“I believe in going with the flow. I don’t believe in fighting against the flow. You ride on your river and you go with the tides and the flow. But it has to be your river, not someone else’s. Everyone has their own river, and you don’t need to swim, float or sail on theirs, but you need to be in your own river and you need to go with it. And I don’t believe in fighting the wind. You go and you fly with your wind. Let everyone else catch their own gusts of wind and let them fly with their own gusts of wind, and you go and you fly with yours.”—C. JoyBell C.
“Well, in reality, gay people are born into and belong to every society in the world. They are all ages, all races, all faiths; they are doctors and teachers, farmers and bankers, soldiers and athletes; and whether we know it, or whether we acknowledge it, they are our family, our friends, and our neighbors. Being gay is not a Western invention; it is a human reality.”—Hillary Clinton
“Two years ago I was afraid of wanting anything, I figured wanting would lead to trying and trying would lead to failure, but now I find I can’t stop wanting. I want to fly somewhere in first class. I want travel to Europe on a business trip. I want to get invited to the White House. I want to learn about the world. I want to surprise myself. I want to be important. I want to be the best person I can be. I want to define myself, instead of having others define me. I want to win and have people be happy for me, I want to lose and get over it. I want to not be afraid of the unknown. I want to grow up and be generous and bighearted the way that people have been with me. I want an interesting and surprising life. It’s not that I think I’m gonna get all these things, I just want the possibility of getting them.”—Tyra Colette, Friday Night Lights