a. As I peeked over a kid's shoulder during writer's notebook time (they choose the topic): "Reading used to suck, but I'm starting to get into it. Once you like a story, it's easy."
b. In a discussion about human nature as we start our new unit: "I thought I agreed, but then I talked to Nathan, and he changed my mind."
The second one reminds me of this gem of a poem by Taylor Mali. You should check it out if you don't know it: