“The second quality that saved Winston…was an astounding ability to exert himself against his own nature, to force himself to go beyond what by all accounts he was destined to be.”
“Acutely aware of his deficiencies, he started to re-create himself in preparation for the life he wanted.”
“Having declared war on anything in him that resisted his vision, he knew his drive could overcome even his own personality and biology.” (Stephen Mansfield)
The power of self-knowledge and awareness and a commitment to do what it takes to change and move forward.
D. Dean Benton