To celebrate the Kickstarter campaign to fund “The Lucky One”, I’m going to run a quote about luck on this site every day until the campaign ends on July 1. I figure we’ll all know a lot more about luck when July 1 rolls around.

Ed Abbiati, my producer, strumming while I'm humming.  Photo by Chiara Meatelli
Ed Abbiati, my producer, strumming while I’m humming. Photo by Chiara Meatelli

Today’s quote by Jean-Paul Sartre, whose essay “The Portrait of the Anti-Semite” (pre-translation title “Pensees sur la Question Juif”) offers a convincing explanation of the intractability of bigotry; he basically argues that bigotry is not an attitude, but the fundamental worldview whose repudiation would remove the foundation beneath the bigot’s life. (I admire the certainty about his position that the first word in that title implies.) I’m also a big fan of Sartre’s “I Discovered Jazz in America,” a very funny piece in which he describes adultery, burglary, and jazz as the respective national pastimes of France, Italy, and America.

Thanks Jean-Paul! Today’s quote:
“There are two types of poor people, those who are poor together and those who are poor alone. The first are the true poor, the others are rich people out of luck.”

Dig. Check out our Kickstarter campaign if you haven’t already. If you’ve already checked it out, thanks! If you’ve contributed, BIG thanks! Stay tuned for more quotes about luck.