From William Shakespeare (Twelfth Night)…
“Be not afraid of greatness.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness,
and others have greatness thrust upon them.”
[ N. B ] One of my favourite Shakespeare quotes. One I fell in love with more after I saw the She’s The Man adaptation of Twelfth Night (I think it’s really good for a modern audience, or maybe I just love how it mixes some of my favourite things together–Soccer, girl dressing as a guy to prove something, etc). I was going to put a clip here from youtube of the scene where Channing Tatum’s character, Duke, reciting the above lines, but I can’t find a decent clip (well I have one below anyway, because hey, that’s one of my favourite scenes in the whole movie). So I have a marvel one instead!
I, for one, am definitely not born great, but hopefully, I’ll be able to achieve it. And I hope all of you out there, also can achieve the greatness you strive for. Because I believe, we are all great, and shouldn’t be afraid of it.