Walt Disney on Being a Celebrity

Walt Disney: Celebrity

Walt Disney is quoted as replying in this manner when asked how it felt to be a celebrity. "It feels fine, when it helps to get a good seat for a football game. But it never helped me to make a good film or a good shot in a polo game, or command the obedience of my daughter. It doesn't even seem to keep fleas off our dogs - and if being a celebrity won't give one an advantage over a couple of fleas, then I guess there can't be much in being a celebrity after all."

Harvard President's Joke

Storehouse of Knowledge

At a dinner held in his honor one evening, Harvard president Charles W. Eliot (1834-1926) several professors gave him much praise in their speeches. "Since you became president," one colleague enthusiastically remarked, "Harvard has become a storehouse of knowledge."

"What you say is true, but I can claim little credit for it," Eliot retorted. "It is simply that the freshmen bring so much in and the seniors take so little away!"


Einstein Jokes

Not long after Albert Einstein (1879-1955) fled from Nazi Germany, one hundred German professors published a book (One Hundred Authors Against Einstein) condemning his theory of relativity. "If I were wrong," Einstein said in response, "one professor would have been enough."