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Famous Last Words


Talent and genius aren’t always recognized, especially when they are innovative talent or genius.  Just because someone says you can’t doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try.  Some of the most successful people in their fields have been denounced at one time or other by a critic who failed to see their potential.

The following list of quotes are about famous people you may have heard of.  Despite the negative feedback, they stuck with it and accomplished incredible things.

  1. “He possesses minimal football knowledge and lacks motivation.” (Vince Lombardi)
  2. “He lacked imagination and had no good ideas.” (Walt Disney)
  3. “Can’t act.  Can’t sing.  Slightly bald.  Can dance a little.” (Fred Astaire)
  4. “Why don’t you stop wasting peoples’ time and go out and become a dishwasher or something?” (Sidney Poitier)
  5. “Try another profession.”(Lucille Ball)
  6. “You’d better learn secretarial work or else get married.” (Marilyn Monroe)
  7. “You ain’t got it, kid.  You ain’t got it.  Now get out of here.” (Harrison Ford)
  8. “You will be a laborer all your life.” (Michael Caine)
  9. “Least Likely to Succeed” (Robin Williams)
  10. “We don’t like their sound.  Groups of guitars are on their way out.” (The Beatles)
  11. “You ain’t goin’ nowhere, son.  You ought to go back to driving a truck.” (Elvis Presley)
  12. “Hopeless as a composer” (Beethoven)
  13. “Unable and unwilling to learn” (Leo Tolstoy)
  14. “Mentally slow, unsociable, and adrift forever in foolish dreams” (Albert Einstein)
  15. “Too stupid to learn anything” and “non-productive” (Thomas Edison)

 

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