How to be Insulting To Would-be Writers
Cecil B. de Mille returned one film-script to its author with the message:
'What I have crossed out I didn't like. What I haven't crossed out I am dissatisfied with.'
Dr. Johnson returned a manuscript to a hopeful young writer with the remark:
'Your manuscript is both good and original. But the part that is good is not original and the part that is original is not good.