April 8, 2013 § Leave a comment
“We’re outsiders; we’re the kids who didn’t get dates for the prom; we’re the kids who were confused, who didn’t fit in with the cliques, who weren’t part of the in-crowd. Growing up can be a very frightening and confusing time, and I think people look at us and see it’s okay to be different. They see that there is a way other than what they’re being offered. That you can stand out, that you can be creative, that you can be yourself.” — Gerard Way.
“You can do amazing things when you believe [in yourself], amazing stuff that people aren’t even capable of. If you believe it, then you could make other people believe it too.” — Gerard Way.
“You should never want to hurt yourself. You should love yourself. Sometimes you have to kind of die inside in order to rise from your own ashes and believe in yourself and love yourself and become a new person.” — Gerard Way.
“Never forget how perfect and beautiful you are – inside and out.” — Gerard Way.
“It’s more important to keep yourself alive, there’s nothing worth ever hurting yourself over. I mean, I’m a person that goes through a lot of depression, and stress, and things like that. I’m generally happier these days. But I have, it’s normal, it’s completely normal to be depressed. So, um, I think it’s good to have a support group, it’s good to have people you can call, it’s good to talk to your folks.” — Gerard Way.
“If you’ve been a fan of the band for a long time, you know we’ve always talked about suicide, depression, things of that nature. And we’ve always told you that if things feel so desperate, and you’re so hurt, you’re so depressed, you find some person that you trust to talk to. That’s something we’ve always said. But what we’re going to say to you today is, that if you find yourself depressed, hurt, like an outcast, like the only kind of place you could ever fit in is in a show like this, that’s not the case. ‘Cause even though we’re all outcasts in our own way we all belong to this world and we all fit in to this world.” — Gerard Way.
“Be yourself, don’t take anyone’s shit, and never let them take you alive… thanks for catching me when I fall and thanks for being brave.” — Gerard Way.