Build Your Wings

If we listened to our intellect,
we’d never have a love affair.
We’d never have a friendship.
We’d never go into business
because we’d be too cynical.
Well, that’s nonsense.
You’ve got to jump off cliffs
all the time and build
your wings on the way down.

— Annie Dillard

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  1. I loved this one. Some of my best “successes” were built on the foundations of original failure. I built my wings on the way down. (I love that phrase!)

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