• At Harvard, the strong and savvy and confident thrived, while the nice or shy or quaintly moral were just bit players. In Ysleta, you believed in God because you were poor and needed something to hold on to. At Harvard, you believed in your good luck or bad luck, in all-nighters, in your political savvy.

    Sergio Troncoso (2011). “From This Wicked Patch of Dust”, p.97, University of Arizona Press