"You write a hit the same way you write a flop."
Alan Jay Lerner (1918-1986)
Lerner, the celebrated lyricist and librettist, collaborated in the creation of beloved musicals including Brigadoon, An American in Paris, My Fair Lady and Gigi.
His wry comment about hits and flops is a reminder that striving for success---regardless of the outcome---is a hallmark of the successful.
PBS web site on Lerner
Wikipedia on Alan Jay Lerner
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