Top 40 Overnight Success Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Overnight Success Quotes from famous people such as Mary Karr, Henry Sy, Darren Criss, Synyster Gates, Cindy Margolis, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I was 40 years old before I became an overnight success

I was 40 years old before I became an overnight success, and I’d been publishing for 20 years.
Mary Karr
There is no substitute for hard work. There is no such thing as an overnight success or easy money.
Henry Sy
I think people love to attach themselves to the idea of an overnight success. That may be true about me.
Darren Criss
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.
Synyster Gates
There’s no such thing as an overnight success. It took me a long to get there.
Cindy Margolis
Give me a couple of years, and I’ll make that actress an overnight success.
Samuel Goldwyn
Actually, I’m an overnight success, but it took twenty years.
Monty Hall
Everyone else trains just as hard as well and that there really is no such a thing as overnight success.
Julie Benz
It’s so funny, this thing of ‘overnight success.’ I’ve been doing this for 20 years, but yes, sure, it happened overnight!
Brett Goldstein
With So Solid, we had overnight success and I bought stupid stuff with my money, I bought a 35k car while I was still living in a council flat.
Ashley Walters
You know, it’s nice being an overnight success after 50 years.
Scatman Crothers
I worked 18 years to become an overnight success. Now will short circuit that process for people.
Criss Angel
Getting success really quickly – overnight success – it’s a bit jarring at first, for sure, to transition into that.
Violet Chachki
I know it wasn’t like a meteoric rise, it was not overnight success. Nobody watched my movie, fell in love and said ‘I’m her biggest fan.’ People took time to warm up to me.
Shraddha Srinath
Nobody just said, ‘Here, be a star!’ I’ve joked many times that I was a seven-year overnight success.
Cheryl Ladd
Things that are like overnight success things don’t last long, and that’s not something I wanted.
Gabby Barrett
It took about 10 years’ time for Shopify to be an overnight success.
Tobias Lutke
Some say I’m an overnight success. Well, that was a very long night that lasted about 10 years.
Lisa Morton
Nothing is ever quick. You have to grow an audience, keep them engaged, give them a reason to keep coming back so it will never be an overnight success. Have patience!
Karen Civil
It takes 20 years to make an overnight success.
Eddie Cantor
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.
Lee Isaac Chung
I wouldn’t wish overnight success on anyone. You have no real friends. Everyone works endless hours at different studios, so far apart. Even on your own lot, relationships were formal and often competitive.
Olivia De Havilland
I was a 17-year overnight success really. I think I earned it.
Shakin’ Stevens
Chip maker Nvidia is the new old thing, an overnight success story years in the making that is having its moment and then some.
Adam Lashinsky
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.
Leslie Jordan
It took me 30 years for people to consider me an overnight success.
John Cooper Clarke
A lot of people think I was an overnight success, but I was an opening act for three or four years, and then I signed my contract with EMI. Then it kind of blew up overnight.
Vanilla Ice
Someone might look like an overnight success, but there’s a lot of hard work that goes into it, and rightfully so. That’s the way it should be. There are exceptions to that rule, but in country music, people really have to pay their dues.
Frankie Ballard
4chan’s culture is unique and spreads and draws people in like no other. It’s also important to realize that 4chan wasn’t some overnight success, and there was never ‘hockey stick’ – like growth.
Christopher Poole
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.
Sterling K. Brown
I think with my journey so far, it never felt like an overwhelming, overnight success story. I think that’s good for me because I really got to take my time.
Tori Kelly
Anyone who wants to sell you overnight success or wealt

Anyone who wants to sell you overnight success or wealth is not interested in your success; they are interested in your money.
Bo Bennett
I’m what is known as a 40-year overnight success.
Ben Lewin
My dad told me, ‘It takes fifteen years to be an overnight success’, and it took me seventeen and a half years.
Adrien Brody
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?
Randy Houser
We didn’t really want to be an overnight success as that brings with it its own problems.
Kelly Jones
A lot of people fear failures, struggling, they want overnight success and they live in their fake imaginary world.
Koena Mitra
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.
Criss Angel
There’s no such thing as an overnight success.
Tory Burch
My overnight success was really 15 years in the making. I’d been writing songs since I was 6 and playing in bands and performing since I was 14.
Lisa Loeb