“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.”

-James Neal Hollingworth (pseudonym: Ambrose Redmoon), Quoted in Inside a Haunted Mind (K.   Patrick Malone).

“If I am to succeed, the sooner I know it, the less uneasiness I shall have to go through.
“If I am to meet with a disappointment, the sooner I know it, the more of life I shall have to wear it off…”

-Thomas Jefferson, On an Affair of the Heart, to John Page, July 15, 1763

“I have terrible periods of lack of confidence. . . I briefly did therapy, but after a while I realised it was like a farmer complaining about the weather. You can’t fix the weather – you just have to get on with it.”

-Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time