“It’s easy to be cynical in this world. I think it’s important to be cynical and doubtful of certain things, but I also think it’s important to stop and realize that It’s good. Whatever’s going on is good, It’s not bad. Or, at the least, there’s an opportunity for that. It’s about one’s personal opportunity in a lifetime to make their own life good or positive or to fix themselves. Everybody’s a little bit busted. I think you can actually build something.” -Justin Vernon
"When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life."