'.., I wonder why the promises I make to other people always become more important than the ones I make to myself.'
'That everyone's just trying to find what makes them feel good...'
'I remember reading somewhere that no one can make you feel intimidated without your permission.'
'I give them a smile I don't really own..'
'..I know how much that hurt. But you cannot control other people's actions. You can only control your response to them. And you have to pick your battles wisely, because it just takes so much energy to be angry. Energy that you can put to better use.'
Faking 19: Alyson Noel