Most of the time those we call “Celebrities” don’t really have all that much to say and certainly not much we should listen t. Most of them generally come across as not having a cogent thought in their handsome heads; sometimes, however, they hit the nail on the head with those little bits of wisdom which we shouldn’t ignore. Hence, the following (and sometimes surprising) insights.

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.—Arthur Ashe

The small act of paying attention can get you a long way.—Keanu Reeves

You achieve success in your field when you don’t know whether what you’re doing is work or play.—Warren Beatty

In order for you to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.—Bill Cosby

Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.—Elvis Presley

Glory is fleeting but obscurity is forever.—Napoleon Bonaparte

Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.—Lance Armstrong

A dream doesn’t become a reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.—Colin Powell

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.—Erica Jong

Stay committed in your decisions but stay flexible in your approach.—Tony R0bbins

Be as smart as you can but remember that it is always better to be wise than smart.—Alan Alda

The most rewarding things you do in life are the ones that look like they cannot be done.—Arnold Palmer

…and, as Stan Lee, mentor of Marvel Comics, says: ‘Nuff said!


  1. Judy // January 24, 2010 at 2:14 PM  


  2. Mary Ricksen // January 24, 2010 at 3:26 PM  

    Being on time is a gift you give your friends.

  3. Joelle Charbonneau // January 24, 2010 at 4:11 PM  

    I'm with Bill Cosby...fear is typically the biggest road block...especially for writers.

  4. Joanne // January 24, 2010 at 7:12 PM  

    Thanks for the quotes. Especially liked the one by Alan Alda.

  5. Mary Marvella // January 24, 2010 at 7:36 PM  

    Great quotes. Good job!

  6. Rebecca Lynn // January 24, 2010 at 11:14 PM  

    I like this.

    My favorite is by TS Eliot.

    "Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity."

    That's my excuse for being a procrastinator. :-)

  7. Nightingale // January 25, 2010 at 11:10 AM  

    The most rewarding things you do in life are the ones that look like they cannot be done.—Arnold Palmer

    I liked that one best, but I enjoyed all of them.