“Here’s a little secret. You want to work? You want to work really, really, really hard? You know what? You’ll succeed. The world will give you the opportunity to work really, really, really, really hard, but are you so sure that that’s going to give you a great career when all the evidence is to the contrary?
“Passion is your greatest love. Passion is the thing that will help you create the highest expression of your talent. Passion, interest — it’s not the same thing. Are you really going to go to your sweetie and say, “Marry me! You’re interesting.” (Laughter) Won’t happen. Won’t happen, and you will die alone. (Laughter)
“[And yet another excuse..] I want to be a great parent, and I will not sacrifice them on the altar of great accomplishment….[And then, when your kid decides to be a magician…] are you going to tell him this? “I had a dream once, kid. But then you were born.””
Food for thought!