“Joss [Whedon] gave me a great deal over the last ten years but his most important gifts were the very same gifts we have all been given. His stories, populated with emotional hills and valleys, which never end. Sisyphus pushes the stone up the mountain and it rolls back down and he must push it up again. Joss helped me understand that there is greatness in every part of Sisyphus’s task, and knowing this I will always look for greatness in all things. I can laugh and expect that the rock will always fall down when I reach the top of the hill, just as Serenity breaks after giving the world truth. And this makes us mighty.”
–Loni Peristere. “Mutant Enemy U.” Serenity Found. Ed. Jane Espenson. Dallas: BenBella Books, 2007. Quote on page 128.