"It's adults I can't stand. Their masks, how they deceive each other. I like honesty, and that's what you get from dogs and kids."
"I do love him. I ache for him the second he goes away and I want him near."
"She's very loyal; she'll be in love with you for life; she's just that kind of girl."
"My strategy was to make my surroundings safe for my homeless head, and to exit whenever I felt unsafe." And to exit whenever I couldn't trust myself to lose my footing.
"Peaceful. Quiet. I like to think I'm thinking a lot more clearly. Not in control, but less out of control. Before I felt like I was on a freight train. I couldn't steer it. I couldn't stop it. Now it's more like driving a car. You can see everything around you; you can see things coming before they get to you. It's a relief."
"I understand people better. I don't understand the situation, maybe, but I understand what someone is feeling. Because people weren't willing to listen to me, I'm willing to listen. Also loyalty - because people were willing to leave me... it made me loyal to those that want to be in my life."
"I figured out that if I find myself desperate for people to stand by me, then it's likely I'm not giving myself what I need."
"If you grew up feeling unwelcome in your own home, you experience a spiritual homelessness which becomes part of your identity. It's with you wherever you go."
"Once you break and you fall apart, it's like you're glued back together, but that part of you will always break with the slightest."
"I know how much I feel. I think I feel so much more than other people do. I feel everything more. I feel more love, I feel more pain, I feel more."