Wendelin Van Draanen Quotes

Wendelin Van Draanen Quotes

It's easy to look back and see it, and it's easy to give the advice. But the sad fact is, most people don't look beneath the surface until it's too late.

You can't dwell on what might have been...and it's not fair to condemn him for something he hasn't done.

A painting is more than the sum of its parts,' he would tell me, and then go on to explain how the cow by itself is just a cow, and the meadow by itself is just grass and flowers, and the sun peeking through the trees is just a beam of light, but put them all together and you've got magic.

Words can't fix my life.
Words can't give me a family.
Words can't do jack.
You may be a teacher, Ms. Leone, but face it: You don't know squat.

Sometimes I get so caught up in my own problems that I forget how amazing the world is.

What I'm expecting is for you to behave like the gentleman I always thought you were.

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.

...Next time you're faced with a choice, do the right thing. It hurts everyone less in the long run.

Proper lighting is everything, Julianna.

What he did to my heart was sheer, inexplicable, magic.

I had liked him for all the wrong reasons.

You want me to be a man,older than you, who goes by the name of Roullard.

Sometimes a little discomfort in the beginning can save a whole lot of pain down the road.

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