My lab partner from Computer Science like to quote this:
Bene Gesserit Littany against Fear
I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.
I think that he still owes me pizza.
It is by will alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the juice of Sapho that thoughts acquire speed, the lips acquire stains, the stains become a warning. It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.
Both of these quotes are from Dune, which I read at a very young age - meaning that I really don’t remember much of what went on in the series. I only made it through two or three books, and then it was just too much effort to find the next one in the series in small town Iowa.