Making Mistakes

Sunday, February 7, 2010 – Making Mistakes

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

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

We made too many wrong mistakes. ~ Yogi Berra

I’ve been imitated so well I’ve heard people copy my mistakes. ~ Jimi Hendrix

The higher up you go, the more mistakes you are allowed. Right at the top, if you make enough of them, it’s considered to be your style. ~ Fred Astaire

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

When I woke up this morning my girlfriend asked me, “Did you sleep good?” I said “No, I made a few mistakes.” ~ Steven Wright

People who don’t take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. ~ Peter Drucker

Harvard makes mistakes too, you know. Kissinger taught there. ~ Woody Allen

No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks. ~ Mary Wollstonecraft

Intelligent or not, we all make mistakes and perhaps the intelligent mistakes are the worst, because so much careful thought has gone into them. ~ Peter Ustinov

A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright

We’re all proud of making little mistakes. It gives us the feeling we don’t make any big ones. ~ Andy Rooney

A man can sleep around, no questions asked, but if a woman makes nineteen or twenty mistakes she’s a tramp. ~ Joan Rivers

All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner. ~ Red Skelton

If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner. ~ Tallulah Bankhead

I got briefly mistaken for someone who might be good in bed, which was very, very good. ~ Bill Nighy

You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself. ~ Sam Levenson

I don’t make mistakes. I make prophecies which immediately turn out to be wrong. ~ Murray Walker

Specialists are people who always repeat the same mistakes. ~ Walter Gropius

We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes. ~ Gene Roddenberry

We all make mistakes but one has to move on. ~ Jeffrey Archer

The mistakes of the fool are known to the world, but not to himself. The mistakes of the wise man are known to himself, but not to the world. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

The German mind has a talent for making no mistakes but the very greatest. ~ Clifton Fadiman

Failures of perspective in decision-making can be due to aspects of the social utility paradox, but more often result from simple mistakes caused by inadequate thought. ~ Herman Kahn

People think computers will keep them from making mistakes. They’re wrong. With computers you make mistakes faster. ~ Adam Osborne

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

It was when I found out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something. ~ Ornette Coleman

I never make stupid mistakes. Only very, very clever ones. ~ John Peel

Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes. ~ Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891

The greatest mistake is trying to be more agreeable than you can be. ~ Walter Bagehot