Louisa May Alcott was told by an editor that she would never be able to write anything that would have popular appeal.
A music teacher told Enrico Caruso: 'You can't sing. You have no voice at all.'
And a teacher warned a boy named Thomas A. Edison that he was too stupid to pursue a scientific education!
Never let anyone shunt you off from the main line of your aspirations.
Norman Vincent Peale.