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  • But mayn't desertion be a brave thing? A fine thing? To desert a thing we've gone beyond — to have the courage to desert it and walk right off from the dead thing to the live thing — ?

  • '... you've got two alternatives — ride out the storm or go for a little holiday.' 'And have everyone say I couldn't face the music?' 'Why should you, if you ain't musically inclined?'

  • Quitters never win, and winners never quit.

  • Sometimes knowing when to give up is the real test of character.