In a surprise early release, "Orange is the New Black (OITNB)" season three has finally graced us with its presence on Netflix.
To celebrate, we're remembering some words of wisdom that fan-favorite inmate Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren bestowed upon us throughout seasons one and two.
As a refresher, or for those who are unfamiliar with her character, Crazy Eyes is an inmate who sought to add naive Piper to a long list of "prison wives" upon Piper's arrival at Litchfield.
Pipes finally caught on to Suzanne's tactics to vie for her friendship and love, which she was quick to put an end to. Crazy Eyes becomes emotionally attached to people easily, like Piper, which puts off a lot of the inmates, especially in conjunction with her violent history.
Nevertheless, after Piper's rejection, we began to see a more vulnerable side to Crazy Eyes.
In both seasons, we are gifted with her flair for reciting literature, poetry and some of the realest statements ever muttered on the show.
On finding your self-worth:
On how falling in love lights up your world:
On how being in love makes you do crazy things:
On the definition of love:
On accepting yourself:
On how it feels to be held back:
On being selective with who you love:
On how love makes us feel insecure:
On accepting that not everyone will like you:
On remembering that we all started at the same place at one point:
On living in the moment:
My therapist says,
On getting hurt:
The takeaway from her statements all lead up to one theme: remembering to love and accept yourself.
There's only one of you, so embrace it! Love is acceptance, flaws and all. When we fall in love, even if everyone feels love in a different way, there's an intensity that makes us feel and perceive the world in a different light.
Love really does make us do crazy things. We make sacrifices and name another person as a top priority, which is why hurts when it ends badly.
Just remember not to take things too personally and not to let anyone hold you back.
Do you, and if they don't like it, they don't deserve you.