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Edward Albee

Three Pulitzer Prizes for Drama

Edward Albee: I think you've got to assume that nobody promised you a rose garden. Sometimes it's going to be okay, and sometimes it's going to be tough. But, if you haven't got a sufficient sense of self to surmount either failure or success, you're in trouble. I know that some of my plays that have been least popular are some of the best ones. They'll figure it out eventually. I've never lacked self confidence in my talent as a writer. This sounds wrong. It sounds terrible, but it's true. I've never had doubts about my ability as a writer.
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Tenley Albright

Olympic Gold Medal Figure Skater

Figure skating is a very good example. When you "wipe out," when you go flat on your face sliding across the ice, there is only one thing to do, and that is get up and try it again.
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Stephen Ambrose

Biographer and Historian

I have never shaken Mr. Nixon's hand. I never had one private moment with him. But I really think that I know him as well as I do Dwight Eisenhower with whom I spent hundreds and hundreds of hours. I never met Meriwether Lewis, but I feel like I know Meriwether Lewis better than I know my brothers. So there are various ways that you get to know people, and I don't know which one is best. You just work on what you've got. When Nixon refused to see me, I just thought, "Well all right. I'm just going to have to work harder, and interview more people that were with Nixon at various times in his terribly long career."
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