"Sometimes people call me a success for all the reasons that make me think I'm a 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."William Hurt on Theodore Roosevelt
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."William Hurt 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."William Hurt on Calvin Coolidge
"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."William Hurt 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."William Hurt on Steve Jobs
"But I am not going to live for ever. And the more I know it, the more amazed I am by being here at all."
"The thing is, I don't believe in most of what's done. The amount of financial and imaginative energy that's put into mediocrity is just amazing which I find to be fundamentally offensive as a human being."
"Heroes to me are guys that sit in libraries. They absorb knowledge and then the risks they take are calculated on the basis of the courage it took to become replete with knowledge."
"Being a father, being a friend, those are the things that make me feel successful."
"Being famous is not something that would make me feel successful - unless one was striving for mediocrity."