"Look at you. You’re young, and you’re scared. Why are you so scared? Stop being paralyzed. Stop swallowing your words. Stop caring what other people think. Wear what you want. Say what you want. Listen to the music you want to listen to. Play it loud as fuck and dance to it. Go out for a drive at midnight and forget you have school the next day. Stop waiting for friday. Live now. Do it now. Take risks. Tell secrets. This life is yours. When are you going to realize that you can do whatever you want?"
"we know that God is everywhere; but certainly we feel His presence most when His works are on the grandest scale spread before us: and it is in the unclouded night-sky, where His worlds wheel their silent course, that we read clearest His infinitude, His omnipotence, His omnipresence."
"Remember when getting high meant swinging on a swing in the playground? When protection meant wearing a helmet? When the worst things you could get from boys were cooties? When dad’s shoulders were the highest place on earth and your mom was your hero? When race issues were about who ran the fastest, war was only a card game, the only drug you knew was cough medicine and the most pain you felt was when you skinned your knees, and goodbyes only meant until tomorrow? And we couldnt wait to grow up."
"You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move the fuck on."