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  • Danny Vinyard: Hate is baggage. Life's too short to be pissed off all the time. It's just not worth it.


  • Davina Vinyard: When was the last time you were actually able to see your feet?


  • Danny Vinyard: So I guess this is where I tell you what I learned - my conclusion, right? Well, my conclusion is: Hate is baggage. Life's too short to be pissed off all the time. It's just not worth it. Derek says it's always good to end a paper with a quote. He says someone else has already said it best. So if you can't top it, steal from them and go out strong. So I picked a guy I thought you'd like. 'We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.'


  • Danny Vinyard: I'm sorry, Derek. I'm sorry that happened to you.
    Derek Vinyard: I'm not. I'm lucky. I feel lucky because it's wrong, Danny. It's wrong and it was eating me up, it was going to kill me. And I kept asking myself all the time, how did I buy into this shit? It was because I was pissed off, and nothing I ever did ever took that feeling away. I killed two guys, Danny, I killed them. And it didn't make me feel any different. It just got me more lost and I'm tired of being pissed off, Danny. I'm just tired of it.


  • Danny Vinyard: Hate is baggage. Life's too short to be pissed off all the time
    Danny Vinyard: Hate is baggage. Life's too short to be pissed off all the time.


  • Bob Sweeney: There was a moment, when I used to blame everything and everyone for all the pain and suffering and vile things that happened to me, that I saw happen to my people. Used to blame everybody. Blamed white people, blamed society, blamed God. I didn't get no answers 'cause I was asking the wrong questions. You have to ask the right questions.
    Derek Vinyard: Like what?
    Bob Sweeney: Has anything you've done made your life better?


  • Danny Vinyard: We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.


  • Danny Vinyard: Hate is baggage. Life's too short to be pissed off all the time. It's just not worth it.


  • Danny Vinyard: We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.


  • Derek Vinyard: I am out! OUT! Danny is out too, and if you come near my family again, I'm gonna fucking kill you.


  • Danny Vinyard: I believe in: Death, Destruction, Chaos, Filth and Greed!


  • Derek Vinyard: You see this, it means NOT WELCOME
    Derek Vinyard: You see this? It means NOT WELCOME!


  • Bob Sweeney: Has anything you've done made your life better?


  • Cameron Alexander: You made the fat kid a little nervous. He thinks the joint messed with your mind.
    Derek Vinyard: It did.


  • Derek Vinyard: Fuck you! (while getting raped)


  • Danny Vinyard: "Hate is baggage, life's too short to be pissed off all of the time"
    Danny Vinyard: Hate is baggage, life's too short to be pissed off all of the time.


  • Lamont: I'm the most dangerous man in this prison. You know why? 'Cause I control the underwear.


  • Doris Vinyard: You think you're the only one doin' time, Derek? You think you're here all alone? You think I'm not in here with you?


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