Thursday, November 20, 2008


La Lancha, Peten, Guatemala. Photo source here.

"If I don't succeed, I will be destroyed. You should always reach for something you can't quite grasp."
- Francis Ford Coppola [born 1939] made the dreadful Godfather: Part III to save himself; he had already slid into bankruptcy and was losing his winery. Part of his income now comes from destination hotels he owns: La Lancha Resort in Guatemala and Turtle Inn and Blancaneaux Lodge in Belize, which share the same website.  

"Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, Or what's a heaven for?" 
- Robert Browning [1812-1889]

An earlier reference on this blog to Francis Ford Coppola here.