"I busted out of the place in a hurry and went to a saloon and drank beer and said that for the rest of my life I'd never take a job in a place where you couldn't throw cigarette butts on the floor. I was hooked on this writing for newspapers and magazines"
- Jimmy Breslin
About this Quote
Jimmy Breslin's quote speaks to his enthusiasm for composing and his ridicule for the conventional workplace. He was so excited to leave the boundaries of a job that he could not stand that he went to a saloon and consumed beer. He swore to never take a job in a location where he could not toss cigarette butts on the floor, showing that he was looking for a job that was more relaxed and allowed him to reveal himself. His passion for writing was so strong that he was "hooked" on it, and he was identified to pursue a career in writing for papers and magazines. This quote speaks to the power of passion and how it can drive us to pursue our dreams, no matter how non-traditional they may be.
"There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures"