Saturday, May 14, 2011

smart mouth, #1

For some reason, I find the following words (which I cut out of an issue of Esquire and pinned to my wall) from an interview with Ted Danson both oddly inspiring and comforting:

"Look, no one gets out of this alive. That's not the game plan. We all die. So nobody's going to get an award for saving the planet and get to live forever. Okay, then, let's engage the problems with a joyous and hopeful heart. Because it doesn't matter if we blow it. It's not like this is a desperate game where, if we win, we won't die. We all die."

Maybe it just goes along with the theme with which I'm currently pinning my heart to my sleeve: why not?


x said...

This is excellent.
You are excellent.

Anonymous said...

I've always been a fan of the idea that without risk there is no gain. I'd rather try and fail spectacularly, instead of wondering What If. The What-Ifs kill me.

Great post. Love the Dansen quote.

Megan Kurashige said...

It is a completely excellent set of words, isn't it? Uplifting somehow, and encouraging, though it's basically a reminder of the finite.