In every business I tried, I can see now, it wasn’t me that failed. Something was missing. Even if I’d known what it was, there’s nothing I could have done about it, because you can’t create this thing. And it makes all the difference in the world between success and failure. War.
If coming face-to-face with the failure that is your career ain’t worth crying about, then I don’t know what the f*** is.
I lost everything that ever mattered to me and it was all my fault. You want to know who really killed my wife? I did. I decided we deserved a better life than a Harper’s oath would allow us. But I didn’t know that Red Wizards marked their treasure. I led them right to our door. I didn’t even have the good luck to be home when they got there. I failed the Harpers, I failed my family, I failed all of you. Which is exactly why I can’t quit.