Wendy Mass quotes

  • The trick is that as long as you know who you are and what makes you happy, it doesn't matter how others see you.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Long #Matter #Make You Happy

  • Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Inspirational #Life #Kindness

  • Maybe some things aren't meant to be known. maybe there just meant to be accepted.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Accepted #Meant To Be

  • The sidelines may be safer but life is played on the field
    -- Wendy Mass

    #May #Fields #Life Is

  • A fight is going on inside me," said an old man to his son. "It is a terrible fight between two wolves. One wolf is evil. He is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other wolf is good. he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you." The son thought about it for a minute and then asked, "Which wolf will win?" The old man replied simply, "The one you feed.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Kindness #Regret #Lying

  • If nothing ever changed, there would be no such things as butterflies.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Butterfly #Would Be #Changed

  • My sweat smells like peanut-butter.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Sweat #Smell #Peanut Butter

  • Whoa!" she says as I plow into her. " What are you DOING? Get off me!" I hang on tight. "Can't a girl just hug her big sister?" She stops fighting me. "Are you dying? Am I dying? Did Grandma die? I laugh. "No one died." "Then get off!
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Girl #Grandma #Fighting

  • My eyes are bright, my hair has come loose from its ribbon, and Stella's scarf is waving around my neck. But that's not what I see when I look at the picture. I see three unlikely friends holding hands. And Ryan, Kenny, and Melanie are standing behind us, rapt. And in the sky above us, I see a miracle.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Eye #Hair #Hands

  • comparing what you see during an eclipse to the darkness at night is like comparing an ocean to a teardrop.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Ocean #Night #Darkness

  • and as streams of light fan out behind the darkened sun like the wings of a butterfly, i realize that i never saw true beauty until now.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Butterfly #Light #Wings

  • Whereever you end up;" Jack whispered into my ear."I wish you clear skies. Always
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Sky #Wish #Ears

  • My arms flew up of thier own accord knoking my bag down. I grabbed hold of the desk to keep myself from falling down.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Fall #Bags #Arms

  • I blend in the backgroud. when I arive for lunch my friends are surprised i'm not already there.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Lunch

  • The thing about leaving something behind for the last time is that you rarely realize you're doing it.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Leaving #Lasts #Realizing

  • I had been in the ditch for 2 and a half min. I wondered if my friends missed me.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Half

  • I blame my dad for my sweet tooth. His motto was 'Life is short; eat dessert first.' How can I argue with that?
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Sweet #Dad #Life Is Short

  • How can you, of all people, say everything will be alright?" He has a point. I consider my answer. "Well, it's better than saying 'Keep on crying, I'm sure things will just get worse,' right?
    -- Wendy Mass

    #People #Answers #Cry

  • I'm going to be so normal that when people look up normal in the dictionary, my name will be there.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Names #People #Normal

  • Just as I suspected, my room does look different, post-eclipse. It looks smalled, like it can't contain me anymore. After all, I've got a whole new world to see.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Looks #World #Rooms

  • And when he [the author of the universe] had compounded the whole, he divided it up into as many souls as there are stars, and allotted each soul to a star. And mounting them on their stars, as if on chariots, he showed them the nature of the universe and told them the laws of their destiny. - "Timaeus" by Plato 427-347 B.C.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Stars #Plato #Destiny

  • Everyone thinks I named my cat Mango because of his orange eyes, but that's not the case. I named him Mango because the sounds of his purrs and his wheezes and his meows are all various shades of yellow-orange.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Cat #Eye #Thinking

  • It's not an old book, or a treasure map. Nope. Staring up at me was a pile of rocks.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Book #Rocks #Maps

  • You take the flotsam," I tell her, "I'll take the jetsam." You always get the jetsam,"she says pretending to pout. "Do you ever think if poeple heard our conversations they'd lock us up?" All the time.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Thinking #Locks #Pretending

  • Do you ever think if people heard our conversations they'd lock us up?" All the time.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Funny #Thinking #People

  • A wise man once remarked that we can count how many seeds are in the apple, but not how many apples are in the seed.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Wise #Men #Apples

  • So softly Lizzy has to lean over to hear me, I say, 'I can't face the world until I know why I'm here.' You're kidding me.' I shake my head vehemently. 'No. I need to figure out my purpose. Until I do, what's the use of getting up?
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Purpose #Use #World

  • Life is short, have dessert first.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Life Is Short #Firsts #Dessert

  • Life is short...eat desert first!
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Life Is Short #Firsts #Desert

  • The people on the train with me don't know it, but in my head I'm dancing.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #People #Dancing #Train

  • They say the eyes are the window to the soul.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Eye #Soul #Window

  • Nothing nice you ever do for anyone is for no reason.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Nice #Reason

  • Hi People! ILOVE ELEVEN BIRTHDAYS AND A MANGO SHAPED SPACE
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Space #People #Eleven

