• ...ultimately it come down to, are you making or are you destroying? If you try very hard to create ways of living, create dreams of what is possible, then you win. If you don't, you may make a fortune in ten years, but you're not going to be read in twenty years, and that's that.

    John Gardner, Allan Richard Chavkin (1990). “Conversations with John Gardner”, p.168, Univ. Press of Mississippi