"I've always been very impatient. At age 10 I frankly found life boring, and I can remember age 9 having the awful thought, as it seems now looking back on it, A war! That should liven things up a bit!"
- Roger Bannister
About this Quote
This quote by Roger Bannister speaks to his impatience and uneasyness as a kid. At age 10, he found life boring and was looking for something to make it more exciting. His idea of a war as a method to liven things up is a reflection of his vibrant naivety and absence of understanding of the effects of war. It likewise talks to his desire for experience and excitement, which he would later on find in his athletic pursuits. His quote is a reminder that even as kids, we can have strong sensations and desires that form our lives.
"There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures"