De voormalige Olympiër bevestigde in de twee uur durende tell-all dat hij inderdaad transgender is en een vrouw wil worden. Of het eigenlijk altijd al is geweest. We zetten hieronder zijn meest inspirerende een mooiste quotes op een rij.
Over het aangaan van 't interview:
'It's going to be an emotional roller coaster but somehow we're going to get through it.'
Over het eindelijk kunnen vertellen van zijn verhaal:
'How do I tell my story? How do I tell people what I've been through? I've been honest with my family and everyone involved. It's been really tough but here I am. I'm still here. That's the good news.'
Over wie Bruce Jenner echt is:
'Bruce Jenner is, I would say, I have always been very confused by my gender identity since I was this big [wijst net boven de grond]....God's looking down making little Bruce. What am I going to do?'
Over of hij zich gevangen voelt in zijn eigen lichaam:
'I'm not stuck in anybody's body. I'm me.'
'Bruce: always telling a lie. He's lived a lie his whole life about who he is. And I can't do that any longer.'
Over de kracht van reality televisie:
'We're going to change the world. I really firmly believe that, that we're going to make a difference in the world with what we're doing. If the whole Kardashian show and reality television really gave me a foothold into that world, to really go out there and do something good, then I'm all for it. I've got no problem with that.'
Over het willen dragen van een jurk als kind:
'I marked the spot in the closet so that when I put it back I would put everything back in the exact same spot so I wouldn't get caught. At that time, I didn't know why I was doing it besides it just made me feel good.'
Over de eerste persoon die hij het vertelde (zijn eerste vrouw):
'It was Chrystie (Scott, red.)...Most women think 'Oh, I can fix that.' Most women think that. I never really hardcore say, 'Look I don't know if I'm going to make it in this male gender here my entire life."'
Over zijn seksualiteit:
'I was never was attracted to the guys..the sexuality was totally different from what I'm dealing with.'
'I'm not gay. As far as I know, I'm heterosexual. I've never been with a guy.'
Over hoe zijn moeder reageerde toen hij het vertelde:
'"Oh my gosh, is it my fault?" And I said, 'You didn't cause this! It's just the way I am, the way I was born, and it's going to be ok."'
Over het leven van twee levens in de jaren '80:
'I would walk off the stage and I would feel like a liar and I would literally go up to my room and change clothes and walk around as a woman.'
Over het moeten verbergen van zijn grote geheim tijdens de opnames van Keeping Up With The Kardashians:
'We've done 425 episodes, I think, over almost eight years now. And the entire run I kept thinking to myself, 'Oh my god!' This whole thing, the one real true story in the family was the one I was hiding and nobody knew about it. The one thing that could really make a difference in people's lives was right here in my soul...'
Over het hebben van zelfmoordneigingen:
'That night, I thought, it's, like, over. I was in this hall right here walking up and down, back and forth all night long... heart pounding. And I thought, wouldn't the easiest thing be right now - and I can see where people get to that—just go in the room, I've got a gun, and boom - pain's over, it's done, you know, go to a better place. And I thought I can't do something like that. I mean, I wanna know how this story ends.'
Hoe het was om zijn grote geheim aan z'n kinderen te vertellen:
'Those are the only ones I'm concerned with. I can't let myself hurt them. How do I do this? How do I do this and not hurt my children? I tried to explain to them that as much of your upbringing was 'her' as much as it was the he-side.'
Over de reactie van Kanye West en hoe dat bij Kim zorgde voor een eye-opener:
'He says to Kim, 'Look, I can be married to the most beautiful woman in the world, and I am ... but I'm nothing if I can't be me. If I can't be true to myself."'
Over hoe hij een verschil wil gaan maken voor de transgender-wereld:
'I would like to work with this community to get this message out. They know a lot more than I know. I am not a spokesperson...I would like to think that we can save some lives here.'
Over het lied dat hij in gedachten zou horen als-ie zichzelf onthult als vrouw:
'She's a lady! Talkin about! I love that song!'
Over hoe hij gaat veranderen:
'You do face, breasts, you know, all that kind of stuff. There are certainly some physical changes to it, but it's mostly mentally. It just kinda takes the edge off...At this point, SRS-sexual reassignment surgery-will be down the line.'
Over de toekomst:
'If it's only this, I'll be okay. I've got my health. I've got my children. I got family. I got seven grandkids now. I'm actually really excited about the future, about what I could do...I feel like I'm going to be okay. 2015 is gonna be quite a ride.'
Of hij zichzelf in de toekomst samen ziet met een man of een vrouw:
'I'm so far down the road. It's the last thing in the world... I can't figure that side of it out. I just want to have a free soul and a lot of great friends. I understand your question. I don't... let's go with a-sexual. For now. I'm gonna learn a lot in the next year.'
Over zijn kledingstijl als vrouw: wordt dat Kardashian-esuqe?
'No, no. She's definitely a Jenner. Very chic, classy, black little outfit [laat aan Diane Sawyer een zwart jurkje zien].'
Over waar hij naar uitkijkt:
'To be able to have my nail polish on long enough so that it chips off.'
Over waar hij gedag tegen zegt:
'I'm saying goodbye to people's perceptions. I'm not saying goodbye to me.'
Over hoe hij hoopt dat mensen zich zullen gedragen tegenover hem na het interview:
'Openminded. Have an open mind and an open heart. I'm not this bad person. I'm just doing what I have to do.'
De kinderen van Bruce Jenner hebben na het interview massaal hun steun en lof voor 'm betuigd via social media, net als talloze andere celebrities: