when you try to make a disruptive technology so good that it can compete on a quality basis with an established product.

- Clayton Christensen

Big Crowd

Do not mistake a crowd of big wage-earners for the leisure class.

- Clive Bell

Think Big

It would be a big mistake to think that Chekhov was a natural, that he did not have to work for his effects and singular style.

- Clive Sinclair

Tell Set

I see the staff and crew on the set as my equals. When I make a mistake, they know they can call my attention or even tell me what to do.

- Coco Martin

Perfect Over

The short story is an imploding universe. It has all the boil of energy inside it. A novel has shrapnel going all over the place. You can have a mistake in a novel. A short story has to be perfect.

- Colum McCann

May Which

I may have made a mistake in renouncing my Canadian citizenship, which I have never ceased to promise to try to regain.

- Conrad Black

Like Last

I made a lot of good friends in Philadelphia and the last thing that I would want to do is dog anyone in that clubhouse. If I made it sound like that, it was a mistake.

- Cory Lidle

Yankee Been

I've been called a lot of things. But never, and I mean never, could anyone ever make the mistake of calling me a Yankee fan.

- Curt Schilling

Always Tries

The man who never makes a mistake always takes orders from one who does. No man or woman who tries to pursue an ideal in his or her own way is without enemies.

- Daisy Bates


It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character.

- Dale Turner

Test Correct

The test is to recognize the mistake, admit it and correct it. To have tried to do something and failed is vastly better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded.

- Dale Turner

Read Horror

I don't read horror, ever. When I was 15, I made the mistake of reading part of 'The Exorcist.' It was the first and last horror book I've ever opened.

- Dan Brown

Business Going

There's nobody you can point to in the world that doesn't make a mistake. The best players, the best business people, the best coaches. So one thing is not going to make or break a person.

- Dan Gilbert

Planet Going

On this planet, there is no perfection. If you chose to end relationships because of one mistake, you're going to be alone.

- Dan Gilbert

Straight Imposing

The mistake that straight people made was imposing the monogamous expectation on men. Men were never expected to be monogamous.

- Dan Savage

Beginning Very

I'm one of the ones who believed the Iraq War was a complete mistake from the very beginning.

- Daniel Barenboim


Make no mistake: The organization of the working class must be both economic and political. The capitalist is organized upon both lines. You must attack him on both.

- Daniel De Leon

Digital New

In traditional schools, you're penalized for making a mistake. But that won't work in the new information culture, in the digital world we live in today.

- Daniel Greenberg

Moving On Move

To help yourself, you must be yourself. Be the best that you can be. When you make a mistake, learn from it, pick yourself up and move on.

- Dave Pelzer

Work Development

It is a mistake to separate learning for work and for community and personal development.

- David Blunkett

New Been

The worst mistake of first contact, made throughout history by individuals on both sides of every new encounter, has been the unfortunate habit of making assumptions. It often proved fatal.

- David Brin

Music Tend

We tend to mistake music for the physical object.

- David Byrne

Play New

You go to a festival, you know you're not going to play all new material at a festival. The audience is not there for that. I've made that mistake, but you find out pretty quickly.

- David Byrne

Glass Symbol

A poor self-image is the magnifying glass that can transform a trivial mistake or an imperfection into an overwhelming symbol of personal defeat.

- David D. Burns

Been Ferdinand

We had to support our player and genuinely felt, like Rio has said, that it was an honest mistake. It is important to know that Manchester United never said, and Rio Ferdinand never said, that a mistake hadn't been made.

- David Gill

Unlikely Period

We genuinely believe to this day that it was an honest genuine mistake and we never imagined the punishment would be eight months. The precedent dictated that it was unlikely to be that. We don't regret he played for that period.

- David Gill

Made Chambers

I made a mistake when I said there were no gas chambers at Auschwitz.

- David Irving

Want Harbor

You want to harbor your resources and try not to make a mistake.

- David Milch

Here Very

Sometimes we get very frustrated here on court. It is tough to control. It is a mistake.

- David Nalbandian

Republicans Shut

Make no mistake about it, my friends - Republicans, the American people are never going to forget that it was you who shut down the government of the people.

- David Scott