William Goldman no The Guardian

William Goldman (Princess Bride, Misery, Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid), on an interview to The Guardian:

“I was so programmed to fail,” he says at one point. “I had shown no signs of talent as a young man. I was an editor at the school literary magazine at Oberlin College, and I would anonymously submit my short stories. When the other editors – two brilliant girls – would read them, they would say, ‘We can’t possibly publish this shit.’ And I would agree.

“After that I took a creative-writing course, where I got horrible grades. Do you know what it’s like to want to be a writer and get the worst grades in the class? It’s terrible.”

Hope is out there…

William Goldman (Princess Bride, Misery, Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid), em uma entrevista para o The Guardian:

“Eu estava totalmente programado para fracassar,” ele diz num determinado momento. “Eu não tinha demonstrado nenhum sinal de talento durante a juventude. Eu era editor na revista literária da escola no Oberlin College e submetia meus contos anonimamente. Quando as outras editoras – duas jovens brilhantes – liam os contos elas diziam ‘A gente não pode publicar essa m* de jeito nenhum.’ E eu concordava.

“Depois disso fiz um curso de escrita criativa, no qual obtive notas horríveis. Você sabe o que é querer ser um escritor e tirar as piores notas da turma? É terrível.”

A esperança está aí fora…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: