Claire LaZebnik quotes

  • I got lost in him, and it was the kind of lost that's exactly like being found.
    -- Claire LaZebnik

    #Kind #Lost #Found

  • Every guy seems nice until he’s not.
    -- Claire LaZebnik

    #Nice #Guy

  • No one's family is normal. Normalcy is a lie invented by advertising agencies to make the rest of us feel inferior.
    -- Claire LaZebnik

    #Family #Lying #Agency

  • But I know how this romantic stuff works: one girl's perfect guy is another girl's reject. And right now I'm glad of it.
    -- Claire LaZebnik

    #Girl #Perfect #Guy

  • He only invited me because of you and Chase.' 'Right,' she said, following me inside. 'He's never shown the slightest interest in you before. I mean, he's never stared at you like you're the only person in the room when we're all together. Or sulked around for days because you turned him down for a dance. Or touched the sleeve of your sweater when he thinks no one's looking-' 'He's never done any of that,' I said. Then, less confidently, 'Has he?
    -- Claire LaZebnik

    #Mean #Thinking #Sweaters

  • Sometimes people say that kids with autism aren't capable of love. That's ridiculous. My son loves deeply. He's just doesn't communicate well.
    -- Claire LaZebnik

    #Kids #Son #Deep Love

  • For a long time our son ws a little boy with autism, which was a certain kind of challenge. Now that he's a teenager with autism - and a teenager who notices girls - we're faced with something else altogether.
    -- Claire LaZebnik

    #Girl #Teenager #Son

  • Don't think that there's a different, better child 'hiding' behind the autism. This is your child. Love the child in front of you. Encourage his strengths, celebrate his quirks, and improve his weaknesses, the way you would with any child.
    -- Claire LaZebnik

    #Children #Thinking #Autism

  • Value people because of who they were deep down, not because of their names or their parents’ clout.
    -- Claire LaZebnik

    #Names #People #Parent

  • Isabella: "Why are you being so mean to me?" Harry: "Because i love you" Isabella: "Does that ever work?" Harry: "On my mother it does." Isabella: "I'm not your mother." Harry: "I know that already, because I'm enjoying your company.
    -- Claire LaZebnik

    #Mother #Love You #Mean

  • Alex touches her arm. "You look nice." "Nice?" she repeats. "Try harder, Alex." He flushes adorably. "Really nice," he says. "Next time, try this," Harry says. He reaches for my hand. "Franny, I didn't know what beauty was until I saw you walking toward us a minute ago. "I like this better," I say, pulling away. "At least he sounded like he meant it." "I meant it," Harry says, almost irritably.
    -- Claire LaZebnik

    #Nice #Hands #Trying

  • I was isolated but not ostracized, ignored but not abused.
    -- Claire LaZebnik

    #Ignored #Isolated

  • ..."And then we played Ping-Pong—” “Not pool? I always assumed he was a billiards man—I mean, it’s so handy the way he keeps a stick up his—
    -- Claire LaZebnik

    #Mean #Men #Way

  • Basically, the world is a giant shithole. But some of us are capable of imagining something better.
    -- Claire LaZebnik

    #Giants #World #Something Better

  • Juliana's a year older than me, but she sometimes seems younger - mostly because she's the opposite of cynical and I'm the opposite of the opposite of cynical.
    -- Claire LaZebnik

    #Years #Opposites #Cynical

  • He can’t ground her if he’s already killed her,” I pointed out when Juliana quoted this to me. “Well, he can, but it wouldn’t have the same impact.
    -- Claire LaZebnik

    #Impact #Wells

  • I cursed myself not only for forgetting to turn my phone off but for ever thinking that having a rock music ringtone was cool.
    -- Claire LaZebnik

    #Thinking #Phones #Rocks

  • Man, I hated not being able to figure someone out. And from the slightly uncertain look he gave me as we all went to class, I suspected he felt the same way.
    -- Claire LaZebnik

    #Men #Class #Looks

  • Everyone at Coral Tree Prep was good-looking. Really. Everyone. I didn't see a single fat or ugly kid all morning. Maybe they just locked them up at registration and didn't let them out again until graduation.
    -- Claire LaZebnik

    #Morning #Kids #Tree

  • He was wearing a plain white oxford unbuttoned over a T-shirt, but something about the way they fit made him look put together, like an Abercrombie model (well, like an Abercrombie model who had remembered to put on a shirt that morning).
    -- Claire LaZebnik

    #Morning #Oxford #White

  • And Derek was... what? A pair of dark eyes that hid more than they revealed and some broad shoulders and a mouth that could be cold and thin and then suddenly widen into a generous grin just when you thought such a thing was impossible.
    -- Claire LaZebnik

    #Eye #Dark #Mouths

  • I want a tutor,” Layla said. “It would make doing homework so much easier.” “Me too,” said Kaitlyn. “If Layla gets one, I get one.” “No daughter of mine will ever have a tutor,” Dad said. “What if we’re failing a course?” asked Layla. His graying eyebrows drew together. “If you fail a single course, young lady, we will pull you out of school and get you a job scrubbing toilets for the rest of your life.
    -- Claire LaZebnik

    #Daughter #Jobs #Dad