So you must wake up every morning knowing that no promise is unbreakable, least of all the promise of waking up at all. This is not despair. These are the preferences of the universe itself: verbs over nouns, actions over states, struggle over hope.Goodreads.com. (2019). Ta-Nehisi Coates Quotes (Author of Between the World and Me). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/1214964.Ta_Nehisi_Coates [Accessed 30 Sep. 2019].