At least two patients had received from Dr. Robbins the following advice:
"So you think that you are a failure, do you?
In the first place, if you've any sense at all you must have learned by now that we pay just as dearly for our triumphs as we do our defeats.
Go ahead and fail.
But fail with wit, fail with grace, fail with style.
A mediocre failure is as insufferable as a mediocre success.
Embrace failure! Seek it out. Learn fto love it.
That may be the only way any of us will ever be free."
-excerpt from Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins