"So nevertheless, what I'm saying is that what one is - one's parameters are constantly narrowed by one's success, and my desire is to widen my field even if I risk 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."Jeremy Irons on Theodore Roosevelt
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."Jeremy Irons 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."Jeremy Irons on Calvin Coolidge
"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."Jeremy Irons 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."Jeremy Irons on Steve Jobs
"We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories. Some take us forward, they're called dreams."
"I constantly experience failure in that my work is never as good as I want it to be. So I live with failure."
"The sad thing about any business I suppose, but in mine you see it particularly, is that you're always asked to do what you've already done."
"However, I wasn't very good at the sciences, or didn't have a lot of help in the sciences or something but certainly didn't set science for my A level. And when I came to take my A levels I didn't get a good enough result to go to University."
"And trust, yes, which is important, but that is what I aim towards. Now that is difficult for some people, and with that desire to get things as good as possible, I would say that I'm probably regarded as quite prickly to work with."