Today I am meant to discuss my favourite quote and why it is my favourite. This is a pretty difficult task as there are so many amazing writers. What I would consider a favourite, isn’t really a one-liner or anything. It is a poem. Invictus by William Ernest Henley. I first heard it in the movie Invictus and now have it printed out in a frame. Why do I love it? I am not sure. It is quite a depressing poem in a sense but it is about conquering your demons and choosing your own path. I am a big believer in that we make our own destiny (another one I use all the time is “creature of our own demise”) and that our life can go anywhere we want it to.
Invictus by William Ernest Henley
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
What is your favourite quote?