"Even if we can't know what it'll be like when the smoke clears, we do know that rage, for better or worse generates a future. The victims are the ones who've given up on the future. Instead, they've joined the dead."
, The Sweet Hereafter
"...we will also learn to realize that that which we call destiny goes forth from within people, not from without into them..."
-Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
"Things like this only get done by people who don't know any better."
-The exec. director of the Seattle Arts Commission giving me advice on starting up a huge project (I met with her because I felt passionate about this project and sent the SAC a letter).
What have we learned?
-Don't become a victim.
in control of your life.
-Never become jaded
...it'll only give you less of a chance to accomplish what you need to.