Every now and then I read a quote and think, “I wish I said that.”
I read one today in the New York Times review of a documentary on Bill Withers. You remember Bill Withers (if you’re old enough).
He had hits with “Lean on Me,” “Ain’t No Sunshine,” and the song my wife and I danced to at our wedding, “Just the Two of Us.”
The documentary is called “Still Bill,” and I may steal his words and use them when I talk to students or aspiring broadcast journalists.
“It’s O.K. to head out for wonderful, but on your way to wonderful you’re going to have to pass through all right. And when you get to all right, take a good look around and get used to it because that may be as far as you’re going to go.”
And I might add that if that’s as far as you go, that’s all right.