To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.
You're my backbone. You're a blessing. You're a piece of my heart. You're the air I breathe. And you're the strongest person I know, and I'm so sorry for having to put you through this and having to put our family through this.
Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.
Toughness is not being a bully, it’s having a backbone.
A lot of people are afraid to tell the truth, to say no. That's where toughness comes into play. Toughness is not being a bully. It's having backbone.
Many a man has failed because he had his wishbone where his backbone should have been.
The backbone of success is...hard work, determination, good planning, and perserverence.
For your own good, for the good of your family and your future, grow a backbone. When something is wrong, stand up and say it is wrong, and don't back down.
It is a great thing to have a big brain, a fertile imagination, grand ideals, but the man with these, bereft of a good backbone, is sure to serve no useful end.
Have the backbone to go after what you want in life. It's too easy to settle.
We need a backbone, not a wishbone.
Is your ego small enough, and your backbone strong enough, to raise others up high on your shoulders?
Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where you backbone ought to be.
If you want to succeed in life...you must pick 3 bones to carry with you at all times: a wish bone, a backbone, and a funny bone.
So I'm just waiting until one party or the other actually gets a moral compass and a backbone.
My parents are my backbone. Still are. They're the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40.
The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
The backbone of surprise is fusing speed with secrecy.
My brothers are my backbone. My parents are my oxygen. I can't live without them.
No-one gets an iron-clad guarantee of success. Certainly, factors like opportunity, luck and timing are important. But the backbone of success is usually found in old-fashioned, basic concepts like hard work, determination, good planning and perseverance.
The wishbone will never replace the backbone.
I don't want to say I hear voices; well, actually I do hear voices, but I don't think it's supernatural. I think it's just that when characters are given enough texture and backbone, then lo and behold, they stand on their own.
The moral backbone of literature is about that whole question of memory. To my mind it seems clear that those who have no memory have the much greater chance to lead happy lives.
I have always said there is only one thing that can bring our nation down - our dependence on foreign countries for food and energy. Agriculture is the backbone of our economy.
For Devil's Backbone I loved it but I felt very pressured but so I was neurotic on the shoot.
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