Every filmmaker could learn a thing or two about leadership, grit and determination from Winston Churchill. When I was growing up, my dad often quoted him, even playing an LP of his greatest speeches. It resonated with me then as much as it does today.
So here are ten quotes to stick above your computer screen, to remind you to keep going after the fiftieth kick in the teeth.
‘Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.’
‘If you’re going through hell, keep going.’
‘A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.’
‘Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.’
‘It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.’
‘Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right, than to be responsible and wrong.’
‘Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it.’
‘Play the game for more than you can afford to lose… only then will you learn the game.’
‘Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities… because it is the quality which guarantees all others.’
‘Never, never, never give up.’
Onwards and upwards!