Quotes about Mistakes

"I have a theory that the only original things we ever do are mistakes."

William Martin "Billy" Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American musician and pianist, singer-songwriter, and classical composer.


"A person who makes few mistakes makes little progress."

Bryant Harrison McGill (born November 7, 1969) is an American editor and author. McGill is the editor and author of the McGill English Dictionary of Rhyme, and other books in the McGill Reference Series, which are used by over one hundred thousand writers, educators, students, aspiring-poets and songwriters from over one hundred countries.


"You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself."

Sam Levenson (December 28, 1911 – August 27, 1980) was an American humorist, writer, teacher, television host and journalist.


"We're all proud of making little mistakes. It gives us the feeling we don't make any big ones."

Andrew Aitken "Andy" Rooney (January 14, 1919 – November 4, 2011) was an American radio and television writer. He was most notable for his weekly broadcast "A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney," a part of the CBS News program 60 Minutes from 1978 to 2011.