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Quotes 2019

"You build a revolution on ideas. If the population doesn't buy your ideas,it means they're not read, or you're wrong. There's this tendency for people to see any fight against the system as a fight for progress. As if the people before them couldn't possibly have gotten anything right. If you're using bombs instead of words, that means you're banking on people giving you what you want our of fear instead of reason. That's never a good sign."
Sylvain Neuvel, Only Human

"If you don't worry about something until it's already a problem, that's not worry. That's observation."
Laurie Frankel, This Is How It Always Is

"When you own a penis you never forget."
Laurie Frankel, This Is How It Always Is

"...fitting in and normal doesn't exist ... You can have matching genitalia and still not fit in. You can have matching genitalia, and still kids will be mean and make fun of you."
Laurie Frankel, This Is How It Always Is

"If you wrote your own characters, they didn't disappoint you like real people did. If you told your own story, you got to pick your ending. Just being yourself never worked, but if you made yourself up, you got to be exactly who you knew yourself to be."
Laurie Frankel, This Is How It Always Is

"I saw. I saw what horrors come from keeping it a secret. I saw what storms unleash when it's uncovered."
Laurie Frankel, This Is How It Always Is

"All life [is change]. You are never finish, never done. Never become, always becoming. You know? Life is change so is always okay you are not there yet. Is like this for you and Poppy and everyone. The people who do not understand are change. The people who are afraid are change. There is no before and no after because changes is what is life. You live in change, in in between."
Laurie Frankel, This Is How It Always Is

"You have to tell. It can't be a secret. Secrets make everyone alone. Secrets lead to panic ... When you keep it a secret, you get hysterical. You get to thinking you're the only one there is who's like you, who's both and neither and betwixt, who forges a path every day between selves, but that's not so. When you're alone keeping secrets, you get fear. When you tell, you get magic. Twice. ... You find out you're not alone. And so does everyone else. That's how everything gets better. ... You share your secret, and you change the world."
Laurie Frankel, This Is How It Always Is