"I can say the willingness to get dirty has always defined us as an nation, and it's a hallmark of hard work and a hallmark of fun, and dirt is not the enemy." - Mike Rowe (b. March 18)
"I've had great success and I've had catastrophic failure. It's really how you handle the rough stuff that defines you, I think."
"I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (b. January 27)
"When there's so much left to do, why spend your time focusing on things you've already done, counting trophies or telling stories about the good old days?"
"If 50 percent of your career is not filled with failure, you're not really successful." - John Larroquette (b: November 25)