Chwast’s Quote: Words of Wisdom from Thomas Edison

A notable quote from Thomas Edison, illustrated by Seymour Chwast—number 106 in a weekly series. Submit a quote in the comments (or on Twitter or Facebook), and it will be considered for a future column. For more Seymour Chwast, check out The Last Word, his illustrated column in Print magazine, available from

You've Got Nothing To Learn

So I thought this was interesting. Alex Bogusky saying he’s got nothing to learn from his mistakes. “I don’t learn anything from my failures” he says. If you don’t know much about Bogusky, this is a typical bonehead statement from him. A sweeping dumb statement, which lingers, if only to make you question how...