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I knew I matured when I realized every situation doesn’t need a reaction, sometimes you just gotta leave people to do the lame stuff t...
Sometimes you’re 23 and standing in the kitchen of your house making breakfast and brewing coffee and listening to music that for some reaso...
I went away in my head, into a book. That was where I went whenever real life was too hard or too inflexible.
When you’re a kid, they tell you it’s all… Grow up, get a job, get married, get a house, have a kid, and that’s it. But the truth is, the wo...
Nobody looks like what they really are on the inside. You don’t. I don’t. People are much more complicated than that.
She was beautiful, but she was beautiful in the way a forest fire was beautiful: something to be admired from a distance, not up close.
A childhood without books – that would be no childhood. That would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find...
Words save our lives, sometimes.
You don’t pass or fail at being a person, dear.
Different people remember things differently, and you’ll not get any two people to remember anything the same, whether they were there or no...
Maybe growing up means disappointing the people we love.
I used to think the years would go by in order, that you get older one year at a time. But it’s not like that. It happens overnight.
I said to the sun, ‘Tell me about the big bang.’ The sun said, ‘it hurts to become.
Children are happy because they don’t have a file in their minds called ‘All the Things That Could Go Wrong.’
I’ve found that growing up means being honest. About what I want. What I need. What I feel. Who I am.
This is the thing: When you hit 28 or 30, everything begins to divide. You can see very clearly two kinds of people. On one side, people who...
I’ve found that growing up means being honest. About what I want. What I need. What I feel. Who I am.
Lately when I look at my parents, I notice all their wrinkles when they talk, and their dark circles, and the puffiness of their eyes when t...
Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others.