Are You Having a Rough Day?


Are You Having a Rough Day?

Well, you're not alone. Here are some other folks that had the occasional rough day too . . .

27 publishers rejected Dr. Seuss's first book, To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street.

Van Gogh sold only one painting during his lifetime, and even this sale was to the sister of one of his friends for 400 francs (approximately $50). This didn't stop him from completing over 900 works of art.

A Paris art dealer refused Picasso shelter when he asked if he could bring his paintings in from the rain.

Charlie Chaplin was initially rejected by Hollywood studio chiefs because his pantomime was considered "nonsense."

Stephen King's first novel Carrie was rejected 30 times.

After Harrison Ford's first performance as a hotel bellhop in the film Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round, the studio vice president called him in to his office. "Sit down, kid," the studio head said, "I want to tell you a story. The first time Tony Curtis was ever in a movie, he delivered a bag of groceries. We took one look at him and knew he was a movie star." Ford replied, "I thought you were supposed to think that he was a grocery delivery boy." The vice president dismissed Ford with, "You ain't got it kid, you ain't got it . . . now get out of here."


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