hopeful pessimism

Elliott Smith: Playing things too safe is the most popular way to fail.  Dying is another way, or like killing your emotions is another popular way… with drugs or with alcohol or whatever.  But uhmm… I don’t know yeah… those would be types of failure.

       Interviewer: Are you succeeding then?
 Elliott Smith: Uh… no. Not right now… but I think I might, you know? Yeah… I might.

Elliott Smith: Playing things too safe is the most popular way to fail.  Dying is another way, or like killing your emotions is another popular way… with drugs or with alcohol or whatever.  But uhmm… I don’t know yeah… those would be types of failure.

       Interviewer: Are you succeeding then?

 Elliott Smith: Uh… no. Not right now… but I think I might, you know? Yeah… I might.

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