Quote by Benjamin Franklin
He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner.
This quote implies that relying solely on luck or external forces for success or sustenance is unreliable. One cannot expect to have a consistent and secure livelihood if they simply wait for luck to bring them opportunities. Instead, it suggests that one must actively and proactively take charge of their own destiny, work hard, and make strategic decisions to ensure a stable and fulfilling life. Waiting for fortune to provide is a risky endeavor that may leave one hungry, both metaphorically and literally.
From things that have happened and from things as they exist and from all things that you know and all those you cannot know, you make something through your invention that is not a representation but a whole new thing truer than anything true and alive, and you make it alive, and if you make it well enough, you give it immortality. That is why you write and for no other reason that you know of. But what about all the reasons that no one knows?