Quote Of The Day: John Lennon Edition

“These critics with the illusions they’ve created about artists — it’s like idol worship….They only like people when they’re on their way up . . . I cannot be on the way up again. What they want is dead heroes, like Sid Vicious and James Dean. I’m not interesting in being a dead [expletive] hero . . . So forget ’em, forget ’em.”
John Lennon in a Rolling Stone Interview on December 5, 1980
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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.