You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
— Max Ehrmann, Desiderata
Scoundrel: "If I keep helping you kill the lords of Hell maybe I'll be a good person, eh?"
Scoundrel: "Are you serious?"
Barbarian: "You already are one."
Kittynote : "I'll hide, I can go back to hiding."
Anastasianote : "I've watched you for a week now. You won't hide. You'll lead."
River: "You've decided that the universe is better off without you, but the universe doesn't agree!"
Skitter: "I don't think you're a monster."
Panacea: *laughs* "No?"
Skitter: "Everyone knows how you visit hospitals. How many people have you helped over the past three years? How many lives have you saved, how many people have you rescued from a lifetime of misery?"
Panacea: “I hated it. It was such a burden. So many long hours spent around sick people, and I got numb to it, I stopped caring. Do you know how many hours I’ve spent awake at night, wishing my powers would just go away, or that some circumstance would come up where I’d make some excusable mistake where they would eventually forgive me, but where I couldn’t visit the hospitals anymore?”
Skitter: ”You didn’t ask for your powers. I’m sure even doctors get worn out, they hate their job, they have bad weeks. Except doctors have fellow staff members, they have friends and everything to go back to, and they’re adults. You’re still a teenager. You started doing what you were doing at a time when most people didn’t. You didn’t have the maturity and the defenses against the pain you were seeing that doctors pick up over the course of the first twenty-five years of their lives.”
"You're much stronger than you think you are. Trust me."
Well I met an old man dying on a train
No more destination, no more pain
Well he said one thing, before I graduate
"Never let your fear decide your fate."
— AWOLNATION, Kill Your Heroes
"You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
— Christopher Robin, Pooh's Grand Adventure
"So when people are cruel to you,
you take all of your fears and your doubts
and you put them them in here, in this box.
And you lock it. And you'll find that
you're stronger than you think you are."
— Lionel Luthor, Smallville
You're not stupid. Okay? You're not stupid. Don't ever tell yourself that you are. You're important. What you have in your head may not mean a lot to a lot of people, but it's what makes you special. You are important. You mean something. And you're going to go out there, and you're going to do some wonderful things. But, first and foremost, you're not stupid. You're not an idiot. Don't ever tell yourself that you are.
You don’t have to tell a flower how to bloom
Or light how to fill up a room
You already are what you are
And what you are is beautiful
— "What You Are" by Jewel