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We’ve collected the best Overnight Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Momina Mustehsan, Adebayo Akinfenwa, Kelly Jones, Jim Kerr, Jim Rohn. Use them as an inspiration.

My iPhone was blowing up with notifications that I had became a superstar overnight. It changed my life and I was hiding after that to avoid unnecessary talk.
People may laugh or whatever, but my strength is something that I have to work on. It’s not something that just happens overnight, it takes dedication and hard work and it has a purpose as it helps me every week on the pitch.
We didn’t really want to be an overnight success as that brings with it its own problems.
Kelly Jones
I don’t think you are ever prepared for success with bands like Simple Minds and U2. It wasn’t until your fourth or fifth album that you really got that big-league success. It doesn’t happen overnight, so you get used to it.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don’t fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.
Cocktailhappened overnight for me. I didn’t have the time to think about it, I suddenly got into films without even realising what I was doing.
We’ve had some huge moments. But we’ve always been on a steady, gentle, upward slope, and I think that keeps us grounded. There’s been no overnight success here, and we haven‘t dealt with a whole lot of hot and cold.
By April 1998, the fortunes of Lazio were on the rise as they won their first trophy in 24 years. Meanwhile, my salary of around £400,000 basically tripled overnight when TV companies started paying for rights to broadcast games.
The passing of John Bonham… Let’s just put it… Before we say, ‘the passing of John Bonham,’ the introduction of John Bonham on the first album and ‘Good Times Bad Times,’ it changes drumming overnight.
As soon as I wake up, I read my email to see what news developed overnight.
I’m not a prophet, but I always thought it was natural for dictatorships to fall. I remember in 1989, two months before the fall of the Berlin Wall, had you said it was going to happen no one would have believed you. The system seemed powerful and unbreakable. Suddenly overnight it blew away like dust.
I had worked my way up at Fox. I started in 2007, working the overnight shift on the weekends. I would do one-minute news-of-the-day updates every hour on programs like ‘Hannity.’
It’s impossible to redefine yourself and your life overnight.
You don’t become an Olympic medallist overnight and even after you do become an Olympian it doesn’t make everything go away and you have this perfect life.
I never thought that overnight the whole world would be using Zoom. Unfortunately, we did not prepare well, mentally and strategy-wise.
I always describe my career as something where nothing ever popped overnight.
Anorexia is pernicious and not something which goes away overnight.
I bake bread nearly every day; I use Jim Lahey’s no-knead method and leave it to rise overnight.
Getting married to Anas wasn’t an overnight decision. I have prayed for years for a man like him in my life.
No one has really heard my side of the story, the adventure we had together, the transformation that I had going from a schoolgirl to a woman overnight.
I joined MySpace in September 2003. At that time no one was on there at all. I felt like a loser while all the cool kids were at some other school. So I mass e-mailed between 30,000 and 50,000 people and told them to come over. Everybody joined overnight.
Tila Tequila
We believe that rural India is going to be the next driver of growth. You cannot make money overnight there, as you have to set up infrastructure there; the value of transactions is lower – you need a few years before you can really make all those businesses profitable.
There’s no way to become great overnight, but in the marathon of success, it takes a lot of intention to see you through each day of the journey.
Substance abuse is a disease which doesn’t go away overnight. I’m working hard to overcome it. I did fail my recent drug test. I’m prepared to face the consequences.
I think the lottery changed everything for us. Once we got Sidney, it helped us turn this franchise around overnight.
I was working as a flight director on the Gemini IX mission, and it seemed almost overnight I was picking up the responsibilities for the Apollo Program.
Gene Kranz
Which European leader today would not relish the wonder-working powers of a Moses? Budget deficit? Unpopular cuts? How about just a little miracle, an overnight increase in gold reserves, a new oil field, or the next world-changing communications technology? Surely that’s not too much to ask.
President Karzai’s regime is not perfect. There are problems of improving governance. But you cannot transform Afghanistan overnight. It is going to be a long-term affair.
If I can understand criticism, I take it very seriously. But it’s a process; it doesn’t happen overnight.
I’m what is known as a 40-year overnight success.
