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the worth of an idea

All of our days are numbered. We cannot afford to be idle. To act on a bad idea is better than to not act at all. Because the worth of the idea never becomes apparent until you do it. Sometimes this idea can be the smallest thing in the world. A little flame that you hunch over and cup with your hand, and pray will not be extinguished by all the storm that howls around it. If you can hold onto that flame, great things can be constructed around it that are massive, and powerful, and world changing. All held up by the tiniest of ideas.

– Nick Cave, from 20,000 Days on Earth (at 1:21:38)

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