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By Anonym 15 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

The only thing that feels worse than being stuck in a situation that makes you unhappy is realizing that you are not ready or willing to change whatever it is.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

About a month after she found out about that, I got pregnant for the first time. I knew I didn't want to have a baby at all, and wanted to get an abortion. But the day I found out, I wasn't sure what to do first. I felt alone and lost and needed someone to call who I could tell. I needed help. I wasn't sure if she would talk to me again so soon after what had happened. I decided to take a chance and try calling her. When I told her, she said, "Well, an abortion is only like $500, so go turn a couple of tricks and get it taken care of," before she hung up on me. I probably should have called someone else, but I didn't know who else to call.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

I have been known to think outside of all rules. Even my own.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

My mother was obviously never there to take the blame she deserved. She left me to absorb it all in her place. She was far too busy in her own world, that incidentally revolved around herself. I'm pretty sure she dated a new guy every few months for most of my childhood. Some would last longer and show up again later after disappearing for a while, like the last day of a cold or flu before you start feeling better.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

Yeah, I'm a drug addict. And a prostitute. The whole world knows. Not because I robbed my own family. Not because I ended up behind bars. Not because I've been hassled by the cops when soliciting customers from a local street corner. Not because I'm shooting up in the public bathrooms at your city park. Everyone knows because I told them all. I never tried to hide any of it. I never felt the need to.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

The fact of the matter is that you should really stop concerning yourself with writing a book because anyone can write a book that totally sucks. There is nothing special about that.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

All we know is what we're told.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

Even though he had admitted to her that he used to watch me shower through a hole in the bathroom wall back when I was thirteen. She blamed us both for what we had "done" to her. But it sounds like she got over being mad at him pretty quick. She later told me that she had to go back and have sex with him one more time, just to make sure that there was nothing left between the two of them and to get some closure. That almost made me want to vomit. The only interaction between us after that was her showing up at the courthouse when I had to sit in front of a grand jury of twelve strangers and tell them what had happened. She came into the waiting room where I was sitting and started screaming that I was a whore and that I'd fucked her husband. She had to be escorted out of the court by two officers. That's what I got from her.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

To be full of yourself is to make a fool of yourself.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

It's so hard to find the place somewhere in the middle of the best and worst I've felt.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

I can pretty much guarantee that you will at some point find yourself doing something that at one point you swore you'd never do. You'll do it for the sake of getting high, either directly or indirectly. Trust me. It will happen. You might think you know yourself better than anyone, but you have yet to become acquainted with your addiction. It will introduce itself in ways that you never thought were possible.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

It is through justification of one's actions that a completely guiltless life is possible.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

When you want to share something with another person more than anything, it is one of the most difficult things to realize that you can never have it. Accepting this realization is even more difficult. Loving someone does mean saying goodbye to them in some cases, though we will fight that until the oftentimes bitter end before doing the right thing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

The easiest way to gain someone's trust is to deserve it. This should be pretty easy, assuming you're just being you and being real. Minimal effort too.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

No original thought still exists. People are original, each one of them. The same ideas that others had before you are waiting for you to bring them back to life in a new way. The part of who you are that is left behind within these old ideas is what makes them original all over again.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

I think there were times when I was so afraid of losing you that I forgot I even had you at all.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

What is the point of our lives? There isn't any. I can't seem to decide how much horror and how much joy lies within that simple truth, but I know it is both of those things at once.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

I know that my grandmother certainly did nothing to warrant my mother stealing all of her jewelry that my grandfather had given her as gifts over the years, just so she could peddle it for heroin on the street. Those were precious metals and gems that could never be replaced, and each one had a story behind it. A love story between my grandparents, that my mother flushed down a proverbial toilet so that she could shoot up, throw up and pass out.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

The next time you wish you could find the right words to say to someone who is hurting, just remember that dogs are a man's best friend without ever speaking a word to them. Simply be present and have sympathy.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

A lot of people who find out about the things I do immediately figure I'm just a pathetic "druggie" with nothing to say that is worth hearing. They talk endless bull shit of "recovery!" They make it sound like some amazing discovery...don't they know I'm far too busy trying to recover me?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

Most of the pain we feel is nothing more than a story that needs telling.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

The parts of me that hurt the worst want me to write something for them, but I can't. I don't know what to say. I'm lost in all this sadness, and so are they.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

Trees lose their leaves in blizzards like these.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

It may be a man's world, but men are easily controlled by women.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

I think it's better to be comfortable in your skin than to be miserable being who you are. Sure, the meth is horrible. It ruins people from the inside out. It's a waiting game --- it's not a matter of if it destroys you, but rather a matter of when it will. I've made it this far. I'm not sending a message that it's "cool" to be on drugs and tell everyone about it. I don't sum myself up as a drug addict and a hooker. That's not what I am. Those are juts things I do, they don't define me. Jobs and addictions do not make us who we are.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

If you manage to live long enough, most of your greatest fears become fond memories to look back on.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

Money is necessary in everyone's life. Why? Only because people have decided that it should be. It didn't have to be the way that it has become. If nothing came at the price of money, it wouldn't need to exist.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

