mistaken for strangers

It’s true, you are terrible at a lot of things, but there are a couple of things that nobody else does as well as you do. It drives me bananas that you will throw yourself away completely because of one or two things that you think are wrong about you and that’s what breaks my heart. You gotta ignore those things and lean towards the things that make you like yourself, forget everything else. Fake your way upwards.
—  Matt Berninger of The National - From Mistaken for Strangers
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“ɪ ᴛʜɪɴᴋ ᴍᴀᴛᴛ… ʜᴇ’s ᴀ ʟᴏɴᴇʀ. ʜᴇ’s ᴀʟᴡᴀys ʙᴇᴇɴ ʜᴀᴩᴩy- ʜᴇ ʟᴏᴠᴇs ᴛᴏ ʙᴇ ᴀʟᴏɴᴇ, ᴀɴᴅ ʜᴇ ʟᴏᴠᴇs ᴛᴏ ᴊᴜsᴛ ʟɪᴋᴇ- ʜᴇ’s qᴜɪᴛᴇ ᴄᴏɴᴛᴇɴᴛ… ɪ ᴛʜɪɴᴋ ᴛʜᴀᴛ’s ᴡʜy ʜᴇ’s sᴜᴄʜ ᴀ ᴄʀᴇᴀᴛɪᴠᴇ ᴩᴇʀsᴏɴ ᴀɴᴅ ᴀ ɢᴏᴏᴅ ᴀʀᴛɪsᴛ. ʜᴇ ᴄᴀɴ ʙᴇ ᴀʟᴏɴᴇ fᴏʀ ʟᴏɴɢ ᴩᴇʀɪᴏᴅs ᴏf ᴛɪᴍᴇ ᴡɪᴛʜ ʜɪs ᴛʜᴏᴜɢʜᴛs, ᴀɴᴅ ᴅᴏɪɴɢ ᴡʜᴀᴛ ʜᴇ’s ᴅᴏɪɴɢ, ᴀɴᴅ ʜᴇ ᴅᴏᴇsɴ'ᴛ ʀᴇᴀʟʟy ɴᴇᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ ʙᴇ ᴀʀᴏᴜɴᴅ ᴩᴇᴏᴩʟᴇ.”