My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.
If you're ever, if you're ever thinking, 'Oh, but I'm a waste of space and I'm a burden.', remember: that also describes the Grand Canyon. Why don't you have friends and family take pictures of you from a safe distance? Revel in your majestic profile?
If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.
Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns.
-Mr. Vernon (Paul Gleason), The Breakfast Club
Personally, it has taken me 47 years to stop calling people who are mean to you 'in love' with you. It took a long time because I think that as little girls we are conditioned to believe that cruelty and love somehow have a connection and that is like the sort of era that we need to evolve out of.
Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.