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Diamonds Are Coal That Wouldn’t Quit

Sheridan Taylor

It’s hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world. – Dolly Parton

I’m just an old chunk of coal but I’m gonna be a diamond some day. I’m gonna grow and glow ’til I’m so blue pure perfect, I’m gonna put a smile on everybody’s face. – Billy Joe Shaver

Diamond is the hardest naturally occurring substance on Earth. Y’know what a diamond really is, though?

Piece of coal that learned to deal with stress. Took unbelievable pressure and used it to become stronger, more beautiful, precious.

Just because you feel like coal right now doesn’t mean you can’t be a diamond. You’re already beautiful. You were born precious. Learn to deal with stress.

Shine on, you crazy diamond. – Pink Floyd