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Once you've driven a drunken father to mom's parole hearing, what else is there?

She wasn't discouraged nor did she cry at her fate.
She was beautiful.
She didn't bow to anyone and fought them all by herself.
She was noble.
She shone brightly, like a divine figure.
I needed someone like her.
Frederica Bernkastel, in a poem about Rena Ryuuguu, Higurashi: When They Cry

Whenever life knocks me down, I get right back up again. It's bound to get tired eventually.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed."
William Ernest Henley, Invictus

"I finally have you. But I can't get you home because of this blizzard. There's always something. Not that you'd understand; you're like my sister. Everything always came easy to her. She's a firebending prodigy, and everyone adores her. My father says she was born lucky. He says I was lucky to be born!"
"I don't need luck though. I don't want it. I've always had to struggle and fight and that's made me strong. It's made me who I am."

Mind strong, body strong
Try to find equilibrium
Head straight, screwed on
Been screwed up for too long...
Bush, "The Sound of Winter"

Everyone who has ever built anywhere a new heaven first found the power thereto in his own hell.

They can rip you, bring you down, down to their size
But they will never get to the heart you hold inside...
Little Mix, "Change Your Life"

'Cause I have been where you are before
And I have felt the pain of losing who you are
And I have died so many times, but I am still alive...
Cristina Perri, "I Believe"

I climb to fall, to begin again, to begin again
I climb to fall, suffer, hatred, deceit and pain
Anger, regret, loving in vain...
— "Useless", by Imogen Heap

A decent person would have rejected her offer out of hand.
I'm not always one of those.
I could offer you some excuses, if you like. I could tell you that I was an orphan by the time I was six. I could tell you that the foster father who eventually raised me subjected me to more forms of psychological and physical abuse than you could shake a stick at. I could tell you that i'd been held in unjust suspicion for my entire adult life by the White Council, whose principles and ideals I'd done my best to uphold. Or maybe I could say that I'd seen too many good people get hurt, or that I'd looked upon a lot of nasty things with my indelible wizard's Sight. I could tell you that I'd been caught and abused by the creatures of the night myself, and that I hadn't ever really gotten over it. I could tell you that I hadn't gotten laid in a really long time.
And all of those things would be true.
Harry Dresden about himself, Small Favor


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