A painting is more than the sum of its parts. A cow by itself is just a cow. A meadow by itself is just grass, flowers. And the sun peeking through the trees is just a beam of light. But you put them all together and it can be magic.
The higher I got, the more amazed I was by the view.
Some days the sunsets would be purple and pink. And some days they were a blazing orange setting fire to the clouds on the horizon. It was during one of those sunsets that my father's idea of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts moved from my head to my heart.
Sometimes a little discomfort in the beginning can save a whole lot of pain down the road.
Some of us get dipped in flat, some in satin, some in gloss. But every once in a while you find someone who's iridescent, and when you do, nothing will ever compare.
One’s character is set at an early age. I'd hate to see you swim out so far you can't swim back.
There is no assumption that you cannot blame them for what they have not done.
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
When she walked out of the door, I thought back to the first time I saw her. How could anybody, ever, have wanted to run away from Juli Baker.
And I realized Garrett was right about one thing: I had flipped. Completely.