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.


"It is not our mistakes that define who we are; it is how we recover from those mistakes."

Bo Bennet (Born February 16, 1972) American Businessman


"To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all."

Peter Alexander McWilliams (August 5, 1949 – June 14, 2000) was a writer of best-selling self-help books and, in his later years, a cannabis activist. Terminally ill with AIDS and cancer, he became a vocal campaigner for the legalization of medical cannabis.