Alan Alda quotes: Mr. M*A*S*H on acting, writing, listening, laughing, dying, and more.
“You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you’re doing. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.”
“Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart.”
“‘Never have your dog stuffed’ is really advice to myself, a reminder to myself not to avoid change or uncertainty, but to go with it, to surf into change.”
“It’s really clear to me that you can’t hang onto something longer than its time. Ideas lose certain freshness, ideas have a shelf life, and sometimes they have to be replaced by other ideas.”
T-Pain quotes: the rapper who made auto-tune cool then not-so-cool’s coolest quotes.
“We must all learn to adjust with our surroundings.”
“Once people tell me I can’t do stuff, I’m going to go and make it happen.”
“Those who get stuck doing the same things for too long are bound to get left behind the strong who press on and reinvent themselves.”
“I guess you gotta take the good and the bad. It taught me how to move around a lot of stuff and how to deal with people a lot better. I think just having a label made me grow up. That was just a big part of maturing for me, it was a big part of my life.”
Diana Ross quotes: insights from the pop icon.
“Do you know where you’re going to? Do you like the things that life is showing you? Where are you going to? Do you know?”
“I really, deeply believe that dreams do come true. Often, they might not come when you want them. They come in their own time.”
“You can’t just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You’ve got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.”
“Discipline is a necessary tool to help you get what you want in life. It forces you to stay on center and to move away from the things that are not necessary.”
Mary J. Blige quotes: powerful soundbites from the singer slash rapper.
“If we didn’t have understanding of our journey, we wouldn’t be able to go on.”
“When you’re going to do whatever you’re going to do, you have to get your… put your mind into it.”
“Believe in yourself when nobody else does.”
“There’s so many things that life is, and no matter how many breakthroughs, trials will exist and we’re going to get through it. Just be strong.”
Wim Hof quotes: subzero sentences from “The Iceman.”
“The cold is a noble force.”
“After a cold shower in the morning you feel much more centered during the rest of your day. Try it out and see what it does for you.”
“We have become alienated from nature. But the cold is capable of bringing us back to what we once had lost.”
“Nature is my teacher.”
“Ask yourself, ‘Have I ever experienced the wonders of life?’ Meditate about it. Meditation helps your spirit bloom like a beautiful flower. The experience can be beautiful and great. Poetry is the language of the soul. So listen. Life is like a dewdrop on a grass leaf. When it slips away, it’s gone forever.”
Tim McGraw quotes: the muscle-havin’, song singin’, millions-makin’ son-of-a-gun’s greatest quotes.
“The trouble with never is… never… never works.”
“Chase your dreams but always know the road that’ll lead you home again.”
“You gotta do what you’re good at.”
“We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere.”
Christopher Reeve quotes: Superman’s best sentences.
“We can either watch life from the sidelines, or actively participate. Either we let self-doubt and feelings of inadequacy prevent us from realizing our potential, or embrace the fact that when we turn our attention away from ourselves, our potential is limitless.”
“We all have powers within us that we don’t know exist until we’re tested. There are no limitations to what you can do if you have the determination.”
“I truly feel that if you understand yourself and set goals without the regulations and limitations others put on you, then nothing is impossible.”
“It is not a question of if, but when.”
Rob Dyrdek quotes: nuggets from the skater turned serial entrepreneur, Rob Dyrdek.
“I was raised by some very grounded, hard-working, middle-America parents.”
“I quit high school to be a pro skateboarder out of Ohio, which is just asinine, but it was meant to be.”
“In skateboarding, you’re never bigger than the streets.”
“MTV has been a great partner over the years. I’m truly grateful for the platform they’ve provided for me to create and refine compelling, entertaining media at the highest level.”
Ed Mylett quotes: max out with these remarkable messages from Mr. Mylett.
“You must become your own biggest fan and stop being your own worst critic. Life really is too short to be at war with yourself.”
“There’s no such thing as a self-made millionaire. I’m a team-made millionaire. So many high-achievers don’t like to admit this, but we are not experts at everything. It’s just physically and mentally not possible.”
“It’s what you do when you are not motivated that determines success or failure.”
“The most successful people understand that last year‘s victories will not produce this year‘s championship.”
Tom Bilyeu quotes: just a smorgasbord of success principles.
“You don’t have to be outgoing to be a leader. But you do have to outwork and outperform other people. That’s the only way you’re going to get the respect that’s required for people to want to follow you.”
“You get what you look for. If you’re only looking for proof that you’re a moron, that’s all you will find. If instead you look for opportunities to grow and improve, you will.”
“Don’t lament your level of talent. Just focus on developing your skills.”
“Failure is not the sin. Inaction is.”
David Goggins quotes: wisdom from the hardest man alive.
“Be the warrior – ready each day to show up at the Colosseum of Life.”
“Don’t be the person who needs a race or an event in front of them to train. Be the person that is constantly training so they are in shape – mentally and physically – just in case a race comes up or life just happens.”
“You have to show your mind and body who is boss. There are no special people – just special minds – and the mind is something we can sharpen through hard work.”
“The grind is never-ending. The second you think you have made it, that’s the second you start to decline in life.”
Just the tip: when all else fails, find your dark place.
Like when you’re waking up day after day and doing the work and nobody’s finding your website, let alone clicking your ads or buying your recommended products or enrolling in your courses or singing up for your services? And you feel stuck? And pissed off? And you’re on the verge of quitting?
That’s when that vision board ain’t enough. That’s when you have no choice but to go to that twisted, animal-like, eyes all rage-y, “I will f*cking cut a b*tch” state of being.
Mark Burnett quotes: the TV titan’s most illuminating advice.
“I will guarantee you that the day you step outside your comfort zone by making success your goal is the day you discover that adversity, risk, and daring will make life sweeter than you ever imagined.”
“Attitude produces character, and character produces hope.”
“The best person to get something done is a busy person.”
“If you think too much and don’t jump in, you lose the opportunity.”
Paul Orfalea quotes: the Kinko’s king on overcoming his learning disabilities, the funny way he came up with the company name, the importance of having supportive parents, and more.
“You can either complain or look for opportunity in every problem. I prefer opportunity.”
“If you’re going to enjoy the picnic that life really is, you’d better learn to like yourself, not despite your flaws and so-called deficits, but because of them.”
“Be helpful, be useful, bring something to the party. Don’t just network because you need something; network because you have something to give. If you join a board, work your ass off. Do the homework.”
“Keep making it better.”
Jane Lynch quotes: on being gay, drinking too much, feeling famous, her two-word rule for life, and more.
“The world, universe, God, whatever you call it, has so much more in store if you just sit back and relax and do what’s right in front of you.”
“Don’t deprive yourself of the exciting journey your life can be when you relinquish the need to have goals and a blueprint.”
“No one’s just going to hand you a career. I waited for years for someone to hand me one and it never happened.”
“I know it sounds new age-y, but what I’ve truly come up with is that you really need to trust that you’re on your own path, as long as you stay true to it and you show up, which is 99% of it.”