— Oprah Winfrey American businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist 1954
„I cannot define failure because I don't believe in failure. There is no failure in my book. All I see is success, directed by the Spirit of God.“
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
— Bill Cosby American actor, comedian, author, producer, musician, activist 1937
Originally from Herbert Bayard Swope (1882-1958); often attributed to Cosby, he actually cites this as a sound advice he once read elsewhere, in "Dr. Bill Cosby" in Ebony, Vol. 32, No. 8 (June 1977), p. 136
— John Mayer guitarist and singer/songwriter 1977
From his essay on Jimi Hendrix for Rolling Stone 946 Mayer, John (2004). "Jimi Hendrix" http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/5939209/6_jimi_hendrix RollingStone.com (accessed March 21, 2007)
„When I thought about why I was sometimes reluctant to push myself, I realized that it was because I was afraid of failure - but in order to have more success, I needed to be willing to accept more failure.“
— Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
— Jerry Seinfeld American comedian and actor 1954
— Kenneth Tynan English theatre critic and writer 1927 - 1980
As quoted in "Critic Kenneth Tynan Has Mellowed But Is Still England's Stingingest Gadfly" by Godfrey Smith in The New York Times (9 January 1966)
„There is no such thing as a soldier. I see death as a private event, the destruction of the universe in the brain and in the senses of one man, and I cannot see any man's death as a contributing factor in the success or failure of a military campaign.“
— William Saroyan American writer 1908 - 1981
Context: I cannot see the war as historians see it. Those clever fellows study all the facts and they see the war as a large thing, one of the biggest events in the legend of the man, something general, involving multitudes. I see it as a large thing too, only I break it into small units of one man at a time, and see it as a large and monstrous thing for each man involved. I see the war as death in one form or another for men dressed as soldiers, and all the men who survived the war, including myself, I see as men who died with their brothers, dressed as soldiers. There is no such thing as a soldier. I see death as a private event, the destruction of the universe in the brain and in the senses of one man, and I cannot see any man's death as a contributing factor in the success or failure of a military campaign.
— Satya Nadella CEO of Microsoft appointed on 4 February 2014 1967
Boy Genius Report: "When I think about my career, my successes are built on learning from failures: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella" https://www.bgr.in/news/when-i-think-about-my-career-my-successes-are-built-on-learning-from-failures-microsoft-ceo-satya-nadella/ (29 December 2015)
— Mrs Patrick Campbell British stage actress 1865 - 1940
No definite source has been found for this statement; though most often attributed to Sir Winston Churchill, and sometimes to Abraham Lincoln, it has only rarely been attributed to Campbell.
— Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965
Attribution debunked in Langworth's Churchill by Himself. The earliest close match located by the Quote Investigator is from the 1953 book How to Say a Few Words by David Guy Powers.