Ben Lewin
You can’t just learn wrestling overnight.
The laboratory where we stored all our negatives went bankrupt overnight following the Asian economic crisis in 1997. So, on short notice, we had to retrieve all the materials in the middle of the night before the debtor-receiver took over the laboratory the next morning.
I don’t think anyone just becomes something overnight. I think it’s many, many hours in the dark, there’s all that time that people don’t see you doing smaller things or struggling along. Then suddenly you get a break and people are like, ‘He came out of nowhere!’
Karl Glusman
It’s so funny looking back, but my so-called overnight success actually took 15 years. I remember when I didn’t have any money, and my only car was mom’s Hyundai.
Anyone who wants to sell you overnight success or wealth is not interested in your success; they are interested in your money.
If you’re doing something like scheduling utility payments to come through your debit card or out of your personal checking account, that’s perfectly fine. But there are much safer ways to handle situations with debt collectors. You can send a money order overnight, or wire the cash to them.
After almost 50 years in which federal spending averaged about 20 percent of GDP, Joe Sestak and Nancy Pelosi took federal spending to 25 percent. You know, that’s a 25 percent increase in the size of the government overnight. That’s what we – that’s what we’ve got to rein in.
Pat Toomey
Transforming a brand into a socially responsible leader doesn’t happen overnight by simply writing new marketing and advertising strategies. It takes effort to identify a vision that your customers will find credible and aligned with their values.
Some say I’m an overnight success. Well, that was a very long night that lasted about 10 years.
Lisa Morton
Well, we’re just now seeing the reductions in mortgage rates. The mortgage rates are based on the ten-year rate and the Fed controls the overnight or the shorter rates.
Franklin Raines
You can’t get too comfortable and relax, because your world can flip overnight.
Some people expect me to have changed overnight because of one big song.
I’m really simple. I’m just like, wash your face, keep it hydrated, moisturize every night, whether it’s a cream or serum or overnight thing. My mother‘s trick – who looks amazing and has no wrinkles under her eyes – is to wear eye cream every night.
When I held my first album in my hands, I tell you, there were tears falling down my face. I thought ‘This is it. I’ve arrived. I’m going to be an overnight world star.’
I think sometimes people will look at the ‘X Factor’ winners or they will look at reality TV shows and they will think actually you can have instant success, fame, money overnight.
Only the film industry can make you an overnight success. Unlike other jobs where you have to work your way up, here you can reach dizzying heights of fame instantly.
Starting in the mid-1990s, the end-to-end ubiquity of the Internet, combined with its cheapness, spontaneously combusted to give us Napster – a site that revolutionized the music industry overnight. We got P2P file swapping in the film and TV industry as well.
It’s doesn’t just come overnight, you’ve got to train for it and believe in yourself; that’s the most important thing.
Let’s not forget, what TARP did allowed us to move overnight and put capital into hundreds of banks, and that money came back plus $32 billion.
I want to be like Tom Brady and Drew Brees and that’s something that doesn’t happen overnight. Tom didn’t play at first; Aaron Rodgers didn’t play at first.
One of the things I took from my wartime experiences was that reality was a stage set… the comfortable day-to-day life, school, the home where one lives and all the rest of it… could be dismantled overnight.
If you look at iPod, iPod wasn’t viewed as a success, but today it’s viewed as an overnight success. The iPhone was the same way. People were writing about there’s no physical keyboard. Obviously nobody would want it.
Nothing happens overnight for anyone. To become a skilled, accomplished artiste, you need time to work on yourself first.
You’re not going to become a great manager overnight. You’re not going to become a great public speaker or figure out how to raise money. These are the things you want to start the clock on as early as possible.
President Obama, like every other leader on Earth, is still going to be looking out for national and economic interests. States don’t cease to be states overnight just because they get a great visionary as their new president.
After all those years as a woman hearing ‘not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not this enough, not that enough,’ almost overnight I woke up one morning and thought, ‘I’m enough.’
Fame doesn’t come overnight.
The shift to a cleaner energy economy wont happen overnight, and it will require tough choices along the way. But the debate is settled. Climate change is a fact.
