Carl Zuckmayer quotes

  • Discipline is choosing between what you want now, and what you want most.

  • The real and effectual discipline which is exercised over a workman is that of his customers. It is the fear of losing their employment which restrains his frauds and corrects his negligence.

  • Only a moral education based on free inner discipline can bring to bear a salutary action and lead to a true morality.

  • Those who have nothing have only their discipline.

  • It has been said that the great scientific disciplines are examples of giants standing on the shoulders of other giants. It has also been said that the software industry is an example of midgets standing on the toes of other midgets.

  • The thoughts of others Were light and fleeting, Of lovers' meeting Or luck or fame. Mine were of trouble, And mine were steady; So I was ready When trouble came.

  • Luck is an accident that happens to the competent.

  • Your career, interests and relationships are important, but they are only important insofar as they lead you toward a deeper understanding of yourself. Otherwise, they are irrelevant.

  • Life is more important than 'what film I do next.

  • Once you get the right image the details aren't that important.