“Money doesn't buy taste, personality, or common decency.”
“I’m not sure I want to go to prom. I’m not sure I want to share you with anyone.”
“I was stuck in a life I didn't remember, squeezed into the shell of this girl - this Samantha Joe Franco - and the more I learned about her, the more I was starting to hate her.”
“I can’t believe it took me this long to be here with you.”
“I can’t believe you’re actually here. That you are with me.”
“Screw practice. Our relationship is more important than a damn practice.”
“Things aren’t perfect. They are far, far from it,but they are getting there, and I wasn’t looking back. Not when there were so many good things in the future.”
“I didn't recognize the name on the street sign. Nothing about the rural road looked familiar or friendly. Tall, imposing trees and overgrown weeds choked the front of the dilapidated home. Windows were boarded up. There was a gaping hole where the front door had been. I shivered, wanting to be far away from here… wherever here was.”
“Don’t take this the wrong way, but I’m not proud of it. Even though you didn’t have that damn necklace on, as far as I knew, you were still with Del. And I’m not big on making out with another guy’s girlfriend.”
“Only that education deserves emphatically to be termed cultivation of the mind which teaches young people how to begin to think.”
“How are you off for drink? We have got everything in the world on board here. Can you catch?’ and almost immediately a large bottle of champagne was thrown from the gunboat to the shore. It fell in the waters of the Nile, but happily where a gracious Providence decreed them to be shallow and the bottom soft. I nipped into the water up to my knees, and reaching down seized the precious gift which we bore in triumph back to our mess.”
“I often thought of comparing life to a dream, because death always seemed to be an awakening.”
“Some people have a warped idea of living the Christian life. Seeing talented, successful Christians, they attempt to imitate them. For them, the grass on the other side of the fence is always greener. But when they discover that their own gifts are different or their contributions are more modest (or even invisible), they collapse in discouragement and overlook genuine opportunities that are open to them. They have forgotten that they are here to serve Christ, not themselves.”
“Algumas pessoas querem o simples, o banal e o tranquilo. Isso não faz com que as pessoas que querem o complicado, o extraordinário e o emocionante sejam gananciosas ou egoístas. Querer é querer, qualquer que seja o sonho.”
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