Friday, April 23, 2010

Success, the Best Advice, Journalists, and G. K. Chesterton

"...On the whole, I think I owe my success (as the millionaires say) to having listened respectfully and rather bashfully to the very best advice, given by all the best journalists who had achieved the best sort of success in journalism; and then going away and doing the exact opposite...."
Figures in Fleet Street, "The collected works of G.K. Chesterton" Gilbert Keith Chesterton

You've probably read this quote paraphrased as "I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite."

The original is available on Google Books.

I rather like G. K. Chesterton's approach.

1 comment:

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