“Nobody’s going to do your life for you. You have to do it yourself, whether you’re rich or poor, out of money or raking it in, the beneficiary of ridiculous fortune or terrible injustice. And you have to do it no matter what is true. No matter what is hard. No matter what unjust, sad, sucky things befall you. Self-pity is a dead-end road. You make the choice to drive down it. It’s up to you to decide to stay parked there or to turn around and drive out.”
― Cheryl Strayed
- Creator(s): Barribal, William H., 1873-1956, artist—London
- Date Created/Published: New York : Published by Puck Publishing Corporation, 295-309 Lafayette Street, 1914 November 14.
- Public domain illustration from the Library of Congress.