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Be A Fighter

I finally get to LA, graduate. I have a kid in collage and I have to pursue my dream because if I don’t, what am I teaching my son. So, I moved to California with $700 in my pocket and my toddler. 

And I have to fight the good fight because people are telling me I can’t. You can’t do this, you can’t. Are you crazy? You’re moving to California with your son? You’ll never make it.

I was 26 when I was decided to come here. There’s the age thing. Oh, you’re too old.

If you listen to people, and if you allow people to project their fears onto you. You wont live.

What if I believed those people who told me that when I became pregnant in college that I wouldn’t finish? I walked accross that stage with my son on my hip and I collected my degree, my diploma. 

I didn’t hear the naysayers when they were like, you’re too old to California. If you don’t hit by 25, you’re not going to make it. I will be 46 this year. I am just touching the surface. I am just getting started.

Taraji P. Henson – Crystal + Lucy Awards 2016

Don’t Settle For Less

You deserve someone who loves you with every single beat of his heart, someone who thinks about you constantly, someone who spends every minute of every day just wondering, what you are doing, where you are, who you are with, and if you are OK. You need someone who can help you reach your dreams and protect you from your fears. You need someone who will treat you with respect, love every part of you, especially your flaws. You should be with someone who could make you happy, really happy, dancing on air happy.

Cacelia Ahern – Love, Rosie

Seven Years

Actually one of the things that’s a comfort inĀ marriageĀ is that there isn’t a door at seven years. And so if something is messed up in the short term, there’s a comfort of knowing. We made this commitment. So we’re just going to work this out.

And even if tonight there’s something wrong or something between us doesn’t feel right, we have a comfort in knowing we’ve got time, we’re going to figure this out. And it makes it so much easier. Because you do have times when you hate each other’s guts, you know what I mean?

And the ‘no escape’ clause, weirdly, is a bigger comfort to being married than I ever would have thought before I got married.

Ira Glass – This American Life, Episode 486 Valentines Day

Decide

We’re all gonna die. We don’t get much say on how or when, but we do get to decide how we are gonna live. So do it, decide. Is this the life you want to live? Is this the person you want to love? Is this the best you can be? Can you be stronger? kinder? more compassionate? Decide. Breathe in… Breathe out… And decide.

Richard Webber – Grey’s Anatomy Season 10, Episode 1 Seal Our Fate

She’s Just Doing Her Job

Andrea: She hates me, Nigel.

Nigel: And that’s my problem because… Oh, wait. No, it’s not my problem.

Andrea: I don’t know what else I can do because if I do something right, it’s unacknowledged. She doesn’t even say thank you. But if I do something wrong, she is vicious.

Nigel: So quit.

Andrea: What?

Nigel: Quit.

Andrea: Quit?

Nigel: I can get another girl to take your job in five minutes… one who really wants it.

Andrea: No, I don’t want to quit. That’s not fair. But, I, you know, I’m just saying that I would just like a little credit… for the fact that I’m killing myself trying.

Nigel: Andy, be serious. You are not trying. You are whining. What is it that you want me to say to you, huh? Do you want me to say, “Poor you. Miranda’s picking on you. Poor you. Poor Andy”? Hmm? Wake up, six. She’s just doing her job. Don’t you know that you are working at the place that published some of the greatest artists of the century? Halston, Lagerfeld, de la Renta. And what they did, what they created was greater than art because you live your life in it. Well, not you, obviously, but some people. You think this is just a magazine, hmm? This is not just a magazine. This is a shining beacon of hope for… oh, I don’t know… let’s say a young boy growing up in Rhode Island with six brothers pretending to go to soccer practice when he was really going to sewing class and reading Runway under the covers at night with a flashlight. You have no idea how many legends have walked these halls. And what’s worse, you don’t care. Because this place, where so many people would die to work you only deign to work. And you want to know why she doesn’t kiss you on the forehead and give you a gold star on your homework at the end of the day. Wake up, sweetheart.