Tom Scocca:

And now, a word from the philosopher and career expert Ol’ Dirty Bastard:

Who the FUCK wanna be an M.C. / If you can’t get PAAAID / To be a fuckin’ M.C.?

Or, if you prefer, Samuel Johnson:

No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money.

In practice, Johnson spent a lot of time bogged down in badly funded startups, and he was frequently broke. If it were easy to get paid, he wouldn’t have bothered saying anything. That’s why that particular piece of advice has survived 200-some years.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s