"When I was just a girl, I called myself goddess… and I lived in the sky. Sometimes I wonder why I ever left. I’m a mutant with the power to control the weather. Here’s where I belong… every nerve connected with the wind, the clouds, the vapor."
"Have you ever seen a little girl run so fast she falls down? There’s an instant, a fraction of a second before the world catches hold of her again… A moment when she’s outrun every doubt and fear she’s ever had about herself and she flies. In that one moment, every little girl flies. I need to find that again. Like taking a car out into the desert to see how fast it can go, I need to find the edge of me… And maybe, if I fly far enough, I’ll be able to turn around and look at the world… and see where I belong.”
"Bad things happen. Things you can’t control. Things that have nothing to do with you. And they will destroy you if you let them. Or you can try to learn from them, so that next time, you’ll be prepared. So that, even if you never feel safe again, you can do your best to make sure that what happened to you never happens to anyone else."
"When I went to the X-Men, I was desperate. They had every reason to turn me away. But they didn’t. I figured if they believed in me, I owed it to them to believe in myself. To try. To get better. I found out I could. I ain’t gonna lie. It was hard—still is. But it all started when someone believed in me."