  • I bet if you go through the rest of your life telling yourself, "I'm sparkling," you'll have a whole different energy and experience.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Energy #Different

  • I'm going to tell you a secret. Our lives are shaped by the future, not by the past. Once you decide how you want your life to be, all you need to do is live into that future.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Past #Secret #Want

  • I am not plain, or average or - God forbid - vanilla. I am peanut butter rocky road with multicolored sprinkles, hot fudge and a cherry on top.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Average #Fudge #Sprinkles

  • So we stand there, part of a crowd a thousand people strong, beaming up at the sky with wonder. I knew with a sudden certainty that wherever I am in the future - up in my treehouse, alone in the school cafeteria, or trying to figure out what my teachers are talking about, a part of me will always be right here, right now, wish that giant eye in the sky shining down on me, telling me it's going to be alright.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Teacher #Strong #School

  • The oversized chairs are white; the walls, covered with occasional landscape paintings, are white; and the plush carpet is the whitest of all. I'm insanely glad I didn't bring a cup of grape juice with me.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Wall #White #Juice

  • (T)he world is broken up into pieces, and...it's up to everyone to help put it all back together. It's about recognizing the spark of life in everyone and everything, and gluing those shards back together.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Broken #Together #Pieces

  • Life gives meaning to life. The answer to the meaning of life is hidden right there inside the question.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Giving #Answers #Meaning Of Life

  • Why do you like books so much?” he asked. Miles answered without taking his face away from the window. “You never know what you’ll learn when you open one. And if it’s a story, you sort of fall into it. Then you live there for a while, instead of, you know, living here.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Book #Fall #Faces

  • Some choices are forever....Just because people aren't in our lives anymore, doesn't mean they stop thinking about us and vice versa.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Mean #Thinking #People

  • ...I believe that once you find something you love, something that works, why keep looking for more? People always think there is something better around the corner. I decided a long time ago I'd stop wasting my time looking for something better and enjoy what I had.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Believe #Thinking #Long

  • If everyone waited to do something good until they had purely unselfish motivations, no good would ever get done in the world. The point is to do it anyway.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Motivation #Done #World

  • I've learned that if you wait long enough, you might get a second chance at something you gave up on. And sometimes you'll be the one to give the second chance to someone else.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Second Chance #Giving #Long

  • I've learned that almost anyone will help if you ask for it.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Helping

  • We are here because over billions of years, countless variables fell into place, any of which could have taken another path. We are essentially a beautiful fluke, as are the millions of other species with which we share this planet. Our cells are composed of atoms and dust particles from distant galaxies, and from the billions of living organisms that inhabited this planet before us.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Beautiful #Taken #Cells

  • if they make me watch that movie one more time, I will fall down on my knees and beg for mercy
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Fall #Knees #Watches

  • Sometimes the best things look the strangest.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Looks #Sometimes

  • When I was your age I knew nothing about the world or my place in it. I figured I'd be someone's wife, then someone's mother. It never occurred to me to be someone myself.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Mother #Wife #Age

  • When people see you're happy doing what you're doing, it sort of takes the power away from them to tease you about it.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Bullying #Power #People

  • I've learned that the universe doesn't care what our motives are, only our actions. So we should do things that will bring about good, even if there is an element of selfishness involved. Like the kids at my school might join the Key Club or Future Buisness Leaders of America, because it's a social thing and looks good on their record, not because they really want to volunteer at the nursing home. But the people at the nursing home still benefit from it, so it's better that the kids do it than not do it. And if they never did it, then they wouldn't find out that they actually liked it.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #School #Kids #Home

  • I've learned that everyone can do their part to repair the world
    -- Wendy Mass

    #World

  • It's a date," Leo repeats, and we shake on it.Leo's mother sticks her head in the door. "You guys are too young to be dating!" "Mom!"Leo cries,turning bright red.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Mom #Mother #Doors

  • You never know, life is short but it’s wide
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Life Is Short #Life Is

  • Its a very good book and i wish i read it first than anyone else!!!!
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Book #Wish #Firsts

  • Everything we think we know is really only perceived by our senses,' he explains patiently. 'The sounds we hear are just waves in the air; colors are electromagnetic radiation; your sense of taste comes from molecules that match a specific area on your tongue. Hey, if our eyes could access the infrared part of the light spectrum, the sky would be green and trees would be red. Some animals see in completely different ways, so who knows what colors look like to them. Nothing is really how we perceive it.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Eye #Animal #Thinking

  • I'm sorry for the randomness of what I wrote, Mr. Oswald. There's been a lot to absorb.' Without looking up, he says, 'Never apologize for writing your truth, Mr. Fink. There are no right or wrong answers.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Sorry #Writing #Answers

  • After all, they'd be busy for a while, they were Candymakers now, and they had a whole lotta candy to make.
    -- Wendy Mass

    #Busy #Candy