"I will claim myself for myself."
"I told a student today: You shouldn't be so hard on yourself. Praise yourself as much as you fuss at yourself.' And I could have been talking to myself. And I was. And I will."
"Change was in the air like a cloud and it was finally raining on me."
"Don't let anyone else take away your joy. If they don't want to be with you or around you, let them go. Pick up your shit and keep going. You came into the world by yourself, and the next person's lungs don't help you breathe."
“Love heals. Heals and liberates. I use the word love, not meaning sentimentality, but a condition so strong that it may be that which holds the stars in their heavenly positions, which causes the blood to flow orderly in our veins.”
“Don't do anything that you think is wrong. Do what you think is right, and then be ready to back it up even with your life.”
"Read everything. The more knowledge you have, the less a man can use you for poppy-show"
"I go from place to place spouting the gospel of courage and survival. I encourage victims to take hold of destiny and chart it for themselves."