... no matter how nice you are to some people, they'll turn their back on you the second they get the chance.
Because it's our choices that makes us who we are.
I think if everyone would write down the funny stories from their own childhoods, the world would be a better place.
You can't expect everyone to have the same dedication as you.
I'm probably something like 95% chicken nugget
Well, the problem is, it's not easy for me to think of ways to improve myself, because I'm pretty much one of the best people I know.
I labored for eight years thinking that I was writing a book for adults that was a nostalgic look back on childhood. Then my publisher informed me I'd written a children's book.
I think humor is key [to a successful middle-grade novel]. Kids like to read for entertainment, and the best way to entertain kids is to make them laugh.
My advice to authors would be to try to do something original rather than to try to anticipate what the market is looking for.
But the thing I’m finding out is some people don’t really appreciate it when you’r trying to be helpful.
See, when you're a little kid, nobody ever warns you that you've got an expiration date. One day you're hot stuff and the next day you're a dirt sandwich.
I'm having a seriously hard time getting used to the fact that summer is over and I have to get out of bed every morning to go to school.
So I've started wearing sweatpants to bed because I really don't need Santa seeing me in my underwear.
Dear Aunt Loretta, Thank you so much for the awesome pants! How did you know I wanted that for Christmas? I love the way the pants look on my legs! All my friends will be so jealous that I have my very own pants. Thank you for making this the best Christmas ever! Sincerely, Greg
I don't know what a guy needs to do to impress a girl these days.
If there's one thing I learned from Rodrick, it's to set people's expectations real low so you end up surprising them by practically doing nothing at all.
Greg starts a middle school and asks: Why is "bullies" such a big PROBLEM? And says people need to shave twice a day.
You and your group of nerds fall into a pit and it's full of dynamite and you blow up. The End.
The only reason I get out of bed at all on weekends is because eventually I can't stand the taste of my own breath any more.
Holly is the fourth-prettiest girl in the class, but the top 3 all have boyfriends. So a lot of guys like me are doing everything they can to get in good with her.
It's not easy to writing thank-you notes for the stuff you didn't want in the first place.
fish and visitors stink in 3 days.
I'll be famous one day, but for now I'm stuck in middle school with a bunch of morons." - Greg Heffley.
When you're used to having electricity and then all of a sudden it's taken away, you're basically just one step from being a wild animal.
First of all, let me get this straight: This is a JOURNAL, not a diary. I know what it says on the cover, but when Mom went out to buy this thing I SPECIFICALLY told her to get one that didn't say 'diary' on it.
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