"You know what it’s like to be poor. You know what it’s like to work hard. Now you’re gonna know what it’s like to sweep floors and bust your ass and accomplish twice as much as all the kids around you. And it won’t mean anything because they will still look down on you. And you will want so much for them to like you, and they just won’t. And it’ll break your heart, and it’ll make your heart bigger and finally you will realize that there’s more to life than proving you’re the smartest person in the world."
"Maybe home is nothing but two arms holding you tight when you’re at your worst."