...the only status that you could fail to achieve is the status quo. The only thing, the only failure in life was not to make the effort to change our station.
Jon Stewart in his remarks about Bruce Springsteen in the Kennedy Center Honors. This part was unfortunately left out of what was broadcast, but it was part of Backstreets News. (And thanks to uberfan, Molly, who found this.)
The sentiment seems apt for the start of a new year and a new decade.
Here's the expurgated version of Stewart's presentation, which is still wonderful: