CAUTION: Don’t let this be you.
Then indecision brings its own delays,
And days are lost lamenting over lost days.
Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute;
What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it;
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
– John Anster, (1835) in a “very free translation” of Faust
“The sad fact is that more people are confined by their thoughts than are fed by them.“
– Dr. Jay Dishman
“The enemy is the gramophone mind, whether or not one agrees with the record that is being played at the moment.”
– George Orwell, (1945) in his preface to Animal Farm.
Orwell was deeply annoyed by politicians who use high-sounding slogans to cover up lies and drown out debate.
Vess Barnes is a longtime friend and benefactor of Wizard Academy. I think he might have something wrong with his brain; Vess wasn’t paid to do this. He let them drop him for free. In fact, I think he might have even given them some money.