A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. Ayn Rand
Often motivated by a desire to maintain the existing status quo, sloth almost cost the U.S. its auto industry, as it refused for decades to build fuel-efficient cars to compete with Japanese, Korean and European imports. Simon Mainwaring
I like villains because there's something so attractive about a committed person - they have a plan, an ideology, no matter how twisted. They're motivated. Russell Crowe
I had decent but not great grades in high school because I was highly motivated in some subjects, like the arts, drama, English, and history, but in math and science I was a screw-up. Wooster saw something in me, and I really flourished there. I got into theatre, took photography and painting classes. J. C. Chandor
What's amazing is, if young people understood how doing well in school makes the rest of their life so much interesting, they would be more motivated. It's so far away in time that they can't appreciate what it means for their whole life. Bill Gates