I made up my mind that I’d get out of that place and I did…I learned that if you want to get somewhere, you just make up your mind and work like hell til you get there. If you want to go somewhere in life, you just have to work till you make it.
“You take up for your buddies, no matter what they do. When you’re a gang, you stick up for the members. If you don’t stick up for them, stick together, make like brothers, it isn’t a gang anymore. It’s a pack. A snarling, distrustful, bickering pack like the Socs in their social clubs or the street gangs in New York or the wolves in the timber.”
someone: i think dally is kind of like johnny’s older brother figure, ya know?
me: yeah i ship them too
someone: no, im saying they had like a family relationsh-
me: ikr im so glad you ship them as well
this is literally so funny to me cuz i used to be like “dang se hinton wrote an award winning novel when she was 16 what tf am i doing then” and now i see that she grew up to be an irrelevant horse freak who’s obsessed with supernatural and bursts into tears at the thought of Gays™ existing