28. May 2008 · Comments Off · Categories: Quotes

You come in from Snodgrass, Iowa – I came from Tulsa, via Phoenix and Charlotte, N.C. – and San Francisco is a huge change from those cities. You get here, and there’s nobody stroking you and making sure that you’re going to be OK. They don’t have time.

And of course, the bar is higher. So somebody like me – I’m brash and arrogant, and I’m going to say, ‘I’m here, world,’ and they say, ‘OK, stud, show us what you’ve got.’ And you do and then they say – rightfully – ‘That was OK, that was not. That was good and that stunk.’

I didn’t handle it well. My ego was writing checks that my talent couldn’t cash.

-Mark Delavan

(Read here, and thanks JA, for the heads up!)

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