You Cannot Succeed Without Luck

atkins bookshelf quotations“It doesn’t matter if you’re good. If you’re just good you won’t succeed. If you have patience and persistence and talent and that’s it — you will not have a successful career as an actor. The elusive thing you need is luck.”

From Brett Martin’s interview with American actor Bryan Cranston in GQ magazine, “The Last Stand of Walter White” (July 2013).

“You can work as hard as possible, but if you don’t have a bit of luck and someone who puts your name forward, you may not get anywhere.

From Eliana Dockterman’s interview with Irish actor Saoirse Ronan in Time magazine, “Next Generation Leaders” (June 13, 2016).

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