“One morning, finding a self-analysis questionnaire on his desk, Broun included some of the questions in that day’s column:
‘What is my occupation? Newspaperman.
‘Am I making a success of it? There seems to be a decided difference of opinion.
‘What is my character and reputation? Unreliable and charming.
‘What do other men think of me? Unreliable.
‘What do I think of myself? Charming.
‘Am I cleanly? Very much so in the summer.
‘Courteous? To a fault.
‘Have I any object in life? Yes, I want to be a writer.
‘Am I on my way? Not precipitately.'”
Excerpted from: Drennan, Robert E., ed. The Algonquin Wits. New York: Kensington, 1985.