Never apologize. Never explain. Just get the thing done, and let them howl.
I long for the raised voice, the howl of rage or love.
I want to show all sides of myself. I mean, I don't want to howl at the moon my whole life, you know?
We shall see that at which dogs howl in the dark, and that at which cats prick up their ears after midnight.
H. P. Lovecraft
Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.