Book Quotes | Wonder by R.J. Palaci


Hey Guys! This week’s book is Wonder by R.J. Palacio. While a lot of people may think Wonder is middle grade/children’s book and why would someone in their twenties be reading it, it’s actually a really good book (and movie). It also has a lot of really good quotes and that’s why you’re here so here are some of my favorites!

“Everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their life, because we all overcometh the world.”

Wonder, RJ Palacio

This was my favorite quote for a long time because it just kind of feels empowering, maybe? I don’t know.

“Amos Conti’s precept: Don’t try too hard to be cool. It always shows, and that’s not cool.”

Wonder, RJ Palacio

I just thought this quote was funny and true.

“Here’s what I think: the only reason I’m not ordinary is that no one else sees me that way.”

Wonder, RJ Palacio


“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.”

Wonder, RJ Palacio

I can’t say that I enjoy going to doctors appointments, but this quote totally makes sense.

“I wish every day was 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.”

Wonder, RJ Palacio

YESSSSS. Enough said.

“The best way to measure how much you’ve grown isn’t by the inches or the number of laps you can run around the track, or even your grade point average — though these 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.”

Wonder, RJ Palacio

I really like this quote because it’s such a better way of saying to live your life well and to touch others lives as well.

“It’s not enough to be friendly. You have to be a friend.”

Wonder, RJ Palacio

I agree with this quote soo much. People pretend to be friendly all day long, it’s not enough. You have to be a friend. That doesn’t necessarily mean you have to hang out with this person, just be nice people.

“Mr. Browne’s September Precept: When the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind.”

Wonder, RJ Palacio


“Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.”

Wonder, RJ Palacio

YES. Very true.

“Kinder than is necessary. Because it’s not enough to be kind. One should be kinder than needed.”

Wonder, RJ Palacio

I’m not saying I’m this sweet amazing person, I have my moments just like everyone else, but I do agree with this quote.

“Now that I look back, I don’t know why I was so stressed about it all this time. Funny how sometimes you worry a lot about something and it turns out to be nothing.”

Wonder, RJ Palacio

I do this all the time, so I really liked this quote.

“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 memories people have of you.”

Wonder, RJ Palacio

I just really loved this quote.

Check out quotes from The Perks of Being a Wallflower from last week and more book quotes here.

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