The people I know who have retired, so many of them lose interest and die; they just become nobodies overnight.
I’m on my version of the protein diet, but there ain’t no protein in it. It’s a Krispy Kreme doughnut between two Cinnabons. And you soak it overnight in Red Bull. Then you chase it with a Snickers.
Small changes lead to big ones. But big changes – trying to become a different person overnight – usually lead to defeat.
Almost nobody gets rich or erudite overnight.
You can become a star overnight, guys. You can be on the street walking one day, and you’re on your way to the corner diner, and you had to hitch a ride to get there. And the next day, you can be a huge star, money coming at you from right and left. And you’ve got to know how to handle that situation.
‘The X Factor’ is like music camp. It’s invaluable what in a short amount of time ‘The X Factor’ can do to an artist and a person’s career. It can make them a superstar overnight.
China rich’ is the new ‘crazy rich.’ It’s a new level of outrageousness. It comes from this world where overnight fortunes have been made, but the fortunes are so ginormous compared to anything we’ve ever seen in the history of the world.
To clean your face thoroughly, even do a scrub, and let it sit and make sure your pores are clean before you go to club. If it sits on your face overnight, dirt just builds up. Even just laying there the whole night, stuff gets on your face, so anything else there is just really not good.
I really swung between the extremes. From the danger of being ostracised by the society, I almost overnight found myself as virtually the darling of the millions.
Success doesn’t come overnight, especially for women.
I’ve been playing music for over 20 years now. I started playing when I was 14 years old. To everyone who has said I was an overnight success… where have you been the last 20 years?
You know, it’s nice being an overnight success after 50 years.
I really got struck by lightning when it came to my decision to leave WWE. If I literally think about that day and who I was then, it’s drastic. It almost happened overnight for me.
A player cannot become a world champion overnight. To become a champion, a player has to sacrifice a lot and to devote much of his time practising and training.
From a nobody, I seem to have become a celebrity of sorts overnight. I am dumbstruck and overwhelmed.
Most books today seemed to have been written overnight from books read the day before.
When you can attack legislation and get laws and the system changed, that’s going to bring a real impact, but we can’t expect that to happen overnight.
Things happen overnight for some people, not everyone.
I was only a young girl of 13 when my father passed away from a sudden heart attack, leaving us unprepared to take on life without him. We had been protected from life’s challenges so far. But without warning, all that changed overnight.
There is no economy without airlines. Airfreight runs the world. There is no Honolulu without an airplane. This is a very complex system. If you take it down, you can’t build it back up overnight.
I suffered from a mild case of postpartum depression after my second child and the physical challenge of maintaining an overnight shift at CBS, a marriage, and two in diapers made the symptoms worse and everyone in the house paid the price.
It’s really important that young people realise very rarely do you become an overnight success.
I believe there should be no arbitrary date set for withdrawal and yet no permanent, unending deployment. No cut and run, yet measured progress in helping a people who want to be free without an illusion of overnight success.
Rick Renzi
Being quickest in practice is nice. It builds a lot of confidence overnight.
You are not going to put 100,000 police officers on the streets overnight and do the right job. To put them on the streets, to see that they’re properly trained; you have to do it in an orderly way over a period of time.
Nobody just said, ‘Here, be a star!’ I’ve joked many times that I was a seven-year overnight success.
Every time you come out of the team I know you don’t just disappear, you don’t just become a bad player overnight.
Adaptability is a great asset to have because life is so unpredictable, and things can change overnight for any of us.
I want people to know that I am not an overnight success, if only to encourage the people who don’t feel that they are being successful.
I eat five small meals a day that usually consist of overnight oats for breakfast, a green juice for a snack, salad with a protein for lunch, granola bar as a snack and then a healthy dinner of chicken or salmon and veggies, tacos or vegan chili.
The whole structure of African government, as far back as we know, was based on tyranny. One guy ran the show. Chiefs like Chaka and Mzilikazi committed terrible atrocities. That is the tradition from which modern African rulers spring. It won’t change easily overnight.
