WHO SAID IT: H.E.R. or “Her”?

Gabi Wilson – AKA H.E.R. – photographed by Jimmie Armentrout for ELLE

(1) “At the end of the day, I’m just trying to be a better me.”

(2) “All my stories have no face attached to it, there’s no name attached to it, so it’s like you have no choice but to be attached to the feeling and the emotion and relating it to your personal diary.”

(3) “Falling in love is kind of like a form of socially acceptable insanity.”

(4) “Sometimes I think I’ve felt everything I’m ever gonna feel and from here on out I’m not going to feel anything new – just lesser versions of what I’ve already felt.”

(5) “We’re not really in the age of gimmicks anymore.”

(6) “The past is just a story we tell ourselves.”

(7) “Careful where you plant them seeds before you water them.”

(8) “Lately, I been going through some changes, Been running out of maybes.”

(9) “That’s the hard part – growing without growing apart, or changing without it scaring the other person.”

(10). “I’m a sneaker girl, but I like to make comfort fancy.”

Joaquim Phoenix in Spike Jonze’s “Her”

(11) “I go to my mom’s house and she’ll make me do the dishes or clean up.”

(12) “But’s the heart not like a box that gets filled up. It expands in size the more you love.”

(13) “A lot of women need to know that they don’t have to conform, they don’t have to take no for an answer.”

(14) “Maybe just cause I was lonely. I wanted somebody to fuck me. I want somebody to want me to fuck them. Maybe that would have filled this tiny little hole in my heart, but probably not.”

(15) “I thought this song could be like a photo that captures us in this moment in our life together.”

(16) “I think people often tend to listen to music with their eyes and not their ears, and I just wanted my work to shine, and to be able to convey my message without imagery taking away from that.”

(17) “It’s like I’m reading a book and it’s a book I deeply love. But I’m reading it slowly now. So the words are really far apart and the spaces between the words are almost infinite. I can still feel you, and the words of our story…but it’s in this endless space between the words that I’m finding myself now.”

(18) ‘My focus is being fearless.”

(19)  “As a person, I’m just trying to be better than I was yesterday and continue to elevate.”

(20) “We are only here briefly and in this moment I want to allow myself joy.  So fuck it.”



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  • Kevin Sessums is the author of two New York Times bestselling memoirs, Mississippi Sissy and I Left It on the Mountain.

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