wendelin van draanen Quotes

Don't even try to talk to me when I'm watching the moon. That's my moon, baby.

- Wendelin Van Draanen

You got nothin' to lose but your self-respect.

- Wendelin Van Draanen, Flipped

One's character is set at an early age. The choices you make now will affect you for the rest of your life. I hate to see you swim out so far you can't swim back.

- Wendelin Van Draanen, Flipped

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

- Wendelin Van Draanen, Runaway

There’s no winning arguments with your parents, so why get all pumped up over them? It is way better to dive down and get out of the way than it is to get clobbered by some parental tidal wave.

- Wendelin Van Draanen

If chaos is a necessary step in the organization of one's universe, then I was well on my way.

- Wendelin Van Draanen, Flipped

I operate under the assumption that people don't notice the good in me. That's just how things always seem to play out. I get blamed, while con-artist kids like Venus, and Camille, and Gemma get believed. But the rescue lady noticed. In the background, just observing, she noticed.

- Wendelin Van Draanen, Runaway

One's character is set at an early age, son. The choices you make now will affect you for the rest of your life." He was quiet for a minute then dropped the curtain and said, "I hate to see you swim out so far you can't swim back.

- Wendelin Van Draanen

All of a sudden I didn't fit in anywhere. Not at school, not at home...and every time I turned around, another person I'd known forever felt like a stranger to me. Even I felt like a stranger to me.

- Wendelin Van Draanen, Flipped

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.

- Wendelin Van Draanen, Runaway

You focus on telling stories,
we do everything else.