I became a millionaire overnight by signing a piece of paper. I made more money in that one second than my entire family did in their lifetime.
Chip maker Nvidia is the new old thing, an overnight success story years in the making that is having its moment and then some.
During an early performance of ‘Spamalot,’ I left my regal gloves in the fridge to cool down and didn’t remember them until I was on stage. They needed to be thawed overnight.
I do not expect NASA to go out and build settlements and colonies. I do not expect them to give SpaceX all the money needed to colonize Mars. I do not expect them to realize the future of humanity is contingent on harvesting the wealth of the solar system overnight and suddenly subsidize my asteroid mining project.
Some people think success is overnight. I suppose, considering I came from Australia, it has been pretty quick. But I have a background in stand-up and improv, so I’ve really had to prove myself.
In my family, it was always encouraged to become a creative person. I became a doula instead, then I married an actor, and my sisters became famous almost overnight.
Travelling so much, sometimes my luggage goes astray. But I can get the right stuff sent to me overnight by a special shipper. No big deal.
We’re not going to change overnight that we have a majority of all white male leaders.
Corporations hope that the right concept will turn things around overnight. This is what you might call the crash-diet approach: starve yourself for a few days and you’ll be thin for life.
It was in a grim room on Eddy Street that I finally opened ‘A Moveable Feast.’ I read it all overnight. I read it again the next day.
I change my phone number, and with my soul shrunken by terror, I make the decision never to see Pablo Escobar again in my life. Overnight, I have stopped loving him.
Virginia Vallejo
Actually, I’m an overnight success, but it took twenty years.
Monty Hall
I was lazy and I didn’t want to cook or plan my meals. That all changed – and it didn’t change overnight. I had to really make conscious decisions every day and plan and cook.
A lot of people fear failures, struggling, they want overnight success and they live in their fake imaginary world.
You need to have discussions and make sure you guide players towards the collective spirit. It can’t be done overnight.
I’ve paid my dues. It wasn’t overnight success. I went to tons of casting calls and auditions… But I’ve got to give luck some credit.
As a running back, when you get the ball year after year – and I would say three years on the short end and seven on the long side – you reach a point where it seems like overnight, your body changes and you can’t do what you used to do anymore. We see those drastic declines more at running back than any other position.
I planned for my first film ‘Crook‘ – that it would be a smash hit and I would be an overnight sensation. You know how newcomers are, they live in this whole fairytale, like, ‘Oh my God, everything’s going to be so good and perfect.’
I don’t think Iraq could be transformed overnight into a democracy. How can you take a country that doesn’t have any kind of tradition of democracy, where its people have been brutalized and repressed for decades, and suddenly impose Jeffersonian ideals?
I once started tennis lessons and turned some poor man grey overnight. Now I feign injuries when I’m asked for a game.
To some people, being in the business only starts when you’re in the WWE. So I guess for those people, I’m kind of an overnight sensation.
We live in a very disposable society, and people want everything right away, but unfortunately, vocal technique doesn’t come overnight.
One press account said I was an overnight success. I thought that was the longest night I’ve ever spent.
There is no substitute for hard work. There is no such thing as an overnight success or easy money.
As one ages, eventually, no matter what regime you’ve followed, no matter how fiercely you’ve fought the fight, good health becomes harder to maintain. It may disappear overnight or simply dwindle, but with every year that passes, the odds shorten.
I’m not an overnight sensation. I’m a Texan. And I’m a Texas success story. I am the epitome of hard work and optimism.
I think people love to attach themselves to the idea of an overnight success. That may be true about me.
This confidence is not something that happens overnight. I have been working on it for a long time. I look in the mirror and do affirmations: ‘You are bold. You are brilliant. You are beautiful.’ If my lower pooch is really popping out that day, I look at it and say, ‘Pooch, you are cute!’
But I made no efforts to organize my supporters to hold on to the apparatus. Consequently I was soon expelled and my followers, who did not change coats overnight, quietly left or were expelled from the party.
Earl Browder
My life has completely changed. Overnight it changed with ‘Every Little Thing.’
My dad told me, ‘It takes fifteen years to be an overnight success’, and it took me seventeen and a half years.
