Just when you thought you had seen it all, a new quote comes along to inspire you. I love quotes because they are so personal but also so universal. They can either be a quote attributed to someone or a quote you can see yourself, which is a nice change of pace.
I think it’s rare enough to have a quote that is not an opinion or a statement about life or something else. Sometimes they are just something that has been said and that’s all. But for me, I love when a quote comes along that makes me think or feel differently about something. For example, when I think of my favorite quotes from movies I just think of them as a movie quote and not a movie quote. It’s a nice bit of self-reflection for everyone.
This is another one of those rare occasions when you see a quote that makes you think or feel something, not just the quote itself. I can think of at least twenty quotes and not one that is an opinion on life or something else. You get the picture.
One time during a conversation I was thinking about this guy who had been on death row for a long time and was given life in a different state of the country. He was actually in the same town as me and knew how I felt about that. I asked him how he felt about the situation and he said that he still felt the same way he did when I was a kid.
I think my favorite death-row quote is from a guy I knew at school. He was the guy who told me how his sister was raped and murdered. He said, “There’s a lot of people who are on the other side of the law.
Yeah, I didn’t know this guy. I was just talking to a friend and he asked me how I felt about his sister’s murder. And I said, I feel the same way I did when I was a kid. His voice cracked and he started crying. He said, I’m sorry. I’m sorry that you have to live this way. And I was just like, I don’t know. I don’t know if I would be able to live.
The story of Colt and his sister is a real tragedy. Unfortunately, it’s very close to the sort of thing that happens in real life. Some people are raped, and they go to the police and say the police don’t know. The police say, “No, you don’t understand.” And then people die.
Its like when a parent is in a car accident, the police say, “Oh, you were driving, you didnt kill anyone.
The thing about a rape is that it happens so frequently (about 10-15 times a year) that it can be hard to remember if you did or did not kill the other person. It is hard to remember if you did not take out the rapist or you did not take out the rapist. We can remember that the rapist was in the car, but we cannot remember if we missed him.
That’s the problem when you have to live in a society where rape is so routine that it can be hard to remember if you did or did not take out the rapist or you did not take out the rapist.