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“What makes you so sure that your life is worth more than those people out there on the ice? Is it the money? The accident of birth, that put you inside a big, fancy house?”

“I help move this country forward. I move this Empire forward.”

“Human progress is not measured by industry. It is measured by the value you place on a life. An un-important life. A life without privilige.”

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Pain was something she felt daily, but for the sake of herself and others, this pain was buried deep within. Every now and then her sorrow would unfold, and the control she once valued so dearly would wash away alongside her tears. It’s not that those who witnessed these outbursts refused to come to her aid for apathetic reasons; they knew what embarrassment would ensue if her weeping was acknowledged. Even if only a semblance, she would be tough.

“Words are everything to me. Words can build you up and feel so good. On the flipside, words can also demolish you.”

“I never thought about songwriting as a weapon. I’ve only thought about it as a way to help me get through love and loss and sadness and lonliness and growing up.”

“If you are lucky enough to find something that you love and you have a shot being good at it, don’t stop, don’t put it down”