SundaySep 21, 2014
The glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things.
It seems to me like this: it's not a terrible thing--I mean, it may be terrible, but it's not damaging, it's not poisoning--to do without something one really wants.... What's really terrible is to pretend that the second-rate is the first-rate. To pretend that you don't need love when you do, or you like your work when you know quite well you're capable of better.
Along thy wild and willow'd shore.
Sir Walter Scott