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Collected Quotes for the Month: April 2017

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Dream big, they say. Shoot for the stars. Then they lock us away for 12 years and tell us where to sit, when to pee, and what to think. […] Then we turn 18 and even though we’ve never had an original thought, we have to make the most important decision of our lives. […] And if you don’t have the money and don’t really have the grades, a lot of the decision gets made for you.
– “Tape 4, Side B” Thirteen Reasons Why


My body is like a phone in a silicon case. No matter what I do, I cannot smash.
“Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number” Chewing Gum: Season 2


[…] abortion is the last line of defense against shitty people in the species.
Louis C.K. – 2017


I like imagining better than remembering.
“Your Will Shall Decide Your Destiny.” Anne


“Most leaps of faith are often preceded by a shove.”
I’m Dying Up Here


“[…] when you see what I can do without any help from you, you’re gonna mourn the pride you could have felt in me when all you had was pity.”
— “Point of No Return” – Greenleaf


[…] Teenagers fall in and out of love everyday. I need to know that when the initial flush is over, and it will always be over, I need to know that I am not standing alone.
In The Morning


We announce who we are in who we choose.
In The Morning


I’m always someone’s experience or adventure. Then, eventually, they settle down with someone they can either predict or control.
In The Morning


Don’t deny the world the truth about yourself just because it’s good.
— “Chapter IX.” Dear White People


[…] public victims don’t have time to grieve because their trauma is immediately politicized, especially with social media and the 24-hour news cycle. It’s a lot.
— “Chapter VI.” Dear White People


The sparkle depends on the flaws of the diamond.
— “Born To Trouble.” Greenleaf


Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood

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Collected Quotes of The Month: March 2017

Sorry about most of the quotes coming from Instagram. Next month I plan to have them all be text only.

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Remember that everyone’s individual experience is going to be different. From the day we are born we are building or reality, like a house. Some of our houses will be further along than others and some houses will based onthe materials we used to build it. When someone with a new idea comes along and asks you to take clicks away from the foundation of your house, you’re going to be hesitant because those are some of your first bricks. Those are the ideas that your parents, your friends and family have taught you. The older you get, the more unwilling you’ll be to make a major change to your house. That’s ok but you’re not just a house. You’re a house in a neighborhood, in a city, in a country, in the world. Before you clap back at someone who has a different opinion than you, remember you can’t just walk into their house and start renovations. That’s not your crib. Try and understand their experiences,  and work on renovations together.
There’s No Merit Badge For Allies” – Mic


Why not focus on the possibilities in your life instead of the limitations?
— “Crashing.” The Arrangement


Your first, last, and best love will always be self-love.
— “Mary J. Blige – 3.31.2017” The Breakfast Club


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Collected Quotes: February 2017

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It’s easy to recognize your truth in retrospect. What’s hard is being true in the moment.

—           Imperial Dreams


An old lifer once told you, ‘All men suffer loss.’ But you know now that not all losses are the same. Only the ones that stop you from ever fighting again make you a loser. Make you go back to what’s easy. What you know. […] All the other losses just serve to strengthen you. Prepare you for what’s ahead.

—           Imperial Dreams


[…] a lot of Christians do, but not all of them, they go to this holy word, this bible, and they try to find this scripture and bend it around what they want it to bend around. Rather than leave it in its proper context.
— Madea On The Run – The Play


Remember: You can handle anything in the moment. It’s our fear of what might happen that undoes us.
— “Dream A Little Dream.” The Fosters


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‘I’m sorry’ doesn’t fix anything. It just starts the conversation.
— “Hook.” MacGyver


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"I want them to remember looking up at me not down."
- This is Us: Season 1/ Episode 16 "Memphis"

We are a constellation of experiences, expressions, and identities. Ours is a mesmerizing constellation, so vast it can’t be contained, so plentiful it can’t be denied, so brilliant, it shines through the dark.

