"We gotta start teaching our daughters to be somebodies instead of somebody’s."
"I just want to have a completely adventurous, passionate, weird life."
"You will hear thunder and remember me,
And think: she wanted storms. The rim
Of the sky will be the colour of hard crimson,
And your heart, as it was then, will be on fire."
— Anna Akhmatova, The Complete Poems
"To be great, be whole;
Exclude nothing, exaggerate nothing that is not you.
Be whole in everything. Put all you are
Into the smallest thing you do.
So, in each lake, the moon shines with splendor
Because it blooms up above."