"Gay pride was not born of a need to celebrate being gay, but our right to exist without persecution. So instead of wondering why there isn't a straight pride movement, be thankful you don't need one."
"A lot of people think that failure is a step backward. No, no, no. Failure is a step forward; a step forward in the right direction. Every time you fail you learn something from it, you gain something from it. You feel less anxiety when you're doing it again. You want to think that's a step backward? That's progress in every sense of the word."
"You are descended from an unbroken line of human beings who, since the dawn of man, have each fucked on at least one occasion. Some of them were ugly. Most were probably disgustingly dirty by today's standards. Imagine your 15th century ancestor's filthy, stinking dick pounding into a hairy, fishy vagina and realize that if it wasn't for that, you wouldn't exist."
the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own - populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness - an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk."