"Winning a competition in architecture is a ticket to oblivion. It's just an idea. Ninety-nine per cent never get built."
"I have found that a smile and a stick will carry you through all right, and in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred it is the smile that does the trick."
"I never doubted that I would work, and every time I went to an audition, I went into the room with the knowledge that I was going to get the part. Ninety-nine times out of 100, I didn't."
"I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right."