It is the absence of facts that frightens people: the gap you open, into which they pour their fears, fantasies, desires.
― Hilary Mantel
We create the illusions we need to go on. And one day, when they no longer dazzle or comfort, we tear them down, brick by glittering brick, until we are left with nothing but the bright light of honesty. The light is liberating. Necessary. Terrifying. We stand naked and emptied before it. And when it is too much for our eyes to take, we build a new illusion to shield us from its relentless truth.
― Libba Bray
There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.
― Paulo Coelho