This is a line (among many, many others) from one of my favourite books (Perks of Being a Wallflower, for those that are wanting to know). Especially with the events of the past few months, maybe even the past year of my life, these are definitely words to live by. You determine who you become, you pick where you go from where you are.
About the book: It may be what a lot of people call the “quintessential Young Adult book”, but for me, it was just a book that struck all the right chords with my heart – the kind of book you wait for to make an appearance in your life. Apart from my other favourites, this was a book I was waiting for, without even knowing it.