A normal adolescent is so restless and twitchy and awkward that he can mange to injure his knee- not playing soccer, not playing football- but by falling off his chair in the middle of French class.
A normal adolescent isn't a normal adolescent if he acts normal.
Absence makes the heart grow frozen, not fonder.
Because we believe ourselves to be better parents than our parents, we expect to produce better children than they produced.
Becoming a grownup means understanding that when really bad things happen, that the answer to 'why me?' is 'why not me?'
Brevity may be the soul of wit, but not when someone's saying 'I love you.'
For some it takes a lifetime to find true love, But for the lucky ones a lifetime is merely enough to share the love they've found.
For we lose not only by death, but also by leaving and being left, by changing and letting go and moving on.
It is true that the present is powerfully shaped by the past. But it is also true that... insight at any age keeps us from singing the same sad songs again.
Losing is the price we pay for living. It is also the source of much of our growth and gain.
Love is the same as like except you feel sexier.
Mid-grade readers don't have short attention spans, they just have low boredom tolerance.
One advantage of marriage is that, when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you fall in again.
Our mother gives us our earliest lessons in love- and its partner, hate. Our father- our 'second other'- elaborates on them.
Recognize joy when it arrives in the plain brown wrappings of everyday life.
Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands- and then eat just one of the pieces.
Suffering makes you deep. Travel makes you broad. In case I get my pick, I'd rather travel.
Superstition is foolish, childish, primitive and irrational- but how much does it cost you to knock on wood?
Telling a lie is called wrong. Telling the truth is called right. Except when telling the truth is called bad manners and telling a lie is called polite.
The lives we lead are determined, for better and worse, by our loss experiences.
We begin life with loss. We are cast from the womb without an apartment, a charge plate, a job or a car. We are sucking, sobbing, clinging, helpless babies.
We love as soon as we learn to distinguish a separate 'you' and 'me.' Love is our attempt to assuage the terror and isolation of that separateness.
You end up as you deserve. In old age you must put up with the face, the friends, the health, and the children you have earned.
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