A. "Persistence counts."
A. "Tillman is really bright with a bad habit of stating unpleasant facts." --A US Navy officer, circa 1991.
A. I would not even attempt to describe it anymore because frequently when we achieve a goal that appears to offer perfect happiness, something is lacking. I would rather be pleasantly surprised than disappointed. Besides, if you bat 1.000 where's the challenge and the elation of a surprise grand-slam homer?
A. A Dauntless dive-bomber pilot aboard USS Enterprise in 1942. (Watch for my upcoming book on The Big E in February 2012.)
A. My vision went bad in grade school and prevented me from becoming a military aviator.