I'm not looking to get into a debate about the situation in which that quote was originally used. But I think that's actually a good quote. In life you often find yourself in situations that are difficult or look impossible, but you think, "If only *this* changed, then I could deal with it." Sometimes you have to step back and go, "This has to be dealt with, it may not be the ideal way to deal with it, but I'm going to try to fix it with the resources I have at hand and continue to look for better ways to handle it along the way."
And I'm not saying it's always the best option. But I think it's a good quote, 'cuz sometimes you just gotta go with what you got.