• To any intelligent being, there is no emotion more important than hope. Individually or collectively, we must hope that the future will be better than the past, that our offspring, and theirs after them, will be a bit closer to an ideal society, whatever our perception of that might be... It is at those times when we feel we are contributing to that ultimate end... we feel true elation.

    R.A. Salvatore (2009). “Siege of Darkness: The Legend of Drizzt”, p.15, Wizards of the Coast