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The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas

  • “At an early age I learned that people make mistakes, and you have to decide if their mistakes are bigger than your love for them.” 
  • “Brave doesn’t mean you’re not scared. It means you go on even though you’re scared.” 
  • “Once you’ve seen how broken someone is it’s like seeing them naked—you can’t look at them the same anymore.” 
  • “Good-byes hurt the most when the other person’s already gone.”
  • “Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right.” 
  • “You have to decide if the relationship is worth salvaging. Make a list of the good stuff, then made a list of the bad stuff. If one outweighs the other, then you know what you gotta do. Trust me, that method hasn’t failed me yet. . . . What if the good doesn’t outweigh the bad? . . . Then let her go. And if you keep her in your life and she keeps doing the bad, let her go.” 
  • “Don’t let them put words in your mouth. God gave you a brain. You don’t need theirs.”
  • “When you’re a kid in a one-bedroom in the projects, rich is the best thing anybody can be.”
  • “Funerals aren’t for dead people. They’re for the living.”
  • “People say misery loves company, but I think it’s like that with anger too.” 
  • “What’s the point of having a voice if you’re gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn’t be?”
  • “I’ll never forget. I’ll never give up. I’ll never be quiet.
    I promise.”
  • “But you just choose because that’s where you want to be. Not because you were trying to do somebody else’s job. You hear me?”
  • “Intentions always look better on paper than in reality.” 
  • “Be roses that grow in the concrete.” 
  • “It’s dope to be black until it’s hard to be black.”
  • “You can destroy wood and brick, but you can’t destroy a movement.” 
  • “When you fight, you put yourself out there, not caring who you hurt or if you’ll get hurt.”
  • “My parents haven’t raised me to fear the police, just to be smart around them.” 
  • “I’d ask him if he wished he shot me too.” 
  • “Thank you so much for having the bravery to do this.” There’s that word again. Bravery. Brave peoples’ legs don’t shake. Brave people don’t feel like puking. Brave people sure don’t have to remind themselves how to breathe if they think about that night too hard. If bravery is a medical condition, everybody’s misdiagnosed me.”
  • “But I realize that being real ain’t got anything to do with where you live.”
  • “You need Saturday to recover and Sunday to repent.”