Blogger Roger Simon, who seems in good if stoic humor despite recently losing his legs, says:
“I believe in what I once read: “Life is a club where they won’t stand for squawks, where they deal you only one hand, and you must sit in. So even if the cards are cold and marked by the hand of fate, play up, play up like a gentleman and a sport.”
Q: Who wrote that?
A: Nathanael West.” [Author of Day of the Locust– SB]
(Perhaps particularly resonant to me because of material below!)