Top 84 Failed Quotes of 2020

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“If I don’t direct a movie at some point, I’ve failed personally.”

― Adam Brody

“WeWork is my fifth venture. I failed in my first, second and third, had mediocre success in the fourth.”

― Adam Neumann

“There is no loneliness like that of a failed marriage.”

― Alexander Theroux

“All I have are my instincts. They’ve never failed me.”

― Angela Ahrendts

“It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded.”

― Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“My nature is such that even if I failed 9,999 times, I’ll attempt for the 10,000th time again.”

― Arunachalam Muruganantham

“I’ve failed a lot in my career.”

― Ashlyn Harris

“This world – the Western world – has failed. We must have a plan B. We’re the plan B.”

― Beppe Grillo

“Many good journalists have attempted to confront Trump about his many lies and failures, and have failed.”

― Bob Beckel

“I was a runner, a failed quarterback, third-string quarterback, but in track I was a 2-miler.”

― Bob Seger

“I failed music when I was a teenager.”

― Buzz Aldrin

“I’m not good at vacationing. I’ve repeatedly failed at palapas and mai-tais.”

― Caterina Fake

“Most writers can tell stories of how their books failed to be made into films.”

― Claire Tomalin

“I’m not going to defend Sen. Udall’s failed record.”

― Cory Gardner

“The dissolution of the Oslo Accords would serve as the official act validating what we already know – that this failed framework is totally irrelevant in 2013.”

― Danny Danon

“At this high moment, ability failed my capacity to describe.”

― Dante Alighieri

“Obama has offered no solutions; his Democratic majority in the Senate has failed to produce a budget in 1,200 days; and they have both obstructed the Republicans’ proposed remedies.”

― David Limbaugh

“When I started out I was a failed actor.”

― David Mamet

“Environmentalism has failed.”

― David Suzuki

“I’ve failed way more than I’ve succeeded.”

― Daymond John

“UFC has failed to market and promote me appropriately.”

― Demetrious Johnson

“I’m a failed newspaper man myself.”

― Ernie Harwell

“The lot of critics is to be remembered by what they failed to understand.”

― George Edward Moore

“Terrorists have failed in what is arguably al Qaida’s most important objective – to trigger revolutions.”

― Gijs de Vries

“It is not someone’s fault if they succeeded, it is someone’s fault if they failed.”

― Herman Cain

“I was determined that if I failed it wouldn’t be due to lack of effort.”

― Heston Blumenthal

“I’m a failed musician rather than a successful writer.”

― Irvine Welsh

“As writers, we all have an agenda, but if you recognize that agenda in a book, then you’ve failed.”

― Janet Evanovich

“I often feel failed by feminism.”

― Janet Mock

“I’ve always aspired to Cary Grant’s level of coolness and failed miserably.”

― Jason Priestley

“We have failed to live up to the expectations of the public.”

― Jay Y. Lee

“One of the ways my first novel failed was that I was too in love with my characters.”

― Jesmyn Ward

“The Kyoto treaty has failed, and it’s failed even in Europe, which has had cap and tax since 2005.”

― Jim Sensenbrenner

“It’s not natural disasters that are to blame for the deprivation of the North Korean people, but the failed policies of Kim Jong Il.”

― John Bolton

“I’m not a good improv-er, which is what a lot of comedic actors are really good at. I have failed miserably when I’ve been asked to improvise.”

― John Cho

“I wanted to be a huge star and I have failed.”

― John Otway

“I have an enormous sense of having failed in life.”

― Jonathan Kozol

“I went to an audition for a Harry Belafonte Roaring Twenties special for choreographer Donald McKayle, but I failed.”

― Judith Jamison

“My artist career failed pretty miserably multiple times.”

― Justin Tranter

“My paternal grandfather was a failed novelist. He stacked boxes of rejected manuscripts in a closet.”

― Laird Barron

“We were hoping Obama would reclaim moral leadership for America. That failed.”

― Lech Walesa

“BP should be Banned Permanently because they are too failed to be big.”

