Write a Book

I am not usually in the habit of quoting politicians, but I can make an exception for this one. This quote comes, amazingly, from former US President Ronald Reagan. I say, amazingly, because said politician was not known for erudite statements. This must be one of his more comprehensible statements.

“Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.” Ronald Reagan (1911-2004)

Perhaps he had a ghost writer for this witticism.

Many writers will attest to the fact that there are few (monetary) rewards in being a writer. Perhaps one should disgrace oneself – then write a book about it.

Moral question: should one sell one’s soul – or do some disgraceful thing (which probably amounts to the same thing) for the purpose of getting material for a book? I think not.


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