The novel is about five students of classics who are studying with a classics professor and they take the ideas of the things that they're learning from him a bit too seriously with terrible consequences.
Repeat anything often enough and it will start to become you.
You are your greatest asset. Put your time effort and money into training...
Getting in touch with your true self must be your first priority.
Do what you fear most and you control fear.
I never see failure as failure but only as the game I must play and win.