“Tell him he has no talent at all, that boy tell him to give up painting.”
E. Manet to Claude Monet in 1864.
“You ought to go back to driving a truck”
Theatre manager who fired Elvis Presley in 1954.
“I’m sorry Mr Kipling but you just don’t know how to use the English language”
Editor of San Francisco Chronicle to Rudyard Kipling in 1885
“Can’t act. Can’t sing. Balding. Can dance a little.”
MGM executive notes of aspiring entertainer – Fred Astaire