Like teenagers, we appear to have gone from knowing nothing about the world to knowing too much all but overnight.
When I was a little girl, my family was extremely close, loving and really happy, and then overnight, things just became a nightmare, and instead of them becoming a nightmare and getting better, they became a nightmare and just kept getting worse.
Pre-Internet, maybe it took six months for a fashion message to get across to a customer base. Fashion messages are now being sent out overnight, simultaneously, to every market in the world.
Whether you’re a DJ, whether you a rapper, whether you a producer, take it seriously. This is an occupation – you can get paid – don’t expect to blow up overnight, and appreciate when you do get paid any type of money, appreciate it.
Don’t expect fame to come overnight. That filtered through to me in my own career. Look at Madonna: she‘s not the best singer in the world, but she’s got where she has through hard work.
There was just no way I could leave this little Martin guitar in my apartment overnight or even in the afternoon, and expect to find it there when I got back.
Nothing came to me overnight unlike many others in the industry.
There’s no such thing as an overnight success. It took me a long to get there.
I take 12-bean soup mixes, soak the beans overnight, boil them up, add tomatoes and flavoring, and freeze it. I’ll have a cup a day. It’s very nutritious.
If I started preaching politics from the pulpit, our church would empty overnight. That’s not why people come to church. They want to hear the word of God being proclaimed, not the word of Robert Jeffress.
It’s definitely not an overnight success. There has been a lot of work, effort and concentration to get where I am now. I’ve gone through different experiences, good and tough, to mould me into the player I am now.
The one thing about this Trump fiasco that never set well with me was the fact that everyone loved him until he ran for president. Every rapper, entertainer and actor was chasing a Trump check, then everyone changed on him almost overnight and I thought that was weird so I kept my eyes open.
It’s not happened overnight for me or my brother as well. Maybe, it’s even a bit tougher for people who have a name.
Systemic change rarely comes overnight.
I don’t believe in becoming famous overnight.
When I wrote ‘PG-13,’ I had just won ‘RuPaul‘s Drag Race,’ all my nightmares had come true, and I was a brat. I was a privileged brat overnight.
The real rub is finding that authentic self and it’s not something that’s going to come to you overnight.
Paul Guilfoyle
You don’t build a new power plant in the United States overnight. It takes years to build.
Cities and regions change. It doesn’t happen overnight, but diversifying your economy is the only real route.
Jim Gray
You could become an overnight star in Bollywood with just single hit, but your fate would change with a single flop. That’s why I do not derive satisfaction however much name I earn for myself in Bollywood.
By bringing about a rational drug policy, we’d be freeing up a lot of resources for real crime. Drug disputes would get played out with courts rather than with guns. So it would make this country a much better place overnight.
It feels like it’s just starting in America and the UK. It’s great to have a loyal fanbase in Australia and New Zealand. People in America say how polished our band are, but that didn’t happen overnight; that came from doing all this touring back home.
The fact that we define ourselves by our roles can be an admirable thing – it’s how we build a life and make a living. But it’s also precarious. Roles change. Sometimes overnight.
When I lost my friends, it was because I had used the power of giving on them recklessly. I swept into their lives with my big fat checkbook, and I erased years of obstacles for them overnight – but sometimes, in the process, I also accidentally erased years of dignity.
People say we were an overnight success. It took us a year to be an overnight success.
I’ve gotten to the point where I’m comfortable guarding any position on the floor. It just didn’t happen overnight. It came with a lot of work, a lot of film study and everything.
When it happened to us and it was all gone overnight, we said, ‘We are in this together, we are healthy, our children are healthy and we can work’.
Everyone else trains just as hard as well and that there really is no such a thing as overnight success.
Julie Benz
I learned a long time ago that some people would rather die than forgive. It’s a strange truth, but forgiveness is a painful and difficult process. It’s not something that happens overnight. It’s an evolution of the heart.
If you want to steal, steal a little cleverly, in a nice way. Only if you steal so much as to become rich overnight, you will be caught.
