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“Years later I realized that my failure as a big shot in college was alright- instead of serving on committees, I took a beating on English poetry; When I got the idea of what it was all about, I set about learning how to write. On Shaw’s principle that “If you don’t get what you like, you better like what you get,” it was a lucky break- at the moment it was harsh and bitter business to know that my career as a leader of men was over.”