"It's not that we fly by the seat of our pants. We're not afraid of 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."Craig Ferguson on Theodore Roosevelt
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."Craig Ferguson 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."Craig Ferguson on Calvin Coolidge
"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."Craig Ferguson 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."Craig Ferguson on Steve Jobs
"I think that clearly it has an influence, to be coming of age during the punk rock era, to come from a difficult and sporadically violent background, to have been in and out of such chaos, I think it actually helps. But I don't know for sure."
"It's the beauty and curse of doing a daily show. Some days you've got nothing to talk about and other days Dick Cheney shoots his lawyer in the face and everyone is happy."
"It's like, it's kind of like if you ever had a car and it was a bit of a clunker but you love it, that's my show. It's a bit of a clunker but I know where everything is and I like it."
"Why do people do things that they fear? It may be that the fear contains information. Something can be interesting if you get to the other side of that fear."
"I've started looking at my own father a bit funny. He assures me, though, that I really am the son of a Scottish postman."