The WORLD isn't always right ...
"If you stay committed,
your dreams can come true.
I'm living proof of it.
I left home at 17 and had nothing but rejections for 25 years.
I wrote more than 20 screenplays, but I never gave up."
-- Michael Blake, author of "Dances with Wolves"
"Sensible and responsible women
do not want to vote."
-- Grover Cleveland, 1905
"You will be a disgrace to yourself and all your family."
-- Charles Darwin's father on his request to join
the voyage of the Beagle
"You'll never amount to anything."
-- Albert Einstein's Greek teacher
Steven Spielberg was rejected by film schools at UCLA and USC and finally found a home at Long Beach State.
But, then, neither are WE ...
"640K ought to be enough for anybody."
-- Bill Gates
"You would make a ship sail against the winds and currents
by lighting a bon-fire under her deck...
I have no time for such nonsense."
-- Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
commenting on Fulton's Steamship
"Inventions have long since reached their limit,
and I see no hope for further development."
-- Julius Sextus Frontinus,
highly regarded Roman engineer, first century A.D.
"The Japanese auto industry is not likely to carve
out a big slice of the US market for itself."
-- Business Week, August 2, 1968
And, sometimes life is just plain WEIRD ...
The first printing of John Steinbeck's "The Wayward Bus" was demolished when the truck carrying the books from the bindery to the warehouse crashed in flames. The truck had been hit by a wayward
bus going down the wrong side of the road.
-- Jay Conrad Levinson, Rick Frishman & Michael Larsen in "Guerrilla Marketing for Writers"
Have a great week doing what you are passionate about ... and leave a little space for the thought that you might be completely wrong ... or completely right ... but only time will tell.