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Failure is always an option. ...
by Adam Savage

Failure is always an option.
- Adam Savage

I have some ideas on how to fix that.
They're not very good ideas, but at least they're ideas!
- Adam Savage

Let's get on our knees and pray.
I don't know to whom.
Is there a patron saint of ballistics gel?
- Adam Savage

Am I about to feel really, really stupid?
- Adam Savage

 

I reject your reality and substitute my own.
- Adam Savage

That was cool and that sucked all at the same time.
- Adam Savage

I'm not gonna shoot anyone with the pellet gun...
Not unless I have to!
- Adam Savage

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I would have to say that looked like it hurt.
- Adam Savage

Let's blow some stuff up.
- Adam Savage

Jamie doesn't like to do anything hastily,
and I like to do everything incredibly hastily.
So therein you have the dichotomy of our patterns.
- Adam Savage

I am now standing in a mixture of cooling fluid,
gasoline, and cola.
- Adam Savage

That was excellent!
I mean, it didn't do anything, but it looked really cool!
- Adam Savage

This is the point in the show where we say,
"Oh, what else do we have in the van that's flammable?"
- Adam Savage

My advice is keep your lips away from the spinning things.
- Adam Savage

I just had one of those "what the hell are we doing" moments.
- Adam Savage

My dignity and good television - they'll never meet.
- Adam Savage

Jamie's gonna go take a break now, and i am going to
continue the on-going process of making a fool of myself
and go ahead and try it myself.
- Adam Savage

Firemen have the coolest toys ever!
- Adam Savage

I wouldn't say jamie is an evil genius.
I'm not sure he's evil and I'm not sure he's a genius.
- Adam Savage

Stand back!
I gotta get some rocket fuel out of the fridge!
- Adam Savage

That's the show.
it's like 5 minutes of science and then 10 minutes of me hurting myself.
- Adam Savage

Isn't television glamourous?
- Adam Savage

We're not leaving here without Buster,
man.
Leave no crash-test dummy behind!
- Adam Savage

Bigger is always better.
- Adam Savage

The best-case scenario is that the glass shatters in my face!
How do you think that makes me feel?
- Adam Savage

There is no dignity in television.
- Adam Savage

In the spirit of science, there really is no such thing
as a "failed experiment."
Any test that yields valid data is a valid test.
- Adam Savage

The only thing that differentiates you and me from
a couple of fourteen year old pyromaniacs is balistic glass!
- Adam Savage

Remember kids, I have life insurance.
- Adam Savage

That aesthetic of the Star Wars universe:
the do-it-yourself,
hotrod ethic that George Lucas exported from his childhood,
is exactly the same kind of soul behind what we do and build for the show.
It may not look pretty, but it gets the job done.
- Adam Savage

Success consists of going from failure to failure
without loss of enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill
(also quoted as: "Courage is going from failure to failure
without losing enthusiasm."

Success is failure recycled.
Life is death reborn.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Understand the difference between "failing,"
which each of us does often,
and "being a failure,"
which is a state of mind no one should
ever allow themself to fall into.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People in their handlings of affairs
often fail when they are about to succeed.
If one remains as careful at the end
as he was at the beginning,
there will be no failure.
- Lao Tzu

Failure is success if we learn from it.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

I don't know the key to success,
but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
- Bill Cosby

Success is not final, failure is not fatal.
It is the courage to continue that counts.
- Winston Churchill

If you're doing your best,
you won't have any time to worry about failure.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

It's fine to celebrate success
but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
- Bill Gates

Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill

Success depends upon previous preparation,
and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
- Confucius

My great concern is not whether you have failed,
but whether you are content with your failure.
- Abraham Lincoln

It's not necessary to fear the prospect of failure
but to be determined not to fail.
- Jimmy Carter

Know that your true self,
a spiritual being,
is always perfect.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Failure is only the opportunity to
begin again more intelligently.
- Henry Ford

A little more persistence,
a little more effort, and
what seemed hopeless failure
may turn to glorious success.
- Elbert Hubbard

The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
- The Buddha

Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.
- John Wooden

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

The season of failure is the best time
for sowing the seeds of success.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

In order to succeed, your desire for success should
be greater than your fear of failure.
- Bill Cosby

Success often grows best in the fertile soil of failure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we don't see a failure as a challenge to modify our approach,
but rather as a problem with ourselves, as a personality defect,
we will immediately feel overwhelmed.
- Anthony Robbins

There are no secrets to success.
It is the result of preparation,
hard work, and learning from failure.
- Colin Powell

The majority of men meet with failure
because of their lack of persistence
in creating new plans to take
the place of those which fail.
- Napoleon Hill

A man can fail many times,
but he isn't a failure until
he begins to blame somebody else.
- John Burroughs

No man is a failure who enjoys life.
- William Feather

Failure does not exist.
Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how
a certain act should have been completed.
Once you believe that no act must be performed
in any specific other-directed way,
then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

Far better is it to dare mighty things,
to win glorious triumphs,
even though chequered by failure,
than to take rank with those poor spirits
who neither enjoy much nor suffer much,
because they live in the grey twilight
that knows not victory or defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt

You are my friend when you can guard my failure,
challenge my thought and celebrate my success.
- Anonymous

Choose to adopt the attitude toward failure that sports teams do.
In each game, one team succeeds and one fails.
Then the next week they both get out and play again.
Life is also a game - with some successes and some failures.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be avid.
Create apart from perfection.
Risk failure.
Cover your words with sweat.
Run a little
Touch excruciatingly.
Laugh until you cry.
Dance with your eyes closed.
Care.
Understand you die a little in every moment.
Be Enlivened
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again,
this time more intelligently.
- Henry Ford

Any man who has $10,000 left when he dies is a failure.
- Errol Flynn

The one phrase you can use is that success has a thousand fathers,
and failure is an orphan.
- Alan Price

A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.
- Christopher Morley

The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found
in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.
- Earl Warren

Success is simply a matter of luck.
Ask any failure.
- Earl Wilson

Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiam.
- Winston Churchill


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