I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
What and how much had I lost by trying to do only what was expected of me instead of what I myself had wished to do?
I suppose in the end it’s almost too easy to look back and say what you should have done, how you might have changed things. What’s harder - what’s much, much harder - is to accept what you actually did do.
Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division (Peter Hook)
All persons, living and dead, are purely coincidental.