Toby Young Quotes

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Born: October 17, 1963, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Birth Country: UK
Occupation: Author

America thinks of itself as a meritocracy, so people have more respect for success and more contempt for failure.
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I've become a professional failure - in order to pay the mortgage I have to remain unemployed. Luckily, a disaster always seems to befall me at exactly the right moment.
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In Britain, by contrast, we still think that class plays a part in determining a person's life chances, so we're less inclined to celebrate success and less inclined to condemn failure. The upshot is that it's much easier to be a failure in Britain than it is in America.
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Oddly, I do have a problem with authority. I find it very difficult to knuckle down and follow rules. Which are the classic symptoms of someone who has a troubled relationship with their father. And yet, I never had a problem with my father.
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