Delusions are often functional. A mother’s opinions about her children’s beauty, intelligence, goodness, et cetera ad nauseum, keep her from drowning them at birth.
captivating quotations from movies, television, literature and people - curated by actual geeks.
An elephant is a mouse built to government specifications.
A poet who reads his verse in public may have other nasty habits.
Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
When the ship lifts, all bills are paid. No regrets.