"Loosing a friend is almost the worst thing to happen to a person, especially in the childhood years.” “Although memories stay with you, the actual friend doesn’t.” “I have lost many great friends, and each and every time I lost one, I went through the worst days of my life.”
—Quotes from Eric Harris’ school paper about frequent moving and losing friends.
Excerpt from an interview with Nate Dykeman, a friend of Eric and Dylan’s.
CHARLES GIBSON Tell me about the moment you went out together to get a cigarette.
NATHAN DYKEMAN Yes, it was after dinner, and we stepped out. He wanted to have a cigarette, and wanted me to come with him. And we just, you know, talked about future plans, how this would all be wrapping up pretty shortly. He’d be going to the University of Arizona and I’d be moving here to Florida to go to school for Microsoft. And, you know, we talked about reunion plans and what we hoped each other would have accomplished by the time reunion rolled around, and …
CHARLES GIBSON He was talking about the future.
NATHAN DYKEMAN Yes, I mean, which—I mean, that’s the scary part, is he was talking about the future. And I honestly believe in my heart that he intended to be here right now.
Robyn letter to a friend, talking about inviting Dylan to prom: "I convinced my friend Dylan, who hates dances, jocks and has never had a date let alone a girlfriend to go with me! I am either really cute or just really persuasive!"
48 hours after the massacre, students were allowed to return and collect their belongings left in the school.
Above are some of the backpacks collected throughout the school, placed in the auditorium after forensics searched them for explosives.
“I have something only me and V have, SELF AWARENESS, Call it exortenstiolism or whatever the fuck u want. we know what are to this world and what everyone else is. we learn more than what caused the civil war and how to simplify quadratics in school. we have been watching you people. we know what you think and how you act, all talk and no actions. people who are said to be brave or couragous are usually just STUPID then they say later that they did it on purpose cause they are brave when they did on fucking accident. GOD everything is so corrupt and so filled with opinions little and points of view and peoples’ own little agendas and shedules. this isnt a world anymore, its H.O.E. and [no]one knows it. self awareness is a wonderful thing. I know I will die soon, so will you and everyone else. maybe will we be lucky and a comet will smash us back to day 1.”
- Eric Harris