“It can be hard to be really close to someone who’s trying to do the same thing that you do.”
“To know that there were people in my school doing things that I had dreamed about doing was really crazy to me.”
Everyone leaves feedback and reviews for one another, leading to a sprawling, communal learning environment.
“We were strong for each other. I don’t think I could have been as clever or as grounded had it been just me by myself.”
“These idols I’ve had, they were just like real human beings, not some distant star that wouldn’t even talk to you.”
“Spaceflight makes you try to be a little bit more understanding, a little bit nicer, and try to see other points of view. Because all of humanity is right down there and you’re looking at it.”
“Our motto is: ‘Follow soccer, see the world.’”
“To be known completely and to be loved is a very profound experience. Adult males do not often have that kind of an experience.”
The film adaptation of the creepy children’s books is a serviceable homage, but it dilutes the power of the original tales.
Constant location-sharing is now the norm for some friend groups.
“You see a lot of cliques in the cosplay community ... But what’s been nice about our friendship is that there’s never any competition.”
“I think our society wants older women to sit down, shut up, and go knit somewhere in a corner. And that’s not what we’re doing.”
“The house was a magnet for all kinds of people to come and be with us, because it was such a special place.”
“The only competition in Masonry is to see who can be the better person.”
“Fans are often prone to saying, ‘This band saved my life.’ BTS made us realize we have to save ourselves.”
“What we do—nobody really understands it. I have a lot of friends who don’t work in this space, and they think I’m just having two-hour lunches all day.”
“If I’m onstage with people I’ve been performing with for 20-some years … I never get left hanging.”
“I have a strong sense of public engagement as something that is our moral duty, our social duty, but also is really fun.”
“From the moment I thought Scott might need a kidney, it was just a given to me that I was giving him mine.”
“It’s an excuse for us to constantly keep in touch and not drift away.”