a compass, i learned when i was surveying, it’ll… it’ll point you true north from where you are standing, but it’s got no advice about the swamps, deserts, and chasms that you will encounter along the way. if in pursuit of your destination, you plunge ahead heedless of obstacles and achieve nothing more than to sink in a swamp, what’s the use of knowing true north?
daniel day-lewis as lincoln, ‘lincoln’ (via ununoriginal)