Rudyard Kipling, winner of The Nobel Prize in Literature 1907, was once sacked from a prominent newspaper for "Not having much of a grasp of English."
Yes, interesting. And Einstein was kicked out of school.
It's surprising how many great people were considered not to be great at the start. Then there's those who think they are great, but are not.
Or Oops, even.
Marcel Proust was refused by André Gide at Gallimard's.