"Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else."
"I’m trying to be on my best behavior, but you have to understand— I’m always standing on the edge of something bad. And sometimes someone like you can make me look the other way, so that I don’t know how close I am to falling over. But I always end up turning my head. Always. I always walk off that edge. And it’s shit I deal with every day, and it’s shit that’s not going away any time soon."
"I think what hurts the most is that I just really want to belong. I want to stand inside the circle of other people and be noticed for the right things, but it seems like the wrong things are always bigger. And all the advice I’ve ever read— smile more, be yourself, dream big, stay positive— seems to have some darker side that’s never mentioned."
"After all of the disappointments and heartaches, it’s still not worth it to bench yourself during the dating game. Of course, if you don’t play, you won’t lose. But let’s face it: if you don’t play, you can’t win. Ever."