Quote #186

From Louis Sachar (Holes)

Louis Sachar

“I’m not saying it’s going to be easy. Nothing in life is easy. But that’s no reason to give up. You’ll be surprised what you can accomplish if you set your mind to it. After all, you only have one life, so you should try to make the most of it.”

Quote #182

From William Shakespeare (Twelfth Night)…

William Shakespeare

“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.