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“Another thing I think about names is that they DO hurt. They hurt because we believe them. We think they are telling us something true about ourselves, something other people can see even if we don't. —Bobby Goodspeed”
James Howe, The Misfits
“Sticks and stones may break our bones, but names will break our spirit.”
James Howe, The Misfits
“This business of really knowing people, deep down, including your own self, it is not something you can learn in school or from a book. It takes your whole being to do it—your eyes and your ears, your brain and your heart. Maybe your heart most of all.”
James Howe, The Misfits
“Sometimes kids just act impulsively, but it's because we have strong feelings, not because we're trying to make trouble.”
James Howe, The Misfits
“The way I look at it, love does not necessarily make for a happy ending any more than winning does. What makes for a happy ending is what Addie said all along: freedom. The freedom to be who you are without anybody calling you names. —Bobby Goodspeed”
James Howe, The Misfits
“The future is a trickster rabbit, full of surprises. Only the past is predictable.”
James Howe, The Misfits
“Dear Skeezie, Today I ran after a boy as he was trying to get away. I tackled him and we both landed in the mud. Do you think I appeared desperate?-Joe Bunch”
James Howe, The Misfits
tags: humour
“When you're living through it, though, especially when you are twelve and you think the whole world is changing until you realize it isn't the world, it's you, no piece seems little. It's all so big you think it can kill you. But it doesn't. Which is why the story goes on.”
James Howe, The Misfits
“Sometimes kids just act impulsively, but it's because we have strong feelings, not because we're trying to make trouble. —Bobby Goodspeed”
James Howe, The Misfits
“When you're living through them, events are nothing more than stuff that happens. You're not thinking about significance. Significance only comes when you look back at your life.”
James Howe, The Misfits
tags: life
“The point is that being a minority isn't only about the color of your skin or your religion. it's about not fitting in, being on the outside.”
James Howe, The Misfits
“Sometimes I wish I were a character in a book and there was a writer out there giving me things to say.”
James Howe, The Misfits
“I am about to stop being a get-along kind of guy and turn into somebody who makes a difference.”
James Howe, The Misfits
“Joe: Oo, Brittany "Aren't I Fabulous?" Hobson?
Addie: She's not that bad.
Joe: Brittany "All the Boys Like Me, I'm so Popular I Could Die" Hobson.
Addie: Joe!”
James Howe, The Misfits
tags: humour
“So does being cool mean you get to go around calling other people names?”
James Howe, The Misfits
“It doesn't matter how many times I've been called a name, it still hurts - and it still always comes as such a surprise that I never know how to respond. Or maybe I do, but I'm afraid.”
James Howe, The Misfits
“They're really into it, laughing and teasing each other, and I am looking at Pam and thinking once again how she is the most beautiful creature I have ever seen and that if we were back in the olden times she might have been made into a goddess because she is so beautiful. Sometimes I cannot stop my mind. It's scary.”
James Howe, The Misfits

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