"We are not interested in science fiction which deals with negative utopias. They do not sell."
Side note: I'm SO hungry! I could really eat some thin mints right now!
THO...The LAST thing those little b*&%#es should be allowed to call themselves is "thin"! Look at him with his little soccer ball! "You don't play soccer!"
"YOU SIT ON A THRONE OF LIES!!"
Anne Frank: According to one publisher, The Diary of Anne Frank was scarcely worth reading:"The girl doesn't, it seems to me, have a special perception or feeling which would lift that book above the 'curiosity' level."
15 publishers (other than this dope) also rejected The Diary of Anne Frank.
J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s (later Sorceror’s) Stone was rejected by a dozen publishers, including biggies like Penguin and HarperCollins. Bloomsbury, a small London publisher, only took it on at the behest of the CEO’s eight-year old daughter, who begged her father to print the book. God bless you, sweetheart.
George Orwell: One publisher rejected Mr. Orwell's submission, Animal Farm, with these words:
"It is impossible to sell animal stories in the USA."
.....I could use some lemonade too...I'm like 99.9% parched.
William Faulkner: One publisher exclaimed in the rejection letter for Mr. Faulkner's book, Sanctuary:
"Good God, I can’t publish this!"
...of course...If I have some lemonade, I'll have to be wearing an emerald necklace...that's only kosher.
Katy Perry on being dropped by two record labels before her success with 'One of the Boys':
Oprah Winfrey was fired from her television reporter's job because she was "unfit for tv."