1. “You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read.”

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2. “You have to decide who you are, and force the world to deal with you, not with its idea of you.”

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3. “Those who say it can’t be done are usually interrupted by others doing it.”

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4. “Everybody’s journey is individual. If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy.”

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“The fact that many Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality. “

5. “To be a negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.”

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6. “Ignorance allied with power is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.”

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7. “Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does.”

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“Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.”

8. “I was not born to be what someone said I was. I was not born to be defined by someone else.”

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“But by myself, and myself only.”

9. “I’ve always believed that you can think positive just as well as you can think negative.”

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10. “The price one pays for pursuing any profession, or calling, is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side”

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