"to laugh often & much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to apprecitate beauty, to find the bes in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch... to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. this is to have succeeded." - emerson.
"we're going to survive this, right?" "i can't think of any one reason why i want to be a surgeon. but, i can think of a thousand reasons why i should quit. they make it hard on purpose. there are lives in our hands. there comes a moment when it's more than just a game. and, you either take that step forward, or turn around & walk away.
i could quit, but here's the thing: i love the playing field."