" You’ve got to remain humble because you never know when somebody will hand you your ass.
" Strength comes from struggle. When you learn to see your struggles as opportunities to become stronger, better, wiser, then your thinking shifts from “I can’t do this” to “I must do this.”
" The people who could most benefit from the self-reflective ego-dissolving qualities of cannabis are the ones that want it to be illegal.
" Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.
" The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
" I don’t want to get rid of the unpleasant things,
I want to learn how to deal with them.
I don’t want to numb the pain because I would only be blocking out the happiness to come as well,
And replacing it by feeling nothing.
I want to feel every mountain and valley because the landforms are always beautiful
No matter how low or high you are on life.
I claim the tears and the sorrow because they are necessary to ever appreciate anything good that comes my way.
I choose to feel the acid rain that pours upon my soul and all the broken hearts, Because I know someday the sun will reach through the darkened clouds and cradle my battered body in its arms, and let me know everything will be okay again.
And I’ll bandage my own broken hearts,
After learning that I don’t need anyone but myself to do it for me.
Some may call me crazy for embracing the terrible things, but I do.
I want poetry,
And sin and forgiveness,
And tumults and beacons of hope.
I claim them all.
" With change comes an opportunity to see yourself in a different light.