Jules Feiffer on rejection

“I’ve had endless acts because I ran out of steam on one thing, because life happened on another thing, and I developed a resourcefulness … where I would just look around for some other way to do what I wanted to do. If it happens too fast, you don’t build these, what I used to call these ‘rejection deltoids,’ where you are so used to being hit in the face that you just get up again automatically. The kids who were successful in high school from the beginning didn’t know how to do that. So they would take a couple of slaps and they’d go into their father’s business. … The only part of bodybuilding I’ve ever done is with my hand and pen.”

— Jules Feiffer, cartoonist (via)