"You don’t have a right to the cards you believe you should have been dealt with. You have an obligation to play the hell out of the ones you’re holding." - Cheryl Strayed, "Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar"
"It was one year ago this week that I implored Elissa Bassist to write like a motherfucker. That so many others took up the writing like a motherfucker call—even those who are not writers—speaks to an essential fact about art making and love making and life making: to do it well, to do it right, to do it like you won’t be sorry later, you must live out your truth."