soa quote

There’s an old saying, ‘That which doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger’. I don’t believe that. I think the things that try to kill you make you angry and sad. Strength comes from the good things - your family, your friends, the satisfaction of hard work. Those are the things that’ll keep you whole. Those are the things to hold on to when you’re broken.
—  Jax Teller, Sons of Anarchy
  • patroclus: f is for friends who do stuff together. u is for you and me. n is for anywhere and anytime at all, by the aegean sea.
  • achilles: f is for fire that burns down the whole town. u is for uranium... bombs! n is for no survivors-
  • patroclus: you're sleeping on the floor tonight.

                                         "There you go,
                                finding a hidden advantage
                            in an unfortunate circumstance;
                       using pain to take you to the next level.
                             Those are the things that turn
                                            p l a y e r s
                                                 into
                                              k i n g s.“
                                         -Damon Pope

Maybe that’s the lesson for me today, to hold onto these simple moments - appreciate them a little more. There’s not many of them left. I don’t ever want that for you. Finding things that make you happy shouldn’t be so hard. I know you’ll face pain, suffering, hard choices but you can’t let the weight of it choke the joy out of your life. No matter what, you have to find the things that love you. Run to them. There’s an old saying, ‘That what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger.’ I don’t believe that. I think the things that try to kill you make you angry and sad. Strength comes from the good things – your family, your friends, the satisfaction of hard work. Those are the things that’ll keep you whole. Those are the things to hold on to when you’re broken.
—  Jax Teller
It’s hard not to hate. People, things, institutions. When they break your spirit and take pleasure in watching you bleed, hate is the only feeling that makes sense. … That’s what I need to tell you. To let you know how hard I’m trying not to cave under the weight of all the awful things I feel in my heart. … When I look at my day, I realize most of it was spent cleaning up the damage of the day before. In that life I have no future. All I have is distraction and remorse.
—  Jax Teller, Sons of Anarchy