Maria Callas - Opera begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life, and it stays part of my life long after I've left the opera house.
"This is your life" manifesto. Do what you love. Yes, do what you love. One of the worst things in life is to regret not pursuing your passion; especially when you don't pursue your passions because someone belittles your dreams.