You can prepare all you want, but if you never roll the dice you'll never be successful.
After being Turned Down by numerous Publishers, he had decided to write for Posterity.
I was turned down by every record label in L.A. Perseverance is three quarters of the game. Talent's only a quarter. Being able to withstand the word 'no' over and over can build you a pretty tough skin. I knew if I just kept at it, at the very least I'd get better at my craft.
Im not sure which is more insulting, being offered in a trade or having it turned down.
I'm only just learning what language to use when I want my microphone turned down, you know, because it's all so new to me. It can be quite difficult on a daily basis to communicate with the people I work with, so I'm just looking forward to knowing more.
I've always turned down stuff where you had to be fat. I may be fat, but that's not why you play a role. If the guy has to be that way, I say get somebody else because I'm not doing any fat acting.
I turned down a knighthood. It would be like having to wear a suit every day of your life.
I've never turned down an autograph request. I've never not taken a picture with someone.
I never regretted what I turned down.
I actually turned down an opportunity for a private interview with Adolph Hitler.
I've turned down lots and lots of work. Things that could have made me some money.
Italy to me is like the mean mother. Whatever I do, it's never good enough. People say I'm the queen of Cannes, but in Italy I get turned down for work.
I never turned down anything and never argued with any producer or director.
I've actually been turned down for jobs because I was in Playboy.
The United States and Turkey are the only two countries that don't have some kind of subsidy for the Arts. The whole culture in society has made certain films more acceptable. I turned down so many films in the '60s and '70s.
I've turned down Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus and Manchester United to play here. I hope everyone already knows how much it means to me to play for Newcastle United.
I never turned down a movie because they wouldn't give me enough money.
I've turned down a lot of proposed scripts for Scrubs episodes, mainly ones with AIDs patients. It sickens me, really. If you don't want AIDs, don't be a ice cream man. Or African. I'm neither and I'm fine.
It's odd to think we might have been Sun, moon and stars unto each other; Only I turned down one little street As you went up another.
Never quit. My book, Chicken Soup for the Soul, was turned down by 33 publishers. It's since sold millions of copies.
I know, it's weird that I've never done a musical. I turned down two of them. 'The Lion King' and 'The Producers.' I turned two of the biggest Broadway musicals down, am I a mess?
People are afraid to ask musicians to be involved in projects because they anticipate being turned down. Young artists hesitate before contacting me. People in my position don't get approached often enough.
I turned down Short Circuit 2 too and I now wish I hadn't. Sequels are a lot of fun and you get to hang out with all your friends.
I can't think of anything that I turned down that became big and successful.
I have to be careful not to do so many comedy airhead roles from now on. I've turned down a couple already.
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