D.B.C. Pierre on Mistakes

My life is built from second chances; I wouldn’t be speaking to you but for having been forgiven and helped off the floor and back on my feet. I believe that’s the correct way, [but] that’s being thrown out very quickly. You can be shut down from life on the basis of one mistake.

~ D.B.C. Pierre / Guardian

Jeffrey Archer on Mistakes

Advice I’d give:

Don’t spend too much time crying over your mistakes.

~ Jeffrey Archer / Times, September 07, 2019

Charlie Munger on Mistakes and Memory

Forgetting your mistakes is a terrible error if you’re trying to improve your cognition. Reality doesn’t remind you. Why not celebrate stupidities in both categories?

~ Charlie Munger

Kurt Vonnegut on Mistakes

“That is my principal objection to life, I think: It’s too easy, when alive, to make perfectly horrible mistakes.”

~ Kurt Vonnegut / Deadeye Dick

George Bernard Shaw on Mistakes

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honourable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”

~ George Bernard Shaw

Samuel Beckett on Life

” … that’s the mistake I made, one of the mistakes, to have wanted a story for myself, whereas life alone is enough.”

~ Samuel Beckett

Will Rogers on Experience

“Good judgement comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgement.”

~ Will Rogers