Meg Waite Clayton quotes

  • we could hurt each other even when we weren't trying to, and that none of us was as perfect as we liked to pretend.
    -- Meg Waite Clayton

    #Hurt #Perfect #Trying

  • Mommies can't look gross!' J.J. protested.
    -- Meg Waite Clayton

    #Looks #Gross

  • Linda asked that morning what it was about Charlotte’s Web that Ally particularly liked; maybe it would help to think about that, since it was Ally’s model book. “I like the family that comes together in the barn,” Ally said without hesitation. “I like that they aren’t all the same thing; one is human and one’s a spider and one’s a pig. I like that it has nothing to do with blood relations, and everything to do with love.
    -- Meg Waite Clayton

    #Morning #Book #Thinking

  • Not every book is for every reader.
    -- Meg Waite Clayton

    #Book #Reader

  • Okay. If you want to do this thing with Marcus then fine. I’ll take it and deal with it. But when he hurts you. When he lets you down, I’ll be here. My arms are always open for you to run into. I want you happy and if you think this ***** will make you happy then fine. You need to live a little too. I can’t protect you from everything, but I can be here to hold you when he breaks your heart.

  • Hold her for me. Hold her tight. Don't let her be lonely. Don't let her hurt. Please.

  • You are magnificent beyond measure, perfect in your imperfections, and wonderfully made.

  • We fear our highest possibilities. We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments, under conditions of great courage. We enjoy and even thrill to godlike possibilities we see in ourselves in such peak moments. And yet we simultaneously shiver with weakness, awe, and fear before these very same possibilities.

  • We fear our highest possibility. We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.

  • I just graduated from high school, and I was working at Blockbuster. Not only did I get into movies while I was there, but I was putting away boxes and looking at the kids on the covers. It felt like windows into these seemingly perfect lives.

  • In trying to avoid one sin I've committed another.

  • I have a dreadful fear that the more you try to prevent revealing the self, the more you do.

  • If at first you don't succeed/You can dust it off and try again/Dust yourself off and try again.

  • I try to pick characters that I find interesting and complex and that I feel I can bring something of myself to.