Walt Disney was fired from a newspaper because he “lacked imagination and had no original ideas”. The Beatles were told by a record company that they “didn’t like their sound and guitar music is on the way out”. Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team. Thomas Edison was told he was “too stupid to learn anything”. Abraham Lincoln’s fiance died, he failed in business twice, had a nervous breakdown and was defeated in 8 elections. J.K. Rowling’s first “Harry Potter” was rejected by 13 publishers; they all said she wasn’t going to sell even a single copy. Vladimir Nabokov’s “Lolita” was rejected 7 times. (Pulitzer nominee) James Lee Burke’s “The Lost Get-Back Boogie” was rejected… 111 times! Donald Trump filed for bankruptcy 5 times. In 1985, Steve Jobs got fired from its own company, Apple. I l♥ve stubborn b∆st∆rds’ beautiful minds!