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Neil Simon (born July 4, 1927 in The Bronx, New York City), is a Jewish-American playwright and screenwriter. He began his career as a TV comedy writer, most notably for Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows. He is the author of over ...

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Don't listen to those who say, you taking too big a chance. Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor, and it would surely be rubbed out by today. Most important, don't listen when the little voice of fear inside you rears its ugly head and says. they all smarter than you out there. They're more talented, they're taller, blonder, prettier, luckier, and they have connections. I firmly believe that if you follow a path that interests you, not to the exclusion of love, sensitivity, and cooperation with others, but with the strength of conviction that you can move others by your own efforts, and do not make success or failure the criteria by which you live, the chances are you'll be a person worthy of your own respects.

New York is not Mecca. It just smells like it.