Thursday, December 1, 2022

Quote of the Day (Mel Brooks, on Why ‘It’s Important to Fail’)

“Failure is vital. It is an incredibly important quotient in the equation of a career. After you wipe away your tears, it’s not a bad experience and under the right circumstances it will make you better, both as a person and as an artist. I think it’s important to fail, especially between the ages of twenty and thirty. Success is like sugar. It’s too good. It’s too sweet. It’s too wonderful and it burns up very quickly. Failure is like corned beef hash. It takes a while to eat. It takes a while to digest. But it stays with you.”—Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award winning writer, director, actor, and songwriter Mel Brooks, All About Me! My Remarkable Life in Show Business (2021)

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