"I'm very comfortable with failure. I'm very comfortable being the guy who disappoints people."
"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 Soderbergh on Theodore Roosevelt
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."Steven Soderbergh 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 Soderbergh on Calvin Coolidge
"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."Steven Soderbergh 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 Soderbergh on Steve Jobs
"The ought to be a worldwide cultural taskforce that just stops you when you have ideas like combining The Red Desert with an armored car heist movie."
"There are three major social issues that this country is struggling with: education, poverty, and drugs. Two of them we talk about, and one of them we don't."
"But my sense in talking to people when I travel is that the film business is not that dissimilar from a lot of other businesses."