Mobutu Sese Seko
I never wanted to do anything but get into show biz. But believe me, success didn’t come overnight. And I shed a lot of tears – like in school, when all the other kids in class made fun of me. They just hated me because I could sing and dance.
It took about 10 years’ time for Shopify to be an overnight success.
With the kinds of progress we’re seeing in Africa, we have people who have a very high expectation, and often people think that, you know, things would happen overnight. But I want people to understand that sometimes it even gets worse before it gets better.
John Dramani Mahama
To be able to change from being essentially a bad guy into a really hot babyface overnight is very hard to do.
You don’t need to stick to tough rules or overnight changes; you need not rely on hardcore discipline that makes you hate your life. You need only focus on progress, not perfection. Lean in to the process of losing weight, and it will happen easily.
Of course I want to be a superstar, but it doesn’t happen overnight, and I see that from having a mentor.
People don’t become obese overnight. Allowing our children to have treats in moderation – as in trick-or-treating – is one thing, but good nutrition involves discipline that must be learned and practiced on a daily basis.
Once I accidentally left my passport in Nice, France, when I was on my way to Prague. Upon arriving in Vienna, after taking an overnight, and being asked to present my travel documents and realizing I forgot them at the hotel, they kicked me off the train and sent me back!
Megalyn Echikunwoke
When we were on ‘The X Factor,’ we didn’t realize how overnight the fame thing was. We didn’t really understand it until we went on a shopping trip. It was like Week 7 or 8 of the show. We went with a few other contestants and there were loads of people, packed.
I think my issues with the Internet surround people who become ‘overnight celebrities.’ It’s like, really? You put something on YouTube, and they AutoTuned it, and now you’re a star, and you have a TV show, and you have a record deal.
There was a prison guard that introduced me to pro wrestling and I needed a hobby, so I devoted myself to it – I lived it, ate it and slept it and that’s how I became MVP. So people might think MVP was an overnight success, but I had to travel a long way to get there.
There are people out there with three jobs and small children. Being an actor is a walk in the park compared to working as a cleaner overnight. I’m lucky I’m not plucking chickens.
I was a privileged observer to be there when Celine Dion opened at Caesars Palace and then the second Gulf War started. It was an odd thing to see the impact both events had on Vegas. The place was riding high after Celine, but overnight, once war was declared, it was deserted.
Pink‘ is the turning point in my career. It just changed everything for me overnight.
The deepest gift you can learn in life is about self-love, and that’s not going to happen overnight.
Overnight ratings are dead. It’s just not the way TV is sold any more.
It takes time to restore an old historic car – you can’t just do it overnight. That’s how I look at the administration that came before Obama.
I left football, and overnight, I couldn’t walk. I wet the bed even though the bathroom was only three meters away. It was 4 A.M., and I knew if I stood, my ankle would kill me.
The first thing I do after waking up is check my phone for news. I like to make sure the world is still here and understand what happened overnight.
If you make the effort to address the moves that cause a slice, you can straighten out all your shots. It won’t happen overnight, but if you’re systematic about it, the process will work.
It’s not a panacea: there are problems in the world that technology can’t fix. You can’t fix water shortages. You can’t storm a Ministry of the Interior with a cell phone. You can’t magically create leaders and institutions overnight. You can’t eat it. You can’t shield a bullet.
These days, with ‘American Idol‘ and all the other reality shows, young people become famous overnight, and that can be very difficult to handle, the way photographers follow you around and study your every move.
I can’t change overnight into a serious literary author. You can’t compare apples to oranges. William Faulkner was a great literary genius. I am not.
When I was a child, I was unable to go to any type of sleepaway summer camp because of health issues. Once I learned about the Lopez Foundation, I knew I wanted to get involved, send kids with kidney disease away to camp so they can still experience overnight camp with medical needs at hand.
The best compliment is when other parents invite your children to come over, or stay overnight. Afterward, I hear how well-behaved and respectful they were. I think that’s one of the most wonderful compliments you can get as a parent.
When I went to college at the University of Nevada back in Las Vegas, I got tricked into singing in choir. The first thing we did was the Mozart ‘Requiem.’ That was the piece that changed my life overnight.
