We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.
The trick to forgetting the big picture is to look at everything close-up.
The unreal is more powerful than the real, because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it, because it's only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles, wood rots. People, well, they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on.
Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.
The lower you fall, the higher you'll fly.
Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home... it's your responsibility to love it, or change it.