Do not try to be pretty. You weren’t meant to be pretty; you were meant to burn down the earth and graffiti the sky. Don’t let anyone ever simplify you to just “pretty.”
"The best stories fracture us and nestle into the cracks. They puncture our stale, fiber-thin worldviews, creating space for depth and insight. Through them we live and die many times, see through many eyes, and glimpse a reality beyond self-interest and hereditary prejudice. Through them we sample more of the fat plum of the world."