I don’t believe that killing the French model in order to become the U.K. or the United States overnight is the solution. You have a big debate on inequality there, and for our society, a lot of inequality would not be bearable.
You have to learn how to sing from your diaphragm, and you don’t become a great performer overnight. It takes a while. The more you do it, the better you are.
I never subscribed to what you might call the neo-Conservative position that somehow, at the barrel of a gun, overnight, liberty and democracy could be conjured up.
I wake up early in the morning and the first thing I have is almonds soaked overnight, with walnuts and raisins. Then I have one fruit – apple or pear.
I never really wear any make-up on my face, like foundation or anything – and I really wouldn’t advise that you leave that on your skin at night – but I do often leave on my eye make-up overnight. I actually prefer it the next day; it looks more worn-in.
People don’t just show up in the C-suite overnight.
Amy Hood
The Rough Riders brought honor to San Antonio by winning battles in Cuba throughout the summer of 1898, and Roosevelt became a Texas folk hero overnight.
I know there are no sure bets or overnight miracles.
My sister was cute, she said, ‘Oh my gosh, you’re an overnight success.’ ‘Oh,’ I said, ‘this is the longest night.’ I’ve been at it since 1982.
Just because a black man is running the RNC doesn’t mean black folks are going to, ‘Oh, OK, I will be a Republican.’ Just as with the election of President Obama. All the problems and concerns that are very important to African Americans don’t get solved overnight.
I was 40 years old before I became an overnight success, and I’d been publishing for 20 years.
The job market improved impressively under Barack Obama’s presidency after the Great Recession, when millions of jobs vanished seemingly overnight.
I didn’t go through the routine of singing in small clubs and doing open mics and working so hard the way a lot of people do and did. It was just an overnight kind of thing.
Every year, once a year, in Maryland, I go for a week and overnight camp with about 50 to 60 kids with muscular dystrophy, all ages, seven to 21. And it is really fun. I have some great friends there and wonderful counselors.
I want to be an artist that grows slowly. If you appear overnight, there’s a chance that you will also just disappear overnight.
When you grow up in life and you’re poor, and because you’re an athlete or you got rich overnight in music, unless you have access to financial advice or for the transition or matriculation of that process, then of course, you’re going to go broke.
There are a lot of guys who are successful, they make a lot of big money, I mean millions overnight with a contract, and they don’t understand the evaporation. It evaporates. You’re always back to square one. I found that out, so integrity is how I do business. That’s my main asset.
I have been performing as long as I can remember, so I built my craft. People think I was discovered after the first show I played once I landed in L.A., and it just happened instantly – overnight. The truth is, I was performing wherever I could for five years.
Becoming famous is a really shocking thing, especially when you don’t have aspirations to it. It got to the point where I would try and avoid making eye contact with anyone. It was freaky, and it just happened overnight. I couldn’t handle it.
The conflict between secular Zionism and the settler movement did not appear overnight following Israel‘s conquests in the 1967 war, for there was an argument that bridged the gap: security.
There’s no such thing as an overnight success.
Overnight stardom can be harmful to your mental health. Yeah. It has ruined a lot of people.
I think people think how I got work came easy. People assume that I was an overnight sensation, because they’re just now hearing about me, or that everything happened very quickly.
We clearly have to reduce harmful energy emissions. Everyone acknowledges we simply can’t switch off fossil fuels overnight.
The most overwhelming factor was becoming a mother. The entire perspective of life changes overnight.
A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success. The only alternative is overnight stardom, but I can’t give you a formula for that.
Chet Atkins
When a business becomes successful seemingly overnight, no one knows about all the months and years you’ve invested, all the projects you’ve tried before that didn’t work.
Just because my song was being played on the radio didn’t mean I had a load of money. You don’t get royalties overnight.
I worked 18 years to become an overnight success. Now will short circuit that process for people.
I was on a very bumpy plane ride, an overnight flight. I was so miserable, and I pulled out ‘David Copperfield,’ and I forgot how scared and tired I was, and I thought, ‘This is what reading should be.’ I’m utterly transported out of my current situation.
