‘Just Shut Up and Learn’

58251_7227I love this little anecdote from my interview with Seinfeld writer Peter Mehlman, who got the job after years of freelance magazine writing:

I kind of looked at the other writers, who had been around show business a lot, and noticed that they were talking a lot during lunch, and trying to be funny during lunch. I wrote down on a piece of paper for myself, “Just shut up and learn.”

Good advice for us all.

One comment

  1. I have a similar quote from an old Nike advertisement. It said something like, don’t cheer with the others when you should be silent. (or something like that) Sometimes, it is important to sit back and observe.

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