Whatever you imagine people might have done, just don’t lose faith in their humanity, because when you do, that’s when you make the monster.
This country would deport you if it could. Deep down, all of us have built a wall with all those we want to keep out with it. “You’re white? So am I. You’re welcome here, but not them.” “You believe in equality? So do I. You’re welcome here, but not anyone who disagrees.” We’re all very different from each other, and we don’t all think the same. This is why we have to stop believing that it’s possible to come to a resolution and admit what most of the world already knows. There’s no way we will stop fighting each other, which is why I’ve realized that if we want to survive, we have to fight as dirty as everyone else.[to Raina]
The real America: two blond people arguing the merits of my freedom instead of letting me have it.[to Clay and Shelby]
It’s easier to blame someone. What’s hard is to understand someone. To understand that we all live with the pain of what’s happened to us.