Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
…Old Time, that greatest and longest- established Spinner of all, would weave from the threads he had already spun into a woman. But his factory is a secret place, his work is noiseless, and his Hands are mutes.
--Mark Twain, Hard Times
hollaaa, mission accomplished!
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat. --Theodore Roosevelt