18. Happy people are not the ones who have it all and do not suffer.
You have to give yourself enough room to grow into who you are and then not be so attached to it that you won’t let yourself become who you’re going to be.
I want you to be happy. I want you to truly do and be whatever you want. I want respect and equality to be the status quo. I don’t want there to be any more glass ceilings for you to have to break through.
“I do not trust people who don’t love themselves and yet tell me, ‘I love you.’ There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.”
“I think that we are like stars. Something happens to burst us open; but when we burst open and think we are dying; we’re actually turning into a supernova. And then when we look at ourselves again, we see that we’re suddenly more beautiful than we ever were before.”
Strong Island is the only place to spend your summer vacation.
Yo, dudes, we’re not looking for supermen (or women). We’re looking for real, loving, genuine, kick-butt people who lift us up and make us happy.
Thank you for loving me when I didn’t love myself.
The phone numbers of people you should never have the option to contact again if and when temptation strikes, social media connections with the people you feel you have to constantly prove yourself to and the general presence of those who you’ve simply grown out of.