I grew up in the ’40s and I heard all these great speeches, like Winston Churchill.  His most famous, or infamous commencement exercise speech was one that consisted of seven words.  He stood before this graduating class and said:  “Never, never, never, never, never give up.”  And then somebody else said: “Every day in every way I’m getting better and better.” I didn’t especially believe that about myself, but I said it every day and I made myself believe it and it worked. I persevered. I never gave up my dream to “sing on the radio.”  And that dream came true in 1955.