"I’ve had a gun to my head, praying to pull the trigger. I’ve had a knife to my throat screaming to die. But I’ve never done it cause something told me there was something bigger; there was something greater out there waiting to come. It may not come tomorrow, but before the end of your life, it will be there. If it comes too early, then you no longer feel like there’s a reason to live. Just push through it all, because at the end of the day, you’re going to make a difference, somewhere, somehow."
"I believe that we are who we choose to be. Nobody’s going to come and save you, you’ve got to save yourself. Nobody’s going to give you anything; you’ve got to go out and fight for it. Nobody knows what you want except for you. And nobody will be as sorry as you if you don’t get it. So, don’t give up on your dreams."
"I don’t even like to talk about it. I hated being a number and not merely because I was a very small one. I let them bellow at me for just as long as it took me to find enough pluck to bellow back at them."