"I’d like to be out of the shelter by Thanksgiving, because I’d like to eat Thanksgiving dinner at home."
"I scratch myself every time the cops come because they don’t like to deal with you if you’re bleeding."
"What are the flowers for?" "We woke up at 5 AM today. So we’re saying ‘sorry.’"
“I found a girl’s phone number in his pocket one night when he came home late from work. I thought: ‘I can leave, or I can resolve myself to it.’ I had young children at the time, and no income, and no family to fall back on, so I decided to live with it.
"I was like: ‘So are we a thing?’ And he was like: ‘I don’t know. Are we?’”
“I always tell my wife that she can only photograph me while I’m working. My job is to make old things look beautiful.
"This morning he asked me if he was still not allowed to say ‘What the fuck?’"
"I’m bringing leaves to my friend!"
“It was hell growing up. My parents were two pieces of shit. You don’t know what it was like coming home from school and being afraid because your mom is flying on fucking drugs so you go and hide under your bed and listen to them scream and wonder whether your dad or your mom was going to kill the other one first.
“I was doing time for armed robbery when I found out that my daughter had been killed. Her and my son-in-law had been doing hallucinogens, and he was choking her because that is supposed to make a better orgasm, but he cut off her air too long and ended up killing her.
"What do you feel most guilty about?" "I just left my therapist’s office. So nothing."
"What’s your son’s greatest superpower?" "His heart." "What’s your dad’s greatest superpower?" "He can fly."
I asked her what she felt most guilty about, and she said: “I can’t say it, because it will make me cry.
Her daughter was standing next to me while I took the photo. “Mom won’t stop smoking cigarettes” she said.
"She got The Politest Student of the Month Award."
"I have five deteriorating discs in my back. I tried to pick something up at work a few years back, and I heard a pop.
"My father never liked me. The last time I saw him, I hid from him. We both went to visit my grandmother at the same time.
"My mom died in August." "What was your favorite thing about her?" "Her sense of humor." "What was the time you most appreciated her sense of humor?
"I want her to be halfway trusting, but not so much so."
"I was on a magazine cover. Do you want to see?" "Absolutely."