"My new year's resolution: Never be afraid to be kicked in the teeth. Let the blood and the bruises define your legacy."
"You define beauty for yourself, society doesn't decide your beauty."
"Music changed my life. I don't know who I would be without it. Don't ignore even the smallest glimmer of passion in your soul, run towards it with everything you have. It could change your life."
"To hate is always wrong, but to love is always right."
"Fight and push harder for what you believe in, you'd be surprised, you are much stronger than you think."
"Sometimes in life you don't always feel like a winner, but that doesn't mean you're not a winner, you want to be like yourself."
"Even if the whole world turns their back on you, you will always have yourself."
"I am not perfect, I just think imperfections are beautiful."
"Today I'm more comfortable with being who I am."
"Acceptance, tolerance, bravery, compassion. These are the things my mom taught me."
"I was that girl who got made fun of, that nerdy girl. I believe in that girl. I believe in the integrity, intelligence and power of people like her, and I want to ignite it."
"I think it's OK to be confident in yourself."
"You just have to go back to that greatness, find that one little light that's left."
"The most efficient way for you to act with young people is to be a calming force."
"Once you start being mindful and really going, 'Do I actually want that?,' you start to feel empowered and you find your value."
"It's important to work hard, and making money is important to survive, but what's more important is that we support one another through the challenges of life."
"I feel like if you're a really good human being, you can try to find something beautiful in every single person, no matter what."
"I've come a long way through a lot of heartache and pain, but none of it made me damaged goods. It made me a fighter."
"If people are trying to bring you down, it only means that you are above them."
"Don't you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can't be exactly who you are."
"You have to fail and then get better. Then you have to fail again, and then get even better."
"You have to be unique, and different, and shine in your own way."
"I just wanna be myself, and I want you to love me for who I am"
"In order to build strength, you have to usually come from a lot of weakness."
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