„Your margin is my opportunity.“

—  Jeff Bezos

Amazon's Impending Invasion Of Banking - Forbes https://www.forbes.com/sites/ronshevlin/2019/07/08/amazon-invasion/#3d99a1ad7921/

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American entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Amazon.com, Inc. 1964

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—  Günter Brus Austrian artist 1938

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„Another was, "Watch your opportunity."“

—  Diogenes Laërtius biographer of ancient Greek philosophers 180 - 240

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„The opportunity of your life, it's you.“

—  Prevale Italian DJ and producer 1983

Original: ​L'occasione della tua vita, sei tu.
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„I was never that involved in the machine of press and publicity as an actor because I’ve always kind of worked on the margins of my profession“

—  Frances McDormand American actress 1957

The New York Times interview (2017)
Context: I was never that involved in the machine of press and publicity as an actor because I’ve always kind of worked on the margins of my profession … And then when my son was younger and it did get a little bit more intrusive, I tried to come to terms with how I was personally going to handle someone coming up to me on the street and wanting some part of my time. … Now what I do — because this is how I live — when someone approaches me and says, "Can I have your autograph," I say: "No, I’ve retired from that part of the business. I just act now." … I say: "What’s your name?" … I touch them. I look at them. I have a real exchange … I’m not an actor because I want my picture taken. I’m an actor because I want to be part of the human exchange.

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„It is not necessary to succeed in order to persevere. As long as there is a margin of hope, however narrow, we have no choice but to base all our actions on that margin.“

—  Leó Szilárd Physicist and biologist 1898 - 1964

As quoted in "Some Szilardisms on War, Fame, Peace", LIFE‎ magazine, Vol. 51, no. 9 (1 September 1961), p. 79
Context: It is not necessary to succeed in order to persevere. As long as there is a margin of hope, however narrow, we have no choice but to base all our actions on that margin. America and Russia have one interest in common which may override all their other interests: to be able to live with the bomb without getting into an all-out war that neither of them wants.

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„I like being on the margins. You work better there.“

—  Billy Childish British musician 1959

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„Grasp your opportunities, no matter how poor your health; nothing is worse for your health than boredom.“

—  Mignon McLaughlin American journalist 1913 - 1983

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„My friends, as I have discovered myself, there are no disasters, only opportunities. And, indeed, opportunities for fresh disasters.“

—  Boris Johnson British politician, historian and journalist 1964

" Trust me, being sacked isn't all bad http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2004/12/02/do0202.xml", Daily Telegraph, 2 December 2004, p. 26.
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