“Greatness is more than potential. It is the execution of that potential. Beyond the raw talent. You need the appropriate training. You need the discipline. You need the inspiration. You need the drive.”
“Humanity can be quite cold to those whose eyes see the world differently.”
“It’s not enough to create magic. You have to create a price for magic, too. You have to create rules.”
Eric A. Burns is a playwright, author and critic who grew up in the small steel town of Ambridge, Pennsylvania. Soon after he graduated Westminster College, he began his career as a broadcast journalist working for WQED. He familiarized himself with several roles in the broadcasting industry, including news director and anchorman. He even became a national corresponded for news giant NBC.
Aside from his skills in broadcast journalism, Burns is also an acclaimed author. He has written a total of nine books, with “Infamous Scribblers: The Founding Fathers and the Rowdy Beginnings of American Journalism” being his most popular and best-selling book to date. Two other books, “The Spirits of America: A Social History of Alcohol” and “The Smoke of the Gods: A Social History of Tobacco”, was lauded and honored by the American Library Association as “Best of the Best”.