Thursday Quoteables: 6/11/20

Thank you Lisa for hosting this great meme!

Welcome to Thursday Quotables! This feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines will be, and you’re invited to join in!

In honor of #BlackLivesMatter and Pride Month, I’m going to choose two quotes from each cause. I would love to see your favorite quotes or books.

Brave doesn’t mean you’re not scared. it means you go on even though you’re scared.

This quote is so powerful, but so simple at the same time. It’s inspiring.

You is kind. You is smart. You is important.

Aibileen is worried about the child’s self esteem. So she encourages her to say that multiple times a day. Sometimes, when I’m really depressed, I actually say this to myself. Over and over until the pain lessens.

It is definitely annoying that straight (and white, for that matter) is the default, and that the only people who have to think about their identity are the ones who don’t fit that mold. Straight people really should have to come out, and the more awkward it is, the better. Awkwardness should be a requirement.

This really speaks to me. I can’t tell you how many times I tried to come out as bisexual. I was either mocked or told that I wasn’t really bisexual. People were just trying to convince me I was. So rather than argue, I just played it off as a joke. I wasted a lot of time doing that. I can’t take it back now, but here I am!

Straight people, he thinks, probably don’t spend this much time convincing themselves that they’re straight.

It does make me wonder if there are some that do. I mean I constantly wonder if I’m really bisexual. Some people got in my head. There are days I wonder if I really am doing it for attention or some guy like people say. Then I come across a girl who drives me nuts. And yeah. But it does make me wonder if there are SOME straight people who struggle with their identity.

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