"[As a teenager] I think that if you are away from adults you can be yourself. Again, it’s that rehearsal idea, trying to sort of find the way that you will be as an adult. And when I think about myself, basically, as a teenager — and I’m embarrassed by some of it, like the strawberry body lotion that my friends gave me that I wore every day and sort of stank up the house with, or calling myself Woodstock [after the Peanuts cartoon bird] or rehearsing plays in a kind of bad voice, or being a little pretentious, or having emotional outbursts, or whatever it was — that’s all a rehearsal for adulthood. And I am different, but of course, it’s in the same shell."
"We are a people who never give up."
— Jack Lew (via euphues)