The whole entrepreneurial thing is that you kind of jump off a cliff and assemble your airplane on the way down. And financing, by the way, is a thermal draft, right? You’re a little further away, but the ground’s still coming at you if you can’t establish an airplane.

Reid Hoffman, as quoted by Jeff Bussgang in his new book, The VC Playbook (via fred-wilson)

Ha… exactly how it feels sometimes, but there are also those moments - new customers, first revenues - that make you feel like you’re flying.