Clocks will go as they are set, but man, irregular man, is never constant, never certain.

Thomas Otway

English dramatist Thomas Otway (born March 3, 1652) preferred to do his work behind the scenes. He was cast as the “old king” in a production at the Dorset Garden Theater, but had such a bad attack of stage fright he abandoned the role after the first night.

Don’t compromise yourself – you’re all you have.

John Grisham

Happy birthday, John Grisham! The lawyer-turned-novelist took three years to write his first book, A Time to Kill. It was rejected by 28 publishers before a small press agreed to print 5,000 copies. His second book, The Firm, was the bestselling novel of 1991.