"Los Angeles was an impression of failure, of disappointment, of despair, and of oddly makeshift lives. This is California? I thought."
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."Joseph Barbera on Theodore Roosevelt
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."Joseph Barbera on Michael Jordan
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."Joseph Barbera on Calvin Coolidge
"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."Joseph Barbera on Abraham Lincoln
"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important."Joseph Barbera on Steve Jobs
"I don't know that I spent any more time alone than any other kid, but being by myself never bothered me."
"I hate fishing, and I can't imagine why anyone would want to hike when you can get in the car and drive."
"That's what keeps me going: dreaming, inventing, then hoping and dreaming some more in order to keep dreaming."
"I hope we don't get to the point where we have to have the cat stop chasing the mouse to teach him glassblowing and basket weaving."
"My marriage had been impulsive. That marriage should have been short-lived instead of the 23 years it spanned."
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