Quote of the Day

In nine hundred and ninety-nine instances out of a thousand, it is folly to name any success or failure as such; for either is a mystery, and the fairest evidences by which we can form an opinion of it are altogether and irremediably fallacious.

“In nine hundred and ninety-nine instances out of a thousand, it is folly to name any success or failure as such; for either is a mystery, and the fairest evidences by which we can form an opinion of it are altogether and irremediably fallacious.” — Louise Imogen Guiney, “The Under Dog,” Patrins

Uber Nebbish

Woody Allen at the premiere of his film Whatever Works.The interviewer’s guest is annoying me. He proudly states that the only thing he is successful at is failure. He is so good at failure that he is now a successful failure.

He’s a stereotypical super-blogcaster. Name-dropping, hyperbole, and platitudes.

And the voice. It feels like I’m listening to Woody Allen’s self-help channel.

I think about skipping to the next podcast. He’s a good storyteller.

He catches himself building a story and self-corrects. Storytellers believe their own narratives.

I listen until the end. I can’t remember a thing he said. I did make a good guacamole, and have a zucchini bread cooling.