"My Brat Pack buddies and I didn't exactly handle celebrity very well. Success at an early age is far more difficult to handle than 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."Judd Nelson on Theodore Roosevelt
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."Judd Nelson 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."Judd Nelson on Calvin Coolidge
"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."Judd Nelson 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."Judd Nelson on Steve Jobs
"I love the rehearsal process in the theatre, and the visceral sense of contact and communication with a live audience."
"Catcher in the Rye had a profound impact on me-the idea that we all have lots of dreams that are slowly being chipped away as we grow up."
"With failure, you just try again."
"I just couldn't go back to Suddenly Susan after David Strickland's suicide. I didn't see how we could make the show light and funny any more."
"Remember to be as smart as you are."