Michael Korda - Quotes

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One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.

One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.

The more you can dream, the more you can do.

The more you can dream, the more you can do.

To succeed it is necessary to accept the world as it is and rise above it. ---->>>

The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're playing by somebody else's rules, while quietly playing by your own.

The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're playing by somebody else's rules, while quietly playing by your own.

Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility... in the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have... is the ability to take on responsibility. ---->>>

The freedom to fail is vital if you're going to succeed. Most successful people fail from time to time, and it is a measure of their strength that failure merely propels them into some new attempt at success.

The freedom to fail is vital if you're going to succeed. Most successful people fail from time to time, and it is a measure of their strength that failure merely propels them into some new attempt at success.

Art teaches nothing, except the significance of life. ---->>>

An once of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition. ---->>>

Luck can often mean simply taking advantage of a situation at the right moment. It is possible to make your luck by being always prepared. ---->>>

The purely agitation attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject.

The purely agitation attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject.

If you don't believe in yourself, then who will believe in you? The next man's way of getting there might not necessarily work for me, so I have to create my own ways of getting there. ---->>>

Act well at the moment, and you have performed a good action for all eternity. ---->>>

Never reveal all of yourself to other people; hold back something in reserve so that people are never quite sure if they really know you. ---->>>

Success has always been easy to measure. It is the distance between one's origins and one's final achievement. ---->>>

The biggest fool in the world is he who merely does his work supremely well, without attending to appearance. ---->>>

What you hear repeatedly you will eventually believe. ---->>>

This is true enough, but success is the next best thing to happiness, and if you can't be happy as a success, it's very unlikely that you would find a deeper, truer happiness in failure. ---->>>

Men naturally resent it when women take greater liberties in dress than men are allowed. ---->>>

Never walk away from failure. On the contrary, study it carefully and imaginatively for its hidden assets.

Never walk away from failure. On the contrary, study it carefully and imaginatively for its hidden assets.

One of the first rules of playing the power game is that all bad news must be accepted calmly, as if one already knew and didn't care. ---->>>

I never met Peter O'Toole, but he one was of those rare actors whose success was defined by a single role. His incandescent performance in David Lean's 'Lawrence of Arabia' is one that nobody who saw it will ever forget. ---->>>

It's not a field, I think, for people who need to have success every day: if you can't live with a nightly sort of disaster, you should get out. I wouldn't describe myself as lacking in confidence, but I would just say that the ghosts you chase you never catch. ---->>>

It strikes me that people want to be engaged, and that those who go into a bookstore in a time of crisis are much more likely to be looking for explanation than for escapism. ---->>>

Your chances of success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you desire from what you do. If you are in a job you hate, face the fact squarely and get out. ---->>>

An ounce of hypocracy is worth a pound of ambition. ---->>>

I always thought of myself as a kind of literary bureaucrat. And that was never going to be enough for me. ---->>>

Numbers of sales do not correspond to numbers of readers. ---->>>

The novelist wants to know how things will turn out; the historian already knows how things turned out, but wants to know why they turned out the way they did. ---->>>

Curiosity is the best motive for writing: curiosity about the world at large, or about oneself. ---->>>

I'm a relatively unfocused person. ---->>>

My books are based on observing others, not myself. ---->>>

I'm always astonished when I go into Barnes & Noble at the number of people buying books, of course, but also at the variety of books they do buy and the extent to which they are not the big bestsellers. ---->>>

To have a childhood surrounded by people like Sir Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh sounds glitzy, but for years I wanted to repress it. I couldn't take that kind of power and success.

To have a childhood surrounded by people like Sir Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh sounds glitzy, but for years I wanted to repress it. I couldn't take that kind of power and success.

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: 06-21, 2015
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Occupation: Novelist
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Michael Korda (born 8 October 1933) is an English-born writer and novelist who was editor-in-chief of Simon & Schuster in New York City.(wikipedia)