Quote I Love: You Have to Try to Know

Once a week, I post a quote that I’ve read/heard recently. So here’s this week’s Quote I Love…

I’ve been re-watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer on DVD whenever I’m doing housework or other non-writing crap, er, I  mean, activities. I just watched the episode where Willow and Anya chase down the troll Olaf. For those of you who have never watched Buffy, Anya is newly human. She tends to do and say some pretty awkward things. This part where she’s driving a convertible had me laughing:

Anya: Well, I don’t know how to put the top up. I only just figured out what the left pedal does! It makes us stop! (She slams on the brakes)
Willow: You don’t know how to drive? Why didn’t you say you don’t know how to drive?
Anya: Well, I couldn’t know if I could until I tried, could I?

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Episode: “Triangle”

I like that message…you don’t know what you can do until you try. Of course, for driving I’d recommend a driving class, but the sentiment can apply to lots of things in life. Never think you can’t do something until you at least give it a try and really see what you’re capable of first.

Just watch a baby learn to crawl or a little kid learn to ice skate. They don’t know the word “can’t.” They just keep trying.

So what have you always wanted to learn but were afraid to try?

Thanks for stopping by,
Sloan Parker