I work every morning without fail.
You practice and you get better. It's very simple.
I was not always the brightest bulb in the tree. I was a hardworking guy, but in my opinion I was not one of the most talented people at Juilliard. I didn't have that brilliance that some people really have, but I had a tremendous appetite for the work.
Motivation will make up for a lot of failings.
Philip Glass - Esquire - January 9, 2009