Words to live by for anyone embarking on a career, including filmmaking, in these heightened and uncertain times, from one called to lead in a far more dire, far more ominous time:
The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent experimentation. It is common sense to take a method and try it: If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
—Franklin D. Roosevelt, Commencement Address at Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, Georgia, May 22, 1932