― Luis Gutierrez

“The Obamacare law has failed.”

― Luther Strange

“When Netscape failed, it didn’t mean the Internet was over.”

― Lynn Jurich

“Almost every dot-com idea from 1999 that failed will succeed.”

― Marc Andreessen

“They have had three years to get a resolution and they failed. Both of these guys have failed.”

― Marcel Dionne

“I’m interested in utopian communities of the past. Many of them didn’t survive and I’m examining closely the reasons they failed.”

― Marina Abramovic

“I had to admit I’d pretty much failed at the whole low-profile thing.”

― Mary Cheney

“The euro is… a failed currency, a wrong currency, a failed experiment.”

― Matteo Salvini

“I became a cartoonist because I’d sort of failed at everything else, really. I mean, it was by default.”

― Michael Leunig

“Libya is a failed state and becoming a launching pad for external operations, as is Sinai in Egypt.”

― Michael McCaul

“We have a failed state in Syria.”

― Michael McCaul

“I followed my heart and figured that if I tried and failed, at least I’d know that I tried.”

― Michelle Branch

“We’ve all had our share of relationships failed.”

― Mickie James

“If you’re not polarizing, you failed, in my opinion.”

― Miranda Lambert

“The State of Israel failed in absorbing the Jews from Ethiopia.”

― Moshe Kahlon

“Our poems will have failed if our readers are not brought by them beyond the poems.”

― Muriel Rukeyser

“It’s the FSA and its plethora of EU bodies that’s failed.”

― Nigel Farage

“The U.S. increasingly has taken on the characteristics of what we describe as ‘failed states.’”

― Noam Chomsky

“The bottom line is that the euro is a failed experiment.”

― Paul Singer

“The vaunted Democratic stimulus bill has failed to stimulate anything other than a few federal bureaucrats.”

― Phil Gingrey

“At times we expected the allies unquestioningly to follow our leads; sometimes we failed to consult them in advance before reversing policies; at other times we ignored their requests.”

― Richard Kerry

“The reason this resolution was delayed had nothing to do with anything Karl did or failed to do.”

― Robert Luskin

“What Clinton severed with his welfare reform was the obligation of the federal government to step in when the states failed and to monitor these programs.”

― Robert Scheer

“Donald Trump is the physical embodiment of what David Duke wanted to achieve and failed.”

― Ron Stallworth

“Refugees are the human dimensions of a failed state.”

― Sam Brownback

“Prioritizing spending and maximizing the effectiveness of taxpayer dollars is absolutely essential. We must draw the line, realigning programs when necessary and also eliminating failed programs.”

― Sam Brownback

“In the wake of a failed relationship, I’m often flooded with if-onlys.”

― Samin Nosrat

“Medicaid is one of the most failed forms of health care.”

― Steve Scalise

“I actually went into writing first to supplement my income, which was a strange thing to do, and actually failed.”

― Steve Toltz

“I never failed at anything in fiction.”

― Susan Isaacs

“Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.”

― T. S. Eliot

“I failed chemistry. I almost failed algebra.”

― Taye Diggs

“The WWE has failed in India.”

― The Great Khali

“I’ve failed hundreds of thousands of times.”

― Tom Herman

“Yes, I have ‘failed’ at marriage – a lot.”

― Tracy McMillan

“If what you create does not outlive you, then you have failed.”

― Uday Kotak

“So a failed movie is not going to ruin my career.”

― Vincent D’Onofrio

“Short stories are fiction’s R & D department, and failed or less-than-conclusive experiments are not just to be expected but to be hoped for.”

― Walter Kirn

“Failed weapons tests are necessary components of the weapons development process.”

― Will Hurd

“War should never be entered upon until every agency of peace has failed.”

― William McKinley

“The ANC has failed to address the problems of the black majority quickly enough.”

― Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

“It was not that socialism failed, it was the lack of socialism.”

― Wojciech Jaruzelski

“Netanyahu needs to stand before the Israeli public and say, ‘I failed.’”

― Yair Lapid
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