be tenacious like Chihiro

                   be determined like Kiki

                  be humble like Sheeta

                 be courageous like Nausicaa

                enjoy small things like Mei

               take things with a grain of salt like Sophie

             accept yourself like Haru

           look out for others like Lin

          be inspired like Ursula

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“I’ve become skeptical of the unwritten rule that just because a boy and girl appear in the same feature, a romance must ensue. Rather, I want to portray a slightly different relationship, one where two people mutually inspire each other to live. If I’m able to, then perhaps I’ll be closer to portraying a true expression of love.” -Hayao Miyazaki