Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

  • You don't have to be part of a couple to be happy, you know

    Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • I used to think that when I grew up there wouldn't be so many rules. Back in elementary school there were rules about what entrance you used in the morning, what door you used going home, when you could talk in the library, how many paper towels you could use in the rest room, and how many drinks of water you could get during recess. And there was always somebody watching to make sure.What I'm finding out about growing older is that there are just as many rules about lots of things, but there's nobody watching

    Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • One way to tell if you're really comfortable with a person is if you can be quiet together sometimes and not feel awkward. If you don't feel obligated to say something brilliant or funny or surprising or cool. You can just be together. You can just be

    Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • There were so many of these moments that could never be captured accurately, even in the camcorder, only in the heart

    Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • The world is full of unrequited love,' I said finally.'You and Patrick having problems?' Dad said, reaching around to get the butter out of the fridge.'No, I was just wondering what you would say if I was a lesbian.''Come again?' said Lester. 'I'm having a hard time following this conversation

    Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
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