“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.“
– Beverley Sills
Born and brought up in America, Beverley Sills was a famous singer. Also known as Bubbles, she is best known for the power of her voice.
Relating the quote to the story:
You need to stay cool and calm, especially if you are in a difficult situation. Boris panicked at the last moment and made a dash for the jetty when he should have stayed the course and been patient.