"Anytime a movie deals with their subjects honestly, it vaguely represents real people. With a lot of teen movies, they’re either super-super-clever to the point where it’s not believable — they’ll speak in long soliloquies that are way too eloquent for teenagers — or they’re horrible and you just don’t want to be sitting in a movie theater watching them for two hours. And it seems like the director’s making fun of them or saying, "Look how horrible our generation is." Whereas Gia’s not really making — in my opinion, when I see the movie — any statements about them; she’s just saying, here they are. You take what you want from it, and that’s my favorite kind of movie. I think people are so worried about having a point of view that they lose sight of that. If you present something honestly, you’ll take a lot from it." -Nat Wolff
Palo Alto (2014)
I wouldn’t kill him because he looked as frightened as I was. I looked at him and saw myself.
He missed Hogwarts so much it was like having a constant stomachache. He missed the castle, with its secret passageways and ghosts, his classes, … the mail arriving by owl, eating banquets in the Great Hall, sleeping in his four-poster bed in the tower dormitory, visiting the gamekeeper, Hagrid, in his cabin next to the Forbidden Forest in the grounds, and especially, Quidditch, the most popular sport in the wizarding world.
And finally this question, the mystery of who’s story it will be. Of who draws the curtain. Who is it that chooses our steps in the dance? Who drives us mad? Lashes us with whips and crowns us with victory when we survive the impossible? Who is it, that does all of these things? Who honors those we love for the very life we live? Who sends monsters to kill us, and at the same time sings that we will never die? Who teaches us what’s real and how to laugh at lies? Who decides why we live and what we’ll die to defend? Who chains us? And Who holds the key that can set us free… It’s You. You have all the weapons you need. Now Fight!
It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.