"If you come into success too soon, you'll burn out and be finished before you know it. If you let the maturation process happen naturally, you'll be happier with yourself in the end."
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."Lucinda Williams 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."Lucinda Williams 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."Lucinda Williams on Bruce Lee
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."Lucinda Williams on David Brinkley
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."Lucinda Williams on Winston Churchill
"Back in the 1960s, I saw Peter, Paul and Mary. I was at that age, about 14, and I was mesmerized."
"I just broke up with my boyfriend, and I've been spending more time alone than I'd like."
"Of course, I'm older now. I'm in a different place in my life than when I wrote the songs for 'Car Wheels' or 'Essence' or whatever. Different things were going on."
"People let their own hang-ups become the obstacles between them and personal happiness."
"You should put time into learning your craft. It seems like people want success so quickly, way before they're ready."