Nothing worse could happen to one than to be completely understood.
Photography is a major force in explaining man to man.
The death of a friendship was usually slow and insidious, like the wearing away of a hillside after years of too much rain. A handful of misunderstandings, a season of miscommunication, the passing of time, and where once stood two women with a dozen years of memories and tears and conversation and laughter—where once stood two women closer than sisters—now stood two strangers.
The supernatural is the natural not yet understood.
I believe in the incomprehensibility of God.
Nobody understands anyone 18, including those who are 18.
I can't understand it. I can't even understand the people who can understand it.
The skepticism of youth signals the beginning of a search for something actually worth trusting, both within one's own psyche and in the world. That's why teens, supposedly stuck in life's lost years, are often so unequivocal about what they love and what they hate, and so frustrated when they feel misunderstood. The adolescent spirit is not the spirit of the lost. It is the conviction that you are not lost — that wandering has a purpose, and that what you deserve more than anything is the freedom to walk awhile on your own path.
We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.
Relationships don't always make sense. Especially from the outside.
—Sarah Dessen in Along for the Ride
Ninety percent of most magic consists of knowing one extra fact.