"I dream of a grave, deep and narrow, where we could clasp each other in our arms and I would hide my face in you, and you would hide your face in me, and nobody would ever see us any more."
"And the rest is rust and stardust."
"Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder."
"Do not settle for less than exactly what you want. Your heart’s desires are there for a reason. Chase them. Pursue them relentlessly. Do not lose sight of your goals. They are your very reason for being."
"We waste so many days waiting for weekend. So many nights wanting morning. Our lust for future comfort is the biggest thief of life."
"You’ve survived every single day,
for as long as you’ve been alive.
You could spit fire if you wanted."
"No matter how you feel … Get up. Dress up. Show up. And never give up."
"All our best men are laughed at in this nightmare land."
"Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner."
"What do I want instead of a Strong Female Character? I want a male:female character ratio of 1:1 instead of 3:1 on our screens. I want a wealth of complex female protagonists who can be either strong or weak or both or neither, because they are more than strength or weakness. Badass gunslingers and martial artists sure, but also interesting women who are shy and quiet and do, sometimes, put up with others’ shit because in real life there’s often no practical alternative. And besides heroines, I want to see women in as many and varied secondary and character roles as men: female sidekicks, mentors, comic relief, rivals, villains. I want not to be asked, when I try to sell a book about two girls, two boys and a genderless robot, if we couldn’t change one of those girls to a boy."