Three Quotes in Three Days Challenge: Day Three

I was tapped by the wonderful Clare Snow to take part in this fun little challenge, and I am never one to walk away from a challenge.

First up, the rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you
2. Nominate three more blogs
3. Post one quote each day for three days

A big thank you to Clare. She writes fabulous reviews of (mostly) YA and graphic novels over at Of Ceiling Wax and Other Things, and if you aren’t already following her, you should change that.

To keep this circling around the interwebs, I nominate Shelleyrae at Book’d Out, Sarah at I Would Rather Read and Laura at Paperback Fool to post their quotes.

My first quote is from a much loved novel, my second from a childhood classic and this, my third and final quote, is from my favourite poem, ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’ (1917) by T. S. Eliot:

‘Do I dare

Disturb the universe?’

I wrote an extended piece about my long-standing adoration of Eliot on my personal blog, but in short, I love this poem, and this line in particular, because it asks that most overwhelming question that grows more complex and becomes harder and harder to answer as we get older: do we settle for the ordinary, or do we seek the extraordinary—take a chance on our desires, make ourselves vulnerable—knowing full well that we might fail spectacularly?

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