The rules are very simple
They’re not that hard at all
Sometimes you reach the highest heights
But in the end, you fall
Alone among the animals, man has the capacity to invent imaginary worlds, and is always making himself unhappy by trying to move into them. HL Mencken
Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel?
The most beautiful stories always start with wreckage. Jack London
"What could be" is more powerful than "what is" or "what was."