Another Sunday, another set of quotes. But a number of you wrote me and said that you’d prefer to have them all at once, so that’s how it’ll be going forward unless you tell me otherwise.
The challenge is for you to respond with another quote on a similar or connected topic.
We’re back to stupid this week. I always find it amusing to see by how far the “experts” miss.
“A period novel! About the Civil War! Who needs the Civil War now — who cares?” — Herbert R. Mayes, Editor of the Pictorial Review, when turning down a prepublication offer to serialize Margaret Mitchell’s novel Gone with the Wind, 1936
“He’s passé. Nobody cares about Mickey anymore. There are whole batches of Mickeys we just can’t give away. I think we should phase him out.” — Roy Disney, Walt Disney’s brother, 1937
“We don’t like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out.” — Decca Records Rejecting the Beatles, in 1962
Heard about any good rejections lately?
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