"Truth only means something when it's hard to admit."
"You have to love something before you can hate it."
"Life, he realize, was much like a song. In the beginning there is mystery, in the end there is confirmation, but it's in the middle where all the emotion resides to make the whole thing worthwhile."
"-Mom says it's because she has PMS.
-Do you even know what that means?
-I'm not a little kid anymore. It means pissed-at-mensyndrome."
"I mean, if the relationship can't survive the long term, why on earth would it be worth my time and energy for the short term?"
"I have faith that God will show you the answer. But you have to understand that sometimes it takes a while to be able to recognize what God wants you to do. That's how it often is. God's voice is usually nothing more than a whisper, and you have to listen very carefully to hear it. But other times, in those rarest of moments, the answer is obvious and rings as loud as a church bell."
"He stared at her, knowing with certainty that he was falling in love. He pulled her close and kissed her beneath a blanket of stars, wondering how on earth he'd been lucky enough to find her."
"He was ordinary in a world that loved the extraordinary."
""Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn't mean you love them any less. Sometimes it makes you love them even more."
"God, he suddenly understood, was love in its purest form, and in these last months with his children, he had felt His touch as surely as he had heard the music spilling from Ronnie's hands."
"Unless you had a popular video on YouTube
or could perform shows in front of thousands, musical ability meant nothing."
"What were the odds that she'd turn away at the same instant the ball came flying her way? And that she'd be holding a soda in a crowd at a volleyball game she didn't even want to watch, in a place she didn't want to be? In a million years, the same thing should probably never happen again. With odds like that, she should have bought a lottery ticket."
"Ironically, he'd yet to leave a good impression. First he'd spilled soda on her, next she'd seen him almost involved in a riot, and then this morning she'd believed him to be either lazy or an idiot."
"Everyone always noticed Ashley. She was like a flashing neon sign for anyone with an ounce of testosterone."