The very first company I started failed with a great bang. The second one failed a little bit less, but still failed. The third one, you know, proper failed, but it was kind of okay. I recovered quickly. Number four almost didn’t fail. It still didn’t really feel great, but it did okay. Number five was PayPal.
Max Levchin, PayPal cofounder: FailCon: Failing Forward To Success : NPR
(saw this inspiring quote on my friend @nabeel’s facebook profile. can’t link to it but I’ll leave that topic for another day)