When your only regret is if anyone thinks you regret anything - that is the definition of conviction.

-Criss Jami
Criss Jami

I'd rather strive for the kind of interview where instead of me asking to introduce myself to society, society asks me to introduce myself to society.

Criss Jami
It is not true that everyone is special. It is true that everyone was once special and still possesses the ability to recover it.
Criss Jami

Pride and power fall when the person falls, but discoveries of truth form legacies that can be built upon for generations.

Criss Jami
To be heroic is to be courageous enough to die for something.
Criss Jami

In an extroverted society, the difference between an introvert and an extrovert is that an introvert is often unconsciously deemed guilty until proven innocent.

Criss Jami
As individuals die every moment, how insensitive and fabricated a love it is to set aside a day from selfish routine in prideful, patriotic commemoration of tragedy. Just as God is provoked by those who tithe simply because they feel that they must tithe, I am provoked by those who commemorate simply because they feel that they must commemorate.
Criss Jami

A god who gave us everything we wanted would be the most malevolent god of all. With an infantile curiosity, we insist on tasting the cockroach on the floor while our father is preparing a magnificent feast for us.

Criss Jami
To love without need or without expectation of restitution, that is how we ought to love.
Criss Jami

Generally, there is a lot of truth value in stepping back, observing, then logically generalizing the extremes of what you see.

Criss Jami
It is a noble responsibility to not back down when you know that you know that you know that you are right.