“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, “Monopoly and Academic Decathlon,” The Anthropocene Reviewed (2020-04-30)
“Inspiration and growth only come from adversity and from challenge — from stepping away from what’s comfortable and familiar and stepping out into the unknown.” — Ben Saunders
, Why bother leaving the house?
“Without heroes, we’re all plain people, and don’t know how far we can go.” — Bernard Malamud, The Natural
“We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Kavanagh
“To experience, to engage, to endeavor, rather than to watch and to wonder — that’s where the real meat of life is to be found.” — Ben Saunders, Why bother leaving the house?
“The pursuit of normality is the ultimate sacrifice of potential.” — Faith Jegede, What I’ve learned from my autistic brothers
“Many a truth has lain unnoticed for a long time, ignored simply because no one perceived its potential for becoming reality.” — Albert Schweitzer, The Problem of Peace, Nobel Lecture (1954-04-11)