Top 5 Zayn quotes aaaand go!
“There comes a day when you realise turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realise there’s so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.” (this one because it sounds kinda cheesy but I was impressed that a dude who was as young as him at the time he said this was already so into self care. Idk it always struck me.)
“Everybody was just crying,” recalls Malik, wincing and suppressing a laugh. “Yeah… Sorry about that.” (i’m not saying this is the best thing he’s ever said but i’m not NOT saying that either.)
“I take a great sense of pride — and responsibility — in knowing that I am the first of my kind, from my background, I’m not currently practising but I was raised in the Islamic faith, so it will always be with me, and I identify a lot with the culture. But I’m just me. I don’t want to be defined by my religion or my cultural background.” (I legit teared reading this again. I love this quote for several reasons: 1. because Zayn isn’t afraid to be upfront about who he is even if that means angering people. 2. because he’s come so far and he’s still the little boy from Bradford . 3. I’m just me. U DON’T UNDERSTAND!!!! It matters so much to me that he will not compromise himself and change who he is or be anyone but what he needs to be FOR HIMSELF!)
“To me, it’s like I stood in front of a canvas for about five years, and someone said like, ‘You’re not allowed to paint on this canvas.’ I’ve got the paint, I’ve got the fucking brushes, and I can’t get it on there. Now someone removed the plastic and was like, ‘Alright, you can now paint.’” (me? bitter about the 5 years we were deprived of Zayn’s genius lyrics??? PFFFTTTTT yes!!!! But also the way he phrased that. It’s such a vivid picture. A whole journey in just a few words. You go from sadness to hope and then joy in like 5 seconds. Whew! A writer!)
“I’d like to thank my mum and dad for making me Asian.” (I think I’ve never felt love so acutely as when I did that day.)
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