Book Quotes | The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give

I think we can all agree that The Hate U Give is a great book and an eye-opener for most. I really enjoyed reading this book and highlighting all of these amazing quotes. There were so many good quotes in this book and I’m sure I didn’t get them all, but here are the ones I did catch. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did and if you have any quotes I missed, let me know!

You can also read my review for The Hate U Give here.

 

 

“Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right.”

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.”

The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas

 

“That’s the problem. We let people say stuff, and they say it so much that it becomes okay to them and normal for us. What’s the point in having a voice if you