The thing-in-itself, the will-to-live, exists whole and undivided in every being, even in the tiniest; it is present as completely as in all that ever were, are, and will be, taken together.

The thing that drives a real pro is simply inner satisfaction. that’s all. — Merlin Olsen

Perspectives Unleashed

“To laugh, is to risk being a fool. To weep, is to risk appearing sentimental. To reach out for another, is to risk involvement. To express feelings, is to risk exposing your true self. To place your ideas, your dreams, before the crowd, is to risk their loss. To love, is to risk not being loved in return. To live, is to risk dying. To hope, is to risk despair. But risks must be taken. Because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. If you risk nothing and do nothing, you dull your spirit. You may avoid suffering and sorrow, but you cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love, and live.”