a structural conceit for binding together

the door is hereWe are not talking here about the kind of notebook that is patently for public consumption, a structural conceit for binding together a series of graceful pensees; we are talking about something private, about bits of the mind’s string too short to use, an indiscriminate and erratic assemblage with meaning only for its maker.” – Joan Didion

It ain’t about how hard you hit.

It ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done… not pointing fingers saying “you ain’t where you wanna be because of him or her or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain’t you. You’re better than that.”

– Rocky