The world is not ready for some people when they show up, but that shouldn't stop anyone.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

Some people like living in black and white worlds. Let them stay there. Appreciate all the colors you see in your world though.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

The end of a relationship is not always a failure. Sometimes all the love in the world is not enough to save something. In these cases, it is not a matter of fault from either person. Some things cannot be, it's as simple as that.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

Experience is the opposite of education.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

I'm not crying out for help, but I am sharing my experience in the hopes that readers will get something out of it. I'm not the one who gets to decide what that is, if anything. I'm just starting the "journey" if you will, so I can't possibly know yet what the "message" of my life really is. I only know what has happened so far, and how I've felt up until this moment. I agree that reading about the pain of others is concerning when they are still hurting and in the same situation as when they wrote about it. But what can you do? You can reach out, ask how you can help and be there to listen. You can't save someone who doesn't want to be saved. You can't love someone who doesn't love themselves enough to take care of themselves and stay out of bad situations. Believe me, I know this.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

The more fucked up you are, the more I like you. As long as you've managed to hold onto your identity through all the shit, then it won't matter how twisted you are. I will love you more for it.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

​You can always tell when someone deserves the praise and recognition they receive, because it humbles them rather than inflating their ego.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

Drugs suck more than anything else I have ever liked so much.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

Morality and legality have nothing to do with one another. I'm more than fine with breaking a law if it disagrees with my values and morals.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

The sickest part of this whole story is that I tried really hard to make up for what I thought I did to her, after she started talking to me again. I loaned her money whenever she needed it, I gave her rides whenever she called and needed to get somewhere, I did my best to pretend like David wasn't in the room with us when I was at her house, I did whatever I could that I thought might show her that I loved her and cared about her, and I never meant to hurt her. It took a while before I realized that would never happen. She'd never love me like a mom is supposed to. She would never be there for me like I tried to be for her. She would never apologize for anything or admit that she was wrong.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

What you should actually be trying to figure out is how to tell your story. The one that is every bit as unique to you as your fingerprints. This is the truly amazing feat because you are literally the only person capable of doing that. Only you know all the parts to your story and only you can pass it on for others to hear if you choose to.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

It took me years to stop feeling the guilt she made sure I kept feeling about what happened with him. He is a sick person that molests children, but I felt so bad about it for so long. I couldn't talk to a single person about any of this. No one. And she made me feel so bad about it all that I felt I shouldn't talk about it, even if there was someone. I felt ashamed and thought I was an awful person. Sometimes I still do. My mother abandoned me in the worst ways possible.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

I was unhappy there and going through a rough transition, so I was desperate for any friend I could find that I could talk to. I thought that's what he was. We had this secret from my mom, who I didn't like much at the time. It was a harmless secret, so I didn't feel bad about it. All we did was go to the movies and hang out doing fun things all day. It wasn't until much later that the warning signs began, but I was still too young and stupid to see them for what they were at the time. Basically, he was patient as he built up the trust between us. He became a close friend and convinced me that he was on my side somehow. He took total advantage of my ignorance and totally betrayed me a few years later, when he slept with me. After my mom found out, she went psychotic and all she gave a fuck about was what had been done to her. She didn't care about anything except for how hurt she was by what had happened. She blamed me and him equally, telling me that sixteen years old was old enough to know better. Even though I never initiated a goddamn thing with him, and never would have. Even though it happened in the apartment she and I had gotten together, that he was not supposed to be staying in.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

The world is big in some ways, and so small in others.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

I don't think I've ever dared to write down what I see in the ruins of me, or tell in any detail the scars and all their secrets.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

I'd much rather buy an experience than something I can possess in the material world

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

Everyone has a unique problem of their own, an issue that follows them throughout life and never goes away. You discover it early and go on to struggle with it for the rest of your life, almost until it eventually becomes an old enemy that you lose the will to fight or hate anymore. And just as every person has their own void, their own haunt or their own unanswered question...they also have the power to turn it into a legacy every bit as profound as they make it.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

I believe in energies. Good energy has served me well. Being fair with others, compassionate towards them, remaining humble, and making a difference to someone are just a few of the things that I have seen create good energy. Beautiful things. Human things. I do my best to surround myself with these types of things, to generate an atmosphere thick with such energy. It has kept me safe in many situations. I have taken risks in the past, and managed to avoid harm by the protection of the good energy I have created around me. I believe that ugliness creates more ugliness. And no matter how touched by ugliness you are, you do not have to give in to it and start spreading it beyond yourself. I have seen this sickness and what it does to a person, and those around them.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

I'm falling apart, one part after another. Falling down on the world like snow. Half of me is already on the ground, watching from below.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

Nothing in the tangible word that isn't living has any value beyond a dollar amount. Considering that dollars can only buy more tangible and inanimate objects, it would seem a far more worthwhile goal to instead learn to place value on the treasures of the mind. Memories, knowledge and skill together are the only things we will ever actually own.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

How much of what is there do you allow yourself to see?

By Anonym 18 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

Some people are as angry as they seem to be only because it's the safest place to hide from more pain.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Ashly Lorenzana

Love is an awfully personal thing for most of us, so why isn't hate?