“This is what I believe to be true. This is what I learned in the hospital. You have to do everything you can, you have to work your hardest, and if you do, if you stay positive, you have a shot at a silver lining.”

18. “My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work. The sooner the better.” Sherlock Holmes

19. What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea. Resilient… highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it’s almost impossible to eradicate. An idea that is fully formed–fully understood–that sticks.


20. “The main thing is: Pay attention, pay attention to everything, everything you see. Notice what no one else notices, and you’ll see what no one else knows. What you get is what you get, what you do with what you get, that’s more the point.


 “Do, or do not. There is no ‘try.’ 


 “Don’t tell me I can’t do it; don’t tell me it can’t be done!


 “Your dignity’s inside you. Nobody can take something away from you you don’t give them.