Solving the following riddle will reveal the awful secret behind the universe, assuming you do not go utterly mad in the attempt.

"We are not now that strength which in old days moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are. One equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will. To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

Something in my expression stops him. ”Better not give into it. It takes ten times as long to put yourself together than it does to fall apart.” Well, he must know.