Do not fear mistakes. There are none

October 10, 2012

Creative people (artists, scientists, inventors) know that mistakes can be found treasures! Why is that?

Do not fear mistakes. There are none.
Miles Davis (1927 – 1991) – one of the greatest musicians ever!

It’s great being your own boss, but then, you make your own mistakes, and you own them. You know, so it’s empowering, and it’s also humbling along the way.
Ani DiFranco

Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.
Mary Tyler Moore (Comedian and Actress, b.1936)

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Albert Einstein

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
James Joyce (1882 – 1941) – with Virginia Woolf, two ground-breaking writers!

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Scott Adams

Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good.
Bertolt Brecht

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950)

Mistakes are not always the result of someone’s ineptitude.
Jessica Savitch

“Mistakes are stepping stones to success.” Benjamin Franklin, inventor

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually afraid you will make one.
Elbert Hubbard (1856 – 1915)

When you lose, you’re more motivated. When you win, you fail to see your mistakes and probably no one can tell you anything.
Venus Williams

Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.

It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character.
Dale Turner

It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent.
Vincent Van Gogh

Logic must look after itself. In a certain sense, we cannot make mistakes in logic.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

Telling lies and showing off to get attention are mistakes I made that I don’t want my kids to make.
Jane Fonda

A person who makes few mistakes makes little progress.
Bryant H. McGill

Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts.
Nikki Giovanni

We are a people who do not want to keep much of the past in our heads. It is considered unhealthy in America to remember mistakes, neurotic to think about them, psychotic to dwell on them.
Lillian Hellman

My life is full of mistakes. They’re like pebbles that make a good road.
Beatrice Wood

Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.
Jules Verne

Some of the worst mistakes of my life have been haircuts.
Jim Morrison


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