"You drink like you have to forget something."
"That’s one of the great things about music. You can sing a song to 85,000 people and they’ll sing it back for 85,000 different reasons."
- Always say yes to seeing friends
- Eat breakfast every day
- Recognize that positive change rarely happens overnight
- Accept the fuck-ups, but try not to let them happen again
- There is a song to remedy every situation on the planet
- Appreciate the people in your life
- Look for the good in everything
- Try new things and try them often
- Treat yourself as well as you treat others
"Don’t let people treat you like a cigarette, they only use you when they’re bored and step on you when they’re done. Be like drugs, let them die for you."
"I feel like fifteen percent of our hearts are full of someone else’s pain."
"I’m walking into a party and you’re dancing, and you’re smiling like you mean it and you’re laughing with her like you’ve been doing it your whole life. I’m walking into a party and you’re in love, but it isn’t with me this time around. Maybe it would have all worked out but the timing wasn’t right. But my own city needed me. But my own heart needed me. I’m walking into a party and I almost want to hate you, but the truth is I just want to love you like we’re kids again. Like two years didn’t pass by and we’re not mad at each other yet. I’m walking into a party and I almost walk out. Because there’s so much love inside of you, and none of it’s for me. Not anymore. And I want to lie and say I’m over it, but the truth is I just want your hands around my neck and your heart bleeding into my palms. But you aren’t allowed to say that to a stranger. It doesn’t matter if you’ve kissed them hard enough to know them once. It doesn’t matter if you’ve loved them even harder."
Of course you’re needed. Of course you are. Who else could possibly take your place? No one could ever laugh the way you do or sing the way you do or dance the way you do. The universe put you here because it believed in you. And I believe in you. Because you’re so strong and you have already come so far. You’re only going to go further. Believe in yourself and believe in your own courage and bravery. I can feel it from here. All of it.