"its okay, im used to it."
"I ruined it before you could."
"My uncle told me when I was a teenager that if you want to be a person with confidence just pretend you are a person with confidence and eventually you will have confidence, so I did that. There’s a fair amount of self-delusion involved. I never envisioned a Plan B. I’m almost immune to the idea of failure; it never occurred to me."
"What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless: well-educated, brilliantly promising, and fading out into an indifferent middle age."