Stories of absurd events in life get my creative juices flowing and have so far given birth to some of my best ideas.
Friends are the real superheroes. They battle our worst enemies-loneliness, grief, anxiety, depression, fear, and doubt-every time they come around.
Eccentricity of a creative mind may not be pleasing for the people around it, but it is important for the progress.
My dear Gorgas,
Instead of being simply satisfied to make friends and draw your pay, it is worth doing your duty, to the best of your ability, for duty’s sake; and in doing this, while the indolent sleep, you may accomplish something that will be of real value to humanity.
Your good friend, Reed
Dr. Walter Reed encouraging Dr. William Gorgas who went on to make history eradicating Yellow Fever in Havana, 1902 and Panama, 1906, liberating the entire North American continent from centuries of Yellow Fever epidemics.
My generation must have despair. – Leonard Bernstein Ch 40/Dog Water Free, A Memoir
We are raised to honor all the wrong explorers and discoverers – thieves planting flags, murderers carrying crosses. Let us at last praise the colonizers of dreams.
Stupid men, always thinking they’re the ones who get to do the rescuing.
We need heroes, however outlandish, because although we might not be slaying real dragons, we all have our quests.
When a man losses faith he betrays a hero
Heroic dreams are the consolation of the unhappy. After all, when people like us say we’re being heroic, it usually means we’re about to kill each other–or kill ourselves.