Collected Quotes for the Month: April 2017

Best Of

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

The Rest

[…] you just never really know, do you? […] When you’re happy. […] When you really have it, you know? I mean, and you stop to take a picture and then you’re more intent on taking the picture than you are knowing that you have it. Finally, for one moment, you have it.
— “Born To Trouble.” Greenleaf

We can go slow. I just want to go somewhere.
— “Chapter I.” Dear White People

Sometimes being carefree and black is an act of revolution.
— “Chapter V.” Dear White People

As soon as you double down on you blackness they will double down on their bullshit.
— “Chapter VI.” Dear White People

It becomes usual what happens, never let it become normal.
— “4.21.2017“ Real Time with Bill Maher

I’ve come to understand that I am a woman best loved in retrospect. I don’t know if you’ll ever fully understand what I’ve been to you until I’m gone.
In The Morning

You choose people based on what they could be, not what they are. People don’t change, except for the worst in most cases.
In The Morning

I know who I am with things. I need to know who I am with nothing. […] With no one to take care of me but myself.
In The Morning

Everybody wants to talk. No one wants to do anything.
– “Tape 4, Side B” Thirteen Reasons Why

You try going to school with a bunch of Neanderthals who are told they are the only thing of value at school, and the rest of us are merely there to cheer them on and provide them with whatever support they need.
“Tape 7, Side A” Thirteen Reasons Why

“[…] just ’cause it worked out right don’t mean you wasn’t wrong.”
“One By One, Into The Dark” The Get Down

“The worse thing you can do is get married and not be who you are.”
Tyrese – The Breakfast Club (4/10/2017)

“I can contribute to a peaceful marriage and I can fuck a marriage up.”
Tyrese – The Breakfast Club (4/10/2017)

Buy me while I’m selling myself short! It’s a basic rule for shopping smart.
Late Autumn Night’s Dream” SukaSuka

[…] there’s a difference between being ready and being ready to do it well.
Leap (Ballerina)

[…] a person’s look isn’t all who they are. It’s just what they want people to see of them.
— “Top 8” Girlboss

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