"It's all too easy when talking about female gymnasts to fall into the trap of infantilizing them, spending more time worrying more about female vulnerability than we do celebrating female strength."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Meghan O'Rourke on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Meghan O'Rourke on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Meghan O'Rourke on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Meghan O'Rourke on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Meghan O'Rourke on Ernest Hemingway
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