"The difference between a beautifully made failure and a beautifully made hit is who you've got playing the leads."
"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."Steven Moffat on Theodore Roosevelt
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."Steven Moffat 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."Steven Moffat on Calvin Coolidge
"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."Steven Moffat 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."Steven Moffat on Steve Jobs
"I don't think, generally speaking, people become writers because they were the really good, really cool, attractive kid in class. I'll be honest. This is our revenge for people who were much better looking and more popular than us. I was a bit like that, I suppose."
"I can't see what's wrong about assuming intelligence in your audience and what's bad news about being rewarded for assuming that."
"People don't really have a relationship with great writing or great production or great art direction or great direction. They just sort of admire it."
"When writing comedy, you have to have the confidence to believe that there is only one type of relationship in the world, and we are all having it, that all men behave in the same way and so do all women."