pre-empt in a quote

"Maybe I fear things going wrong so much that I pre-empt them by not getting excited about them when they appear to be. going well."

"So what I do now is to pre-empt that by making the up into a virtue, and telling funny stories about how crap I am before people have a chance to notice it for themselves and think maybe I haven't realised."

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