Jul 9, 2013
Just as a personal aside, something that I think is very important to say: You must reserve the right to fail if you're going to get anything done. You must continue aggressively to reserve the right to fail. You must keep learning from your failures. I see that — I see how shy I was, when I could afford to be shy, because I was a brunet, and I had time to be shy. But soon you'll tire of being shy, if you are shy at all, if you're that victimized by the degree of self-loathing coming from your last failure. But you must continue to forgive yourself, and reserve the right to fail.
— Van Dyke Parks (via Orange Crate Art: VDP on the right to fail)