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Assignment Inspiration

By uczcmsm, on 10 January 2018

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So, UCL Publishing students are currently all hating on life with assignment overload. Whether you’re pretty much done (and about to start Author Management) or only just beginning your assignments, here’s a load of quotes that might (or might not) motivate you:

“If you try and lose then it isn’t your fault. But if you don’t try and we lose, then it’s all your fault.”
― Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game 


“I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it”
― Thomas Jefferson

“I’m going to keep going until I succeed — or die. Don’t think I don’t know how this might end. I’ve known it for years.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

(We all know how this might end.)

“If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.”
― Michelangelo Buonarroti

(Just to remind everyone that we’re aiming for mastery *excited rustle through the lecture hall*)

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.”
― Jimmy Johnson

“Your friends will believe in your potential, your enemies will make you live up to it.”
― Tim Fargo

(That UCL publisher’s WhatsApp group is your friend but which lecturer is your enemy?)

“There’s a pile of exciting stories waiting to be read at the end of every assignment.”
— Hannah Smith

(Couldn’t resist. Mine has grown by 4 books since last week and I’m itching to start them)

“…[I]f you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.”
—Roald Dahl, My Uncle Oswald

“I don’t like work— no man does— but I like what is in the work— the chance to find yourself. Your own reality— for yourself not for others— what no other man can ever know. They can only see the mere show, and never can tell what it really means.”
—Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

“You’ll stay with me?’
Until the very end,’ said James.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

(Replace James with ‘any-UCL-publishing-student-that-wants-to-be-pro-at-networking’ and someone will always be with you)

May the odds be ever in your favour.