While we have the gift of life it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die - whether it is our spirit our creativity or our glorious uniqueness.
Make the most of your regrets never smother your sorrow but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh.
If it is surely the means to the highest end we know can any work be humble...
I had never felt so lonely and so sad in my entire life.