Sometimes I get so caught up in my own problems that I forget how amazing the world is.
...Next time you're faced with a choice, do the right thing. It hurts everyone less in the long run.
Some of us get dipped in flat, some in satin, some in gloss...." He turned to me. "But every once in a while, you find someone who's iridescent, and when you do, nothing will ever compare.
I was slipping, man, and it was definetly time to get a grip.
If chaos is a necessary step in the organization of one's universe, then I was well on my way.
It's funny how you can think you know someone pretty well, and then something happens or they do something that makes you understand that you didn't really know them at all.
A painting is more than the sum of its parts
Somehow the silence seemed to connect us in a way like words never could. - Julianna Baker
Proper lighting is everything, Julianna.
A million dollars sounds like a lot, I know. Especially when you're young. But you can't let money erode your principles or you'll wind up with nothing.
Was it so much to ask just to be left alone?
The room fell quiet. And as I read down the list of over one hundred and fifty eight-grade boys, I realized that to me, there had only ever been one boy.
I wipe away my tears and nod, because the pain in my leg is nothing compare to the one in my heart.
If the mind's not strong, the body acts weak, even if it's not. If the mind says it's too cold or too rainy or too windy to run, the body will be more than happy to agree. If the mind says it would be better to rest or recover or cut practice, the body will be glad to oblige.
I had Flipped. -Bryce Loski
There’s no winning arguments with your parents, so why get all pumped up over them? It is way better to dive down and get out of the way than it is to get clobbered by some parental tidal wave.
It's disturbing how fast weeds take root in my garden of worthiness. They're so hard to pull. And grow back so easily.
So there I was, with the two hottest girls on campus, having lunch. I was "the man", the envy of every other guy in our school. Buddy, I was miserable." -Bryce Loski
Maybe my mother's right. Maybe there is more to Bryce Loski than I know. Maybe it's time to meet him in the proper light.
My grandfather stood beside me and looked across the street, too. "No, Bryce," he said softly. "She's the same as she's always been; you're the one who's changed." He clapped his hand on my shoulder and whispered, "And son, from here on out, you'll never be the same again.
...and I realized that Garrett was right about one thing- I had flipped. Completely.
But in my heart I knew the old Bryce was toast. There was no going back. Not to Garrett or Shelly or Miranda or any of the other people who wouldn't understand. Juli was different, but after all these years that didn't bother me anymore. I liked it. I liked her.
It’s funny to hear priests and nuns argue with each other.
I don’t think you’re aloud to be homeschooled if you don’t have a home.
I operate under the assumption that people don't notice the good in me. That's just how things always seem to play out. I get blamed, while con-artist kids like Venus, and Camille, and Gemma get believed. But the rescue lady noticed. In the background, just observing, she noticed.
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