I watched this wonderful interview of Lady Gaga last night, and I don't know how it's even possible but I become more and more obsessed with her and her cause(s). It's a long video, but my favorite quote came at around 16 minutes.
On being yourself and not afraid of it...
"Look into the darkness and look into places that you would not normally look to find uniqueness and specialness, because that is where the diamonds are hiding."
Great message, huh?