A lot of bands, they’ll try to jump on the bandwagon or the fad or the fashion, and they’ll skyrocket, have this quick overnight fame. But as soon as that fad or fashion changes, they’ll go out with it.
Nobody should be allowed to fund political parties unless they pay at least 30% tax on all income above the median wage. If that rule applied, the Tory party would be bankrupted overnight.
Olympic Gold changed me and my life dramatically. I became a celebrity overnight and people see me as a famous skater, not a real person.
Oksana Baiul
Evergreen songs are not made overnight. They are cultivated and nurtured and born out of creative conflicts.
The thing that is cool about my come up is that I dealt with fame and having money gradually. It didn’t happen overnight. It was something that took a while to happen. It was something that humbled me and made me very appreciative of my blessings more than I would have been if it had happened faster and easier.
Everyone’s on their own journey and nothing’s going to happen overnight and you’re going to have ups and you’re going to have downs, but I think that you need to be content with your own journey and find what works for you.
Yes, you can lose somebody overnight, yes, your whole life can be turned upside down. Life is short. It can come and go like a feather in the wind.
I was being ridiculed for going to school… But, you see, I had looked hard at the other musicians and the whole show-business scene… They were doing with jazz musicians what they usually reserved for rock n’ roll cats: making them overnight successes, then overnight antiques.
Donald Byrd
The cliches are all true! My son Max has just turned two, and he’s literally turned into this driven young man overnight! The terrible twos are not a myth, but he’s such a laugh to be around.
Burn Gorman
Change won’t happen overnight.
IronE Singleton
Right now I am trying to be in a place of calm, a place where I can chill out and then handle the chaos of life better. You don’t just get it overnight; you have to work at it. It’s a daily struggle.
Jackee Harry
On Twitter, there’ll be fans of ‘Army Wives‘ and people who say, ‘I’ve been following you since ‘Supernatural,’ I loved you on ‘Person of Interest,” and it’s really cool to get that love. To them, I’m not just an overnight success.
I worked at Deutsche Bank for about eight years on their overnight shift. I was working consistently in the theater. I just wanted to know that my rent was going to be paid on time!
One is that the perfect garden can be created overnight, which it can’t.
Ken Thompson
Gravity Falls‘ didn’t just appear overnight – every spooky cave and moss covered tree was created by a team of brilliant artists.
It was a long, circuitous route from my mom’s real estate business to Netflix. It didn’t happen overnight. Or in a year. Or even in ten years. But it happened.
Sweet But Psycho‘ blew up pretty much overnight after my 10-year struggle. It’s hilarious when people say it was overnight, because it was not overnight.
Doctor Who‘ would be overnight fame that would last for three years, and then what? I’m in this for the long term.
I went from absolutely nothing to a lot of people judging me overnight, and it was really tough for me.
Look at my success. I didn’t achieve it overnight. It has been the product of many years’ struggle, and every year, my times have shown gradual improvement.
It’s so funny, this thing of ‘overnight success.’ I’ve been doing this for 20 years, but yes, sure, it happened overnight!
I have been doing this since I was 10 years old. It wasn’t like I was an overnight hit. I think when that happens to some actors – they just don’t know what to do with themselves. You don’t know how to cope with friends and all of a sudden not being able to go out. It’s such a shock to your system.
I thought I’d write one book and the world would change overnight.
I believe that success either comes overnight or slowly, but steadily.
I prefer ‘cooling foods‘ for the summer – lots of fruits like watermelons, a few strands of kesar with raisins that have been soaked overnight, and lots of coconut water. Dinner is usually dahi chawal. I am a big foodie, so depending on my cravings, I indulge – maybe pasta or risotto.
A Yale University management professor in response to student Fred Smith‘s paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service: The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a ‘C’, the idea must be feasible.
Frederick W. Smith
I had left school at 16, gone to stage school – and, until I was 22, I hadn’t really played anyone but myself. Then in 1979, I made a film with Mike Leigh called ‘Grownups,’ which went out on the BBC, and overnight this new career opened up.
The release of my first film was a very memorable event in my life. It was stardom overnight. There was a very big premiere.