• Why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me.

    J.K. Rowling (2015). “Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination”, p.37, Hachette UK