Here's a quote about the power of having a positive
with which I agree wholeheartedly.
And he went back to meet the fox.
"Goodbye," he said. "Goodbye," said the fox. "And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
"What is essential is invisible to the eye," the little prince repeated, so that he would be sure to remember.
"It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important."
"It is the time I have wasted for my rose--" said the little prince, so that he would be sure to remember.
"Men have forgotten this truth," said the fox. "But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. You are responsible for your rose..."
"I am responsible for my rose," the little prince repeated, so that he would be sure to remember."
-From The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exuperey
-From As You Like It
Alan Moore (from The Watchmen)
I changed my mind.
Thermodynamic miracles...events with odds against so astronomical
they're effectively impossible, like oxygen becoming gold.
I long to observe such a thing.
And yet, in each human coupling, a thousand million sperm vie for a single egg. Multiply those odds by countless generations, against the odds of your ancestors being alive; meeting; siring this precise son, that exact daughter...
...Until your mother loves a man she has every reason to hate, and of that union, of the thousand million children competing for fertilization, it was you, only you, that emerged.
To distill so specific a form from that chaos of improbability, like turning air to gold...
That is the crowning unlikelihood.
The thermodynamic miracle.
But...If me, my birth, if that's a thermodynamic miracle...I mean, you could say that about anybody in the world.
Anybody in the world.
...But the world is so full of people, so crowded with these miracles that they become commonplace and we forget...
We gaze continually at the world and it grows dull in our perceptions. Yet seen from another's vantage point, as if new, it may still take the breath away.
Come...Dry your eyes, for you are life, rarer than a quark and unpredictable beyond the dreams of Heisenberg; the clay in which the forces that shape all things leave their fingerprints most clearly.
Dry your eyes...
...And let's go home.
Frank Miller (from Batman - The Dark Knight Returns)