The Trans List


 

I always refer to myself as ‘Yo soy un milagro,’ which means that I am a miracle. There was a reason why I didn’t get killed when I was on the streets. There was a reason why when I overdosed in an alley, the paramedics came and got me. There was a reason why I didn’t get killed when I was in prison. I’m supposed to be here doing what I’m supposed to be doing.

The Trans List


I know it just seems very… shallow in a sense, but I think for trans people, our outer selves are very important to us. They’re very important to the way we present to the world because it’s the way the world comes back to us.

The Trans List


People dressed me up to be somethin’ else. I was socialized to be somethin’ else and now I have to, you know, deconstruct all of that to get to where I was supposed to be. Because if you left it up to me I would have been like this since I was four. When I said I was a girl.

Kiki


I ask myself […] when […] I go out to the club sometime and I’m […] doin’ a molly or I’m smokin’ a blunt or I’m having a cocktail, […] what’s making me do this? Am I enjoying it? Am I doing it ‘cause I want to? Or, am I doing it ‘cause it’s an escape and it’s comfort, it’s normal for me.

Kiki


I spent so much on life just living but I don’t know how much quality of living I’ve actually put towards […] bettering myself.

Kiki


The Rest

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Collected Quotes For The Month: January 2017

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Belief is half of all healing.
— A Monster Calls


What does it feel like to be lonely? It feels like being hungry: like being hungry when everyone around you is readying for a feast. It feels shameful and alarming, and over time these feelings radiate outwards, making the lonely person increasingly isolated, increasingly estranged. It hurts, in the way that feelings do, and it has physical consequences that take place invisibly, inside the closed compartments of the body. It advances, is what I’m trying to say, cold as ice and clear as glass, enclosing and engulfing.
— “Chapter 2: Wall of Glass.” The Lonely City – Page 11 to 12


God is within me so then I am God. So when I speak to myself I am speaking with the lord.
— Amari Sali


[…] he left spaces for me when he talked. If I saw him again, I decided I might put words in those spaces.
— “Chapter 4: Wavy.” All The Ugly And Wonderful Things: A Novel – Page 26


[…] miracles don’t simply happen. They’re a product of a limitless imagination and just a little bit of moxie.
— “Out of Darkness.” Beyond


You don’t think I care about this country? I love this country, even though at times, it doesn’t love me back. For my whole life, my parents, my grandparents, me, for most black people, this system has never worked for us. But we still played ball, tried to do our best to live by the rules even though we knew they would never work out in our favor. Had to live in neighborhoods that you wouldn’t drive through, send our kids to schools with books so beat up you couldn’t read them, work jobs that you wouldn’t even consider in your nightmares. Black people wake up every day believing that our lives are gonna change, even though everything around us says it’s not. Truth be told, you ask most black people and they’ll tell you that no matter who won this election, they didn’t expect the hood to get better. But they still voted, because that’s what you’re supposed to do. You think I’m not sad that Hillary didn’t win? That I’m not terrified about what Trump’s about to do? I’m used to things not going my way. I’m sorry that you’re not and it’s blowing your mind, so excuse me if I get a little offended because I didn’t see all of this outrage when everything was happening to all of my people since we were stuffed on boats in chains.
— “Lemons.” Black-ish


We’re not all going to play the same role. There’s agitators, there’s advocates, and then there are implementors and we all have a certain role that we play.
— “1/23/2017 – Angela Rye” The Breakfast Club


That’s the difference between us and them. They have a modicum of talent, they shout it from the rooftops. Us? We have talent, we get told to shut up. ‘Don’t show off. Don’t be such a clever bastard.’ You’re special […]. Don’t ever, ever pretend that you’re not.
— iBoy


You’re thinking about it wrong. Cool under pressure is not a talent. It’s a skill, and you need to practice.
— “Knight of Crowns.” The Magicians

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Collected Quotes for the Month: December 2016

