I climbed in the car and switched on the engine. I'm always a few minutes late picking up my son from school because I inevitably have to wake Sophie up from her nap in order to leave.
I hate waking babies up from naps.
But I digress.
The radio was on. As usual.
And these were (something like) the first words I heard as I reversed and pulled out of the driveway:
Guy A: So, that must be the hardest part of being an actor -- the rejection.
Guy B: No, no, it really isn't. See, I've come to think of rejection as my block -- you know, like what runners use at the beginning of a race? Rejection is the starting block that propels me forward.
I was late, so I couldn't grab a pen and notebook at that moment, but I repeated that line in my head all the way down the hill to my son's school.
I found out later in the interview that it was Corbin Bernsen talking, formerly of 1980's hit show LA Law.
But, whoa, what a quote!
Rejection is the starting block that propels me forward.