Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Persistence Is A Good Word for Today or Any Day

Calvin Coolidge said:

"Press on. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.

Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.

Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.

Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.

Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."


  1. Julaina,

    I esp. must persist in the face of "re-writers block. I just viewed Charlie Rose interviewing Norris Church Mailer author of "A Ticket to the Circus. A Memoir." Tho he didn't ask her about re-writes -hers or N.M.'s I got the hunch they persisted more at domestic intrigue than re-writes! No excuse, I shall end this to begin (and persist in) my re-write.

    Art T.

  2. Thanks for reading my blog, Art. I'm trying to remember the author who said he rewrites his novels at least forty times. Does anyone recall who that is?