Don’t blend in. People who are out making a difference in the world, are not like everyone else.
Adequate and normal will not get you anywhere.
This is an important lesson to remember when you’re having a bad day, a bad month, or a shitty year. Things will change: you won’t feel this way forever. And anyway, sometimes the hardest lessons to learn are the ones your soul needs most. I believe you can’t feel real joy unless you know what it means to fail. You can’t know what it’s like to feel holy until you know what it’s like to feel really fucking evil. And you can’t be birthed again until you’ve died.
Get rid of anyone that says you can’t do it!
If your sensitive and somebody hurts your feelings, I don’t give a fuck!
You have to give up your life as you know it to get a new one: sometimes you need to let go of everything you’re clinging to and start over.
You have to be prepared for people to hate you, Average people love to be average, because nobody bothers them.
I think women have been programmed to the be the prettiest, skinniest, best girl, to be really skinny and wear pretty clothes and go to college and get a great degree and then come out and get a great job, and then find a guy and get married, and get pregnant and have a baby, and sorta live happily ever after. And my take is that doesn’t really allow for a lot of freedom for them figure out who they really are. And so this is for the village girl who doesnt wanna do things in the order that their mother said, “First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage.” This is for the person who wants to find themselves and be who they are, regardless of their gender, and make the most of their life.
I’m a really big believer that we all have this voice inside of us, and that voice is God talking to us, and we are all magical, and we all have something as specific to do as our fingerprint. And everybody should go out and do that. And I think between the ages of 15 and 32, don’t worry about getting married, don’t worry about settling down, don’t worry about having a baby. Give birth to yourself.
The majority of the most successful people in the fashion industry aren’t from wealthy families, or born into the industry. They’re kids who had a dream and made it happen.
If you have to cry, go outside.
So many mothers say they want their daughters to be independent, but what they really hope is that they’ll find a well-compensated banker or lawyer and settle down between the ages of 25 and 28 in Greenwich, Darien, or That Town, USA, to raise babies, do the grocery shopping, and work out in relative comfort for the rest of their lives. I know this, because I employ their daughters. They raise us to think they want us to have careers, and they send us to college, but even they don’t really believe women can be autonomous.
It’s the village girl who will change the world.
We’re constantly getting these messages to mind our own business and look the other way if we want to be well liked, to not tell the truth or speak our mind or say anything too intense. Well, I’m telling you here that this approach not only makes you a party to other people’s crimes against themselves but is a prescription for mediocrity and delusion.
Stop sharing your dreams with people who try to hold you back.
Sometimes in life seasons don’t come in order; instead of fall, winter, spring, summer, we get three winters in a row, but that doesn’t mean spring won’t come eventually.
Your dreams are ballbusters; they’re not the yellow brick road, and you have to really understand, most of our life we’re following this carrot to find out who we’re not. Allow yourself the chance to make a lot of mistakes. And after you do, pick yourself up and keep on trying, ‘cause if I quit every time I was bad at something, I probably wouldn’t have made it through high school, so keep going