Mozzie, White Collar

Mozzie is a ‘weird and wonderful’ kind of character played in the TV show “White Collar“. He has a peculiar way of talking – abstract and elusive. In his conversations, he often drops a quote to sum up his thoughts. Some of these quotes are very powerful and may stay with you forever.

We can’t change the direction of the wind, but we can adjust the sails

Mozzie borrowed the above quote from Jimmy Dean, a very successful, multifaceted man, well known for many things including the “Roll Sausage“. His inspiring life is best expressed in this quote.

You can’t change the direction of the wind. 
But you can adjust your sails to always reach your destination.
- Jimmy Dean

The main theme of the show is the life of a conman, who is often claimed to be on ‘borrowed time’. Very apt to the plot is the quote which is mentioned more than once, both by Moz and the lead character Neal Caffrey –

If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story

If you want a happy ending, 
it just depends on where you close the book!
- Orson Welles

Some of the other notable quotes of Mozzie are:

The reason for time is so everything doesn't happen all at once
- Albert Einstein
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds
- Sir Francis Bacon
The smallest good deed is worth more than the grandest intention
- Oscar Wilde
If you lay down with dogs, you get up with fleas
 - Benjamin Franklin
We feel free when we escape,
even if it be but from the frying pan into the fire.
- Eric Hoffer
Life is more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt,
as opposed to a surprise party
- Jimmy Buffett
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