Michael Korda

One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.Michael Korda

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The more you can dream, the more you can do.Michael Korda

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Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility... in the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have... is the ability to take on responsibility.Michael Korda

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To succeed it is necessary to accept the world as it is and rise above it.Michael Korda

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Art teaches nothing, except the significance of life.Michael Korda

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The freedom to fail is vital if you're going to succeed. Most successful people fail from time to time, and it is a measure of their strength that failure merely propels them into some new attempt at success.Michael Korda

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If you don't believe in yourself, then who will believe in you? The next man's way of getting there might not necessarily work for me, so I have to create my own ways of getting there.Michael Korda

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When my elders mentioned 'The War,' they invariably meant that of 1914-1918, even after 1939, for the Second World War was merely the continuation of the first, 'an armistice of 20 years,' as Marshal Foch had accurately predicted at the Versailles Peace Conference, with some changes of side.Michael Korda

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The purely agitation attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject.Michael Korda

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Peter Fleming was a famous English traveler, explorer and adventurer, whose non-fiction books were hugely successful. My father owned signed copies of all of them - he and Peter Fleming had become acquainted over some detail of set design at the Korda film studio in Shepperton - and I had read each of them with breathless adolescent excitement.Michael Korda

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In Eastern Europe, the past is not only always hovering over the present, it is not even passed. It waits, like some malevolent caged beast, ready at any moment to escape and bring back all the horrors.Michael Korda

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In Britain and Europe, no event is less forgotten than World War I, or 'The Great War,' as it was called until 1939.Michael Korda

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Some people are so famous that the legends about them and the cultural aftermath of their life altogether obscure the real human being.Michael Korda

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There are people to whom heroism under fire comes naturally and seemingly without effort, but Patton was not one of them.Michael Korda

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The pleasure lies not in the cookies, but in the pattern the crumbs make when the cookies crumble.Michael Korda

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The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're playing by somebody else's rules, while quietly playing by your own.Michael Korda

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Numbers of sales do not correspond to numbers of readers.Michael Korda

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To have a childhood surrounded by people like Sir Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh sounds glitzy, but for years I wanted to repress it. I couldn't take that kind of power and success.Michael Korda

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Speaking as somebody who is half English and half Hungarian, World War I still seems to me a familiar and seismic event, as if it had only just ended.Michael Korda

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An ounce of hypocracy is worth a pound of ambition.Michael Korda

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Never reveal all of yourself to other people; hold back something in reserve so that people are never quite sure if they really know you.Michael Korda

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Act well at the moment, and you have performed a good action for all eternity.Michael Korda

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I'm always astonished when I go into Barnes & Noble at the number of people buying books, of course, but also at the variety of books they do buy and the extent to which they are not the big bestsellers.Michael Korda

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Never walk away from failure. On the contrary, study it carefully and imaginatively for its hidden assets.Michael Korda

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Success has always been easy to measure. It is the distance between one's origins and one's final achievement.Michael Korda

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An ounce of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition.Michael Korda

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What you hear repeatedly you will eventually believe.Michael Korda

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It's not a field, I think, for people who need to have success every day: if you can't live with a nightly sort of disaster, you should get out. I wouldn't describe myself as lacking in confidence, but I would just say that the ghosts you chase you never catch.Michael Korda

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The biggest fool in the world is he who merely does his work supremely well, without attending to appearance.Michael Korda

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This is true enough, but success is the next best thing to happiness, and if you can't be happy as a success, it's very unlikely that you would find a deeper, truer happiness in failure.Michael Korda

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