"Yo, Kelly, you got ears, bro, but you don't hear all that tough," I said. "Everything that's me ain't all my fault."
"That's the deal," Kelly said. "You got to find a way to make your life your fault."
"No, man, what I got to do is to get through today," I said. "And if you don't know what that's about, then you probably ain't black enough, or ain't poor enough, or ain't been beat down enough to get next to it."
It just perfectly encapsulates everything. As always, the book is about being a participant in life versus being a spectator, about making choices and taking responsibility versus making excuses. That much I do love.