Thomas Moore, in Conversations Before the End of Time

The deeper you get into the hopelessness, the more genuine your optimism is.  These are paradoxes again, and we need to get beyond the opposites here – of hope and despair.  And the only way to do that is to really deepen both sides.  I have been going everywhere and quoting a line that someone in one of my audiences gave me from Yogi Berra.  He said, “When you come to the fork in the road, take it.”  And that’s what I’ve been trying to do.  It’s a tough thing to do.  And so, when you ask me about hopelessness, I have to realize that, yes, I want to get down that road of hopelessness as far as I can, but I’m not going to give up the path of optimism.