36 "Rj Palacio" Quotes And Sayings

R.J. Palacio is the author of Wonder, a New York Times bestseller and winner of numerous awards including the Newbery Medal, the National Book Award, and the Printz Honor. She lives in New York with her husband and two sons.

Do people look the same when they go to heaven, mommy?"" I don't know. I don't think so."" Then how do people recognize each other?"" I don't know, sweetie. They just feel it. You don't need your eyes to love, right? R.J. Palacio
No, no, it's not all random, if it really was all random, the universe would abandon us completely. and the universe doesn't. it takes care of its most fragile creations in ways we can't see. like with parents who adore you blindly. and a big sister who feels guilty for being human over you. and a little gravelly-voiced kid whose friends have left him over you. and even a pink-haired girl who carries your picture in her wallet. maybe it is a lottery, but the universe makes it all even out in the end. the universe takes care of all its birds. R.J. Palacio
The best way to measure how much you've grown isn't by inches or the number of laps you can now run around the track, or even your grade point average-- though those things are important, to be sure. It's what you've done with your time, how you've chosen to spend your days, and whom you've touched this year. That, to me, is the greatest measure of success. R.J. Palacio
Sometimes I think my head is so big because it...
Sometimes I think my head is so big because it is so full of dreams R.J. Palacio
I actually like how doctors talk. I like the sound...
I actually like how doctors talk. I like the sound of science. I like how words you don't understand explain things you can't understand. R.J. Palacio
I think we're too young to be dating. I mean I don't see what the rush is." Summer says. "Yeah, I agree, " said August. "Which is kind of a shame, you know what with all those babes who keep throwing themselves at me and stuff? R.J. Palacio
The things we do outlast our mortality. The things we do are like monuments that people build to honor heroes after they've died. They're like the pyramids that the Egyptians built to honor the pharaohs. Only instead of being made of stone, they're made out of the memories people have of you. R.J. Palacio
Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define...
Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness. R.J. Palacio
I wish every day could be Halloween. We could all...
I wish every day could be Halloween. We could all wear masks all the time. Then we could walk around and get to know each other before we got to see what we looked like under the masks. R.J. Palacio
At first I thought he was laughing because his shoulders were shaking, but then he put his palms on his eyes and I realized he was crying. It was the quietest crying I've ever heard. Like a whisper. I was going to go over to him, but then I thought maybe he was whisper-crying because he didn't want me or anyone else to hear him. R.J. Palacio
You don't need your eyes to love, Right? R.J. Palacio
If you don't know what to do, just be kind. You can't go wrong. R.J. Palacio
Such a simple thing, kindness. Such a simple thing. A nice word of encouragement, given when needed. An act of friendship. A passing smile. R.J. Palacio
Always try to be a little kinder than necessary. R.J. Palacio
It's not enough to be kind. One should be kinder than needed. Why I love that line, that concept, is that it reminds me that we carry with us, as human beings, not just the capacity to be kind, but the very choice of kindness. And what does that mean? How is that measured? You can't use a yardstick. It's like I was saying just before: it's not like measuring how much you've grown in a year. It's not exactly quantifiable, is it? . R.J. Palacio
He meticulously tries to get every hair in place. He tilts his head to look at himself from different angles, like there's some magic perspective in the mirror that could change the dimensions of his face'- Olivia/ Via thinking R.J. Palacio
The only thing that I know that truly heals people is unconditional love. R.J. Palacio
It's so weird how that can be, how you could have a night that's the worst in your life, but to everybody else it's just an ordinary night. R.J. Palacio
The most important precept is to be aware of WHO WE ARE! “Who we are, ” he said, underlining each word as he said it. “Who we are! Us! Right? What kind of people are we? What kind of person are you? Isn’t that the most important thing of all? Isn’t that the kind of question we should be asking ourselves all the time? “What kind of person am I?Learning who you are is what your are here to do. R.J. Palacio
Sometimes when I have the feeling like I’m almost crying, it can turn into an almost-laughing feeling. R.J. Palacio