"The secrets of success are a good wife and a steady job. My wife told me."
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."Howard Nemerov on Bill Cosby
"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success."Howard Nemerov on Swami Vivekananda
"Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it."Howard Nemerov on Bruce Lee
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."Howard Nemerov on David Brinkley
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."Howard Nemerov on Winston Churchill
"For a Jewish Puritan of the middle class, the novel is serious, the novel is work, the novel is conscientious application why, the novel is practically the retail business all over again."
"I never abandoned either forms or freedom. I imagine that most of what could be called free verse is in my first book. I got through that fairly early."
"The nice thing about the Bible is it doesn't give you too many facts. Two an a half lines and it tells you the whole story and that leaves you a great deal of freedom to elaborate on how it might have happened."
"I would talk in iambic pentameter if it were easier."
"A chronicle is very different from history proper."