"When you're fearless, you take more risks because you're less conscious of failure or what can go wrong."
"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."Brett Ratner on Theodore Roosevelt
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."Brett Ratner 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."Brett Ratner on Calvin Coolidge
"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."Brett Ratner 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."Brett Ratner on Steve Jobs
"My mom had me when she was 16, and I was an only child, which is probably why I received a lot of love and didn't miss that my father wasn't around."
"Miami Beach - that's where I grew up, in a middle-class Jewish family led by my maternal grandfather. Me, my great-grandmother - a Holocaust survivor, who was my roommate - my grandparents, my mom and her brother all shared a four-bedroom house."
"In this day and age, you need a lot of patience if you are in the movie business."
"I fear God and respect God and love God."