“What will this day be like? I wonder. What will my future be? I wonder. It could be so exciting to be out in the world, to be free my heart should be wildly rejoicing. Oh, what’s the matter with me? I’ve always longed for adventure, to do the things I’ve never dared and here I’m facing adventure, then why am I so scared […] Oh, I must stop these doubts, all these worries if I don’t I just know I’ll turn back. I must dream of the things I am seeking. I am seeking the courage I lack. The courage to serve them with reliance, face my mistakes without defiance, show them I’m worthy, and while I show them, I’ll show me. So, let them bring on all their problems. I’ll do better than my best. I have confidence they’ll put me to the test, but I’ll make them see I have confidence in me. Somehow I will impress them, I will be firm but kind, and all those children (Heaven bless them!) they will look up to me and mind me. With each step I am more certain, everything will turn out fine. I have confidence the world can all be mine. They’ll have to agree I have confidence in me. I have confidence in sunshine, I have confidence in rain, I have confidence that spring will come again, Besides which you see I have confidence in me. Strength doesn’t lie in numbers. Strength doesn’t lie in wealth. Strength lies in nights of peaceful slumbers. When you wake up — Wake Up! It tells me all I trust I lead my heart to. All I trust becomes my own. I have confidence in confidence alone. I have confidence in confidence alone. Besides which you see I have confidence in me!
-Maria in The Sound of Music”—
“Sometimes you just have to be brave. You have to be strong. Sometimes you just can’t give in to weak thoughts. You have to beat down those devils that get inside your head and try to make you panic. You struggle along, putting one foot a little bit ahead of the other, hoping that when you go backwards it won’t be too far backwards, so that when you start going forwards again you won’t have too much to catch up”—James Marsden (via quote-book)
“"There is a particular genus of teenagers who break into song spontaneously with their friends, know all the words to Rent and/or Wicked, and will do anything for a taste of being onstage in front of an audience. They’re called theater geeks, and I am a card-carrying member of their ranks."- Lin Manuel Miranda”—
“"Give me somebody to dance for,
Give me somebody to show.
Let me wake up in the morning to find
I have somewhere exciting to go.
To have something that I can believe in.
To have something to be.”
- Cassie in A Chorus Line”—