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Woody Allen & the Six P's > 41.4 - Persistence

#4: Persistence

You just have to keep doing.

Weegee said:

F/8 and be there.

Calvin Coolidge (?!) said:

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.

Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.

Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.

Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.

Persistence and determination are omnipotent.

The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.

Harry Callahan, in an interview by Charles Hagen:

Mr. Callahan's success in in many ways based on sheer persistence.

Through constant application, he notes, "you get rid of that damned familiarity and get closer to where you should be.

To me this is the super-meaningful part—to get up in the morning and go out and keep working."1

1 Hagen, C. (1991, December 15) The Man Who Learns Anew From Each Picture. New York Times, pp. H35, H38.