"All I can do will only ever be a faint image of what I see and my success will always be less than my failure or perhaps equal to the failure."
"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."Alberto Giacometti on Theodore Roosevelt
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."Alberto Giacometti 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."Alberto Giacometti on Calvin Coolidge
"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."Alberto Giacometti 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."Alberto Giacometti on Steve Jobs
"In every work of art the subject is primordial, whether the artist knows it or not. The measure of the formal qualities is only a sign of the measure of the artist's obsession with his subject the form is always in proportion to the obsession."