Violet: Rowan, you must’ve read descriptions of this thing a hundred times. Not just books — in poetry, in memoirs. Did you seriously think, if you hadn’t felt it yourself, then everyone else had to be making it up?
Because that is . . . awfully self-centered, and you normally do better.
Rowan: Well, it’s a little more complex than that.
I figured it was like “anybody can become President.” One of those peppy inspirational things we all pretend to believe, so people who don’t really have a chance won’t feel too bad.
Rowan: I know, I know!!