"I think people can be divided. If you ask them to do something that may be a little outside their comfort zone, you can see what their default answer is.
Before this summer, I would say 'no' to so much stuff. I think over that summer, I became — probably to my fault, probably to the detriment of my health — a default 'yes'.
Like fuck yeah, I'll go to San Diego. Fuck yeah, I'll pull an all-nighter in a Denny's. Fuck yeah, I'll spend $150 in a hotel room to flirt with this girl."
"I'd say I go from steadily surviving to steadily thriving — that's my range.
I say that I'm 'foundationally good.' I use this term a lot. Yeah, I don't know what I'm doing next year, but I'm okay. I feel there are a lot of things that give me joy in this world, and that hasn't always been the case.
It says — 'Feet what do I need you for / when I've got wings to fly.'"
"So, in the ideal case, what I’d like to do is find life on other planets. Which to me sounds a lot cooler than Netflix-and-chilling in my grave on a giant oil salary, right?"
"A lot of what I would want to say is, 'Dude, what went wrong?'
I started this list of rejections. Every time I'm rejected from an amorous relationship — from somebody that I think could happen — I write it down. Eight.
Each one gets a little bit better, because you get pickier. But you feel a little bit more tempered every time, and a little more cynical about trying to find a relationship, because the last one damaged you or didn't feel like the true thing.
It looks like a high number, and it is. I don't want to be pitied, which is why I wrote it down. To quantify it. In a way, I'm saying, I've been rejected, and I'm still looking."
"Honestly, it’s just a fact that you meet the most interesting people in psych wards."
"Oh, I'm minoring in art, which is really exciting for me. I feel like I'm really chilling out this year. I hang out with my guy friends. I feel confident. I feel good. I have a boyfriend.
Like, that is weird for me to say, and also switching gears — I'm just talking now — I don't know if you've ever done a long distance relationship, but one, it's my first boyfriend, and two, it's long distance. Over Thanksgiving, I was like, this is sad. Not that I would be with anyone else, but it's weird to be constricted and not be with the person.
But anyways, I like him so it's fine."