Mind what you say in public.
For while you're certain you deliver only treasures
all ships carry rats.
Respect is not measured by how well your work is known.
Respect is not measured by how much your work is liked.
Respect is measured by how often your work is relevant.
A champion is not the one who gets the most direct attention.
A champion is the one who most directs the attention he gets.
Those who most seek to be revered are hardly relevant for long.
Those who seek to remain relevant are most often long revered.
The world will join in the celebration of your successes
only as much as you have joined in the lifting of it's sorrows.
Working to keep it real
is far more useful
than working to keep it close
if you want to keep it at all.
It is not how they feel while they're watching you
but what they might dream after they turn away
that measures the worth of your actions.
The Heroes show us the possibilities for what is best.
The Freaks show us the possibilities for everything else.