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[In response to those who say slavery was a long time ago, you need to get over it, etc] This is what I say to those people, ‘To argue that is to say effects don’t matter. To say that effects don’t compound. Everything that happens in the world has an effect. […] So if you have a system that promotes your well-being, you are going to grow in that world. So if your great grandfather could have some money, a house, and a piece of land, and then his child and then his child, […] it’s going to get to you in some shape or form. Even if it is just in the way of knowledge. Knowing how to own a place, knowing how to get credit, knowing how to live in a different world, these are benefits that you have.’ So when you say […] ‘Well I started from nothing.’ I’m like, ‘No, but you didn’t start from nothing though. That’s the thing you don’t understand. You started from nothing in your world, but it’s not nothing, nothing.’
— “Trevor Noah – 12/7/2016.” Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM


Only God can truly save. I help with the small things.
— “Diamonds Are Forever.” Forever


Our bodies are having their own conversation separate and apart from us. Is this the difference between friendship and something else? This awareness that I have of him?
— “Forecast.” Everything, Everything


I nod slowly, certain I agree with what he’s saying now, but equally certain that I’m going to disagree with whatever’s next.
— “Forecast.” Everything, Everything


Promise: The lie you want to keep.
— “Madeline’s Dictionary.” Everything, Everything


I turn in his arms, thinking how quickly it’s become my favorite place in the world. Familiar, foreign, comforting, and thrilling all at once.
— “Remembrance of Things Present.” Everything, Everything


My heart is too bruised and I want to keep the pain as a reminder. I don’t want sunlight on it. I don’t want it to heal. Because if it does, I might be tempted to use it again.
— “Reunion.” Everything, Everything


We can’t just walk away from people’s we care about when it starts to cost us something.
— “Season 2/ Episode 8.” Humans


For years we have been swallowed by your culture, for one time could you be swallowed by our culture?
John Musker After Speaking with Polynesian Elder

“Anything you practice you’ll get good at. Including BS.”
— Denzel Washington


It’s weird being millennials because there’s so many blueprints and you’re like, aiming for that, and by the time you get there you’re like, this doesn’t exist anymore. Like, at all.
— Donald Glover


I believe we should treat racism like a disease and not as a choice. I believe racism is heredity, it is passed down generation to generation just like alcoholism. […] The problem I have is, when you shun racist, when you cut them out of society, where do they go to? […] If you look at it, as a disease, if you have somebody who has this disease of racism you would treat them as someone else who has a disease. So if I go ‘Hey Charlemagne, you friends with that racist girl Tomi?’ Now people feel the need [to be defensive] because now it is inferred that because you are friends with a racist, you are now racist or you are complacent to their racism. But if I said that about someone in your family who was an alcoholic, I say ‘Yo, you are friends with an alcoholic?’ You’d be like ‘Yeah, I’m trying to help them. This person has a problem and I think I can be a positive influence on their life.’
— “Trevor Noah – 12/7/2016.” The Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM


We live in a post-fact world. Everyone can make their own facts. You go on the internet, you can find anything that backs up your facts, you can find graphs that believe what you believe in, like everything.
— “Trevor Noah – 12/7/2016.” The Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM


[On Nelson Mandela effort in trying to prevent oppression in South Africa] If that was the surgery, we didn’t succeed in the rehab.
— “Trevor Noah – 12/7/2016.” The Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM


I see life like a video game. I don’t know all the moves. I know the moves that I know, I know which moves of mine work so I’m gonna do those moves. Sometimes I’m gonna meet someone who teaches me a new move, I’m gonna use that move in the game and sometimes when you’re playing, I’m gonna be like ‘Hey man, I don’t know if this will work for you, but whenever I’m up against this boss I use this move.’ I’m not telling you how to do it, I’m just telling you this has worked for me in my world.
— “Trevor Noah – 12/7/2016.” The Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM


What does it mean to be lonely? How do we live, if we’re not intimately engaged with another human being? How do we connect with other people, particularly if we don’t find speaking easy? Is sex a cure for loneliness, and if it is, what happens if our body or sexuality is considered deviant or damaged, if we are ill or unblessed with beauty? And is technology helping with these things? Does it draw us closer together, or trap us behind screens?
— “The Lonely City.” The Lonely City – Pages 5


Don’t make me hate you. Loving you is painful enough.
— “Season 1/ Episode 2.” Fleabag

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