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by The Mentor •

Letter 012: Search All the Parks in All the Cities

I find myself reflecting today on one of my favorite quotes about heroes. But it’s a bit of a pesky quote, in part because I can’t seem to figure out who originally said it. It seems to have been originally written by GK Chesterton, the joyful (and occasionally pompous) British author with a knack for great one-liners (and even better books). But the quote was made popular by David Ogilvy, the real-life person who inspired the character of Don Draper in Mad Men. It was one of his maxims for life, and it goes something like this: