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Five Flavors of Dumb Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John
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“Don’t worry about wanting to change; start worrying when you don’t feel like changing anymore. And in the meantime, enjoy every version of yourself you ever meet, because not everybody who discovers their true identity likes what they find.”
Antony John, Five Flavors of Dumb
“He was depressed. He was addicted to heroin. And I think there comes a time when all the beauty in the world just isn’t enough.”
Antony John, Five Flavors of Dumb
“COOL·NESS [KOOL-NIS] -noun
CATCHING your mom gazing at the crazy crowd like she finally gets it
WATCHING your dad head-banging like he’s Finn’s twin brother
LEARNING that your new friends Tash and Kallie are a thousand times more complicated than you realized, and loving them for it
FEELING every one of your boyfriend’s pounding drumbeats, and thinking it’s the most romantic music ever written
REALIZING you’re completely unique . . . even in a crowd”
Antony John, Five Flavors of Dumb
“Not at all. It's why people come. They say it's about looking smart, or beautiful, or professional, but it's not. Gray-haired ladies try to recapture their former brunette. Brunettes want to go blond. Other women go for colors that don't arise in
nature. Each group thinks it's completely different than the others, but I don't see it that way. I've watched them looking at themselves in the mirror, and they're not interested in conforming or rebelling, they just want to walk out of here feeling like themselves again.”
Antony John, Five Flavors of Dumb
“Music. It’s not about those things. It’s about a feeling. It’s about expressing yourself. It’s about letting go.”
Antony John, Five Flavors of Dumb
“How did he keep playing when money got
really tight, and there was no more food in the house? How did he play on when it became clear he was flunking out of school? Was music really enough when the whole world seemed to be collapsing around him? Or was it just the only thing left?”
Antony John, Five Flavors of Dumb
“He cupped my face between his hands, and when our lips touched, his skin felt soft and warm. It was the smallest,
gentlest, most earth-shattering kiss in the long and glorious history of kisses, and it took my breath away.”
Antony John, Five Flavors of Dumb
“They need to practice harder," he said. 'If they're really going to do this, they need to work much harder.'

'They will," I assured him. 'But they got better, right?'

Baz laughed. 'Are you going to stand in front of them during their gigs too? If so, make sure you get equal billing. People will pay a lot to see the girl with the broom.”
Antony John, Five Flavors of Dumb
“For thirty minutes I sat back and felt the glimmer of pride that historically precedes the most catastrophic falls.”
Antony John, Five Flavors of Dumb
“...bands fall out. But at the end of the day, they're like family. You get back together because you have to, because you're stronger together than you are apart.”
Antony John, Five Flavors of Dumb
“But you're worrying about the wrong thing. Don't worry about wanting to change; start worrying when you don't feel like changing anymore. And in the meantime, enjoy every version of yourself you ever meet, because not everybody who discovers their true identity likes what they find.”
Antony John, Five Flavors of Dumb
“Don't worry about wanting to change; start worrying when you don't feel like changing anymore. And in the meantime, enjoy every version of yourself you ever meet, because not everybody who discovers their true identity likes what they find.”
Antony John, Five Flavors of Dumb
“Don't worry about wanting to change; start worrying when you don't feel like changing anymore. And in the meantime, enjoy every version of yourself you ever meet, because not everybody who discovers their true identity likes what they find.”
Antony John, Five Flavors of Dumb
“Piper: But he had so many fans, so much money.
Kallie: I don't think anyone who's motivated by fan or money will ever get it.
Piper: Get what?
Kallie: Music. It's not about those things. It's about a feeling. It's about expressing yourself. It's about letting go.”
Antony John, Five Flavors of Dumb
“You know, Piper, I've always thought of chess as a form of civilized combat. It allows even the most peaceful folk to unleash their inner dictator. It's a game that rewards the more aggressive player, the one who outwits the other. And then, when the game is over, we can go back to being polite, and meek, and shy. But I've also wondered if it wouldn't just be better for us to unleash those inner demons for real, you know?" -Mr. Belson”
Antony John, Five Flavors of Dumb