"your life is your life
 don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
 be on the watch.
 there are ways out.”
 “the gods will offer you chances.
 know them.
 take them.”
 “your life is your life.
 know it while you have it.
 you are marvelous
 the gods wait to delight in you.”
 (…) ./.
 “If you're going to try, go all the way. 
 Otherwise, don't even start. 
 This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. 
 It could mean not eating for three or four days. 
 It could mean freezing on a park bench. 
 It could mean jail.
 It could mean derision. 
 It could mean mockery, isolation. 
 Isolation is a gift.
 All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. 
 And, you'll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. 
 “If you're going to try, go all the way. 
 There is no other feeling like that. 
 You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. 
 You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. 
 It's the only good fight there is.”