A passage from high voltage. A Karen Moning novel:
Because I know a priceless truth: when someone has done everything in their power to mangle your wings beyond recognition, to slice them to shreds so that they can never be used, there is only one way to win.
This is true in real life. Defy the odds and the people who want to see you fail! WIN! FLY! You don't have to have wings to fly, find your flight and do it!