“You can’t live your life according to ‘maybes’.”

From: Orange is the New Black

Genre: Television

Who said it?: Poussey Washington

The story behind the quote: This week’s quote comes from the Netflix series, Orange is the New Black. The show is based on the book of the same name and focuses on a women’s prison and the lives of its inmates.

The quote comes from the middle of the 4th season. Poussey Washington (played by Samira Wiley) develops feelings for new inmate Brook Soso (played by Kimiko Glenn). While Poussey is fine as she has been comfortable with her sexuality for a long time, Soso isn’t. Soso explains that’s she afraid of what will happen in the future. Poussey agrees that the future is uncertain but it’s not excuse to not try, which is when she delivers the quote.

Geek wisdom:  The future can be scary as we don’t know what it holds for us. This is why we may have so many dreams but are too afraid to try to do anything to achieve them. But not to try is admitting defeat even before you’ve started to do anything.

The point is to try your best, despite the possibility of failing. Because, who knows? Trying at something may help you achieve whatever your goal is.

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