“I took some pride in not fulfilling my potential, in part, because I was terrified that if I tried my hardest, the world would discover that I didn’t actually have that much potential.”

— John Green, The Anthropocene Reviewed, “Monopoly and Academic Decathlon

“There are some things that it is better to begin than to refuse even though the end maybe dark.”

— J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Riders Of Rohan