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  • 'All music is in the name of God. Except that which is explicitly otherwise.'
    Phrase he created and uses frequently.
  • 'I don't think I could ever put hatred into music, because you shouldn't put hatred into music - music's too good for that.'
    Young, Gifted & Broke
  • 'Music's the only thing that could do anything to me and I'd still love it.'

    [implying that humans are not subject to the same unconditional love]
    Young, Gifted & Broke
  • 'I want to forgive my mother - not because I think she's innocent, but because I want to make peace with people.'
    Young, Gifted & Broke
  • 'I don't know what her [his mother's] face looks anymore, and I don't want to anymore. I'm quite glad that I can't recall it. I just remember it looked vaguely like my sister Chanelle.'
    Young, Gifted & Broke
  • David: What's it like having Shane as a brother?
    Chanelle: Annoying, cause he's the worst brother I've ever had.
    David: Why's that?
    Chanelle: He ignores me, he doesn't even look at me.
    David: Why do you think he does that?
    Chanelle: ... I know why. He says it's because I look like my mum. And that's what he says. But I haven't done anything wrong, so why me?
    Young, Gifted & Broke
  • Tom: 'I'm going to paint two pictures of success, and I would like you to tell me which you prefer.
    Shane: Mmm-hmm.
    Tom: Limousines...
    Shane: The second option.
    Tom: That's a good answer. What was the second option? What was I going to say?
    Shane: I don't know, but it's not limousines.
    Tom: You never know, there could have been helicopters!
    Young, Gifted & Broke
  • 'I don't really see the point in a relationship if you can get on without one. I only have to look to my immediate family. It led to me being born, mistreated and abandoned, so...'

    [Opinion at the time (in 2017) . It has since changed]
    Young, Gifted & Broke
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