Now, nothing should be able to harm a man except himself. Nothing should be able to rob a man at all. What a man really has, is what is in him. What is outside of him should be a matter of no importance.
“Every decision is yours to make. The trick is knowing who you are. Are you the kind of person who’d do this, the kind of person who’d do that, or the kind of person who’d do the thing the first two people would think was nuts?…Life can be a bitch, they say, but she’s beautiful, too. Love the beauty without limit, and the bitchy you might learn to love…even if you never understand it.”
“At first, I was afraid, I was petrified.
Kept thinkin’ I could never live
Without you by my side,
But then I spent so many nights
Thinkin’ how you did me wrong.
And I grew strong
And I learned how to get along.”
“Well, now go! Walk out the door!
Just turn around now,
‘Cause you’re not welcome anymore!
Weren’t you the one
Who tried to hurt me with goodbye?
Did you think I’d crumble?
Did you think I’d lay down and die?”
“Someday I will ask myself if I was disillusioned
I will ask myself if I have proven
That I made it on my own terms
Yeah I may have suffered some burns but I am
Living my dreams and I am who I wanna be
But you say life is a battlefield
And you have given me the arms
You say I have to fight
I have to keep moving on
On this path that you’ve tread
On this map that is yours
Well I have to say, have to say, have to say
That I can’t fight your war, I can’t fight your war”
“I braid my hair and tie it with the rubber band around my wrist. I feel more like myself. That is all I need: to remember who I am. And I am someone who does not let inconsequential things like boys and near-death experiences stop her.“
“Now we’ve got to Rapunzel, she’s chilling in the tower
Waiting for the handsome prince
She’s sapped of all her power
Finally, one day, the handsome prince in town
Called up to Rapunzel, “Yo girl, let it down!”
But our dear Rapunzel was nowhere to be seen,
Yes our dear Rapunzel had learned something keen
“All that time alone kinda taught me how to cope,
So I shaved my head and I made me a rope!””
“All week at school the sky was so blue. Now it’s my day for fun, this just can’t be true. It’s so stormy outside, the rain’s all I can see…I’ll make my own fun with a homemade costume! Now I’m a superhero!”
–The Best Saturday Ever! written by Gary Cook and illustrated by Adam Sward