“But that night as I drove back to Montreal, I at least discovered this: that there is no simple explanation for anything important any of us do, and that the human tragedy, or the human irony, consists in the necessity of living with the consequences of actions performed under the pressure of compulsions so obscure we do not and cannot understand them.” 
― Hugh MacLennanThe Watch That Ends the Night



It remains one of the most influential books I have ever read. It got to me in adolescence and has remained with me ever since. A brilliant writer.
 
 
On June 20, 2011 I typed in "failure".
1st back was this from good old wikipedia

Failure refers to the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.

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On June 18, I typed "failure definition" into Google Search.
The top of the list was this:

fail·ure  /fālyr/  Noun

1. Lack of success.
2. An unsuccessful person, enterprise, or thing.

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