I have no friends who live near me.my friends are all over other parts of the country and even in other parts of the world. This quote is so appropriate for those friends. We may be far from each other but we are still there for each other.
I'm only responsible for what I say, not for what you understand. Although as an author I am responsible for making readers understand--a reader who doesn't understand is an unhappy reader. (And there is some value to leaving some questions unanswered.
The only people who are mad at you for speaking the truth are those people who are living a lie. Keep speaking the truth. Some people believe their own truth, just because they can't handle a person with a borderline personality.
No one can tell what goes on between the person you were and the person you become. No one can chart that blue and lonely section of hell. There are no maps of the change. You just come out the other side." ~ Stephen King, The Stand