17 November 1956
Excerpt from Collier’s article “Listen to . . . Jack Benny” Nov. 1956:
“There are many, many golfers who would rather play golf than practice, but it is only the practice at golf that makes you a great golfer. When I was a kid violinist – up until I was about 15 years old – I loved the violin, but I much preferred paying it to practicing. This alone could have kept me from being a violinist.
To be a success in life, do whatever you are planning to do seriously – even if it comes to being a comedian. Being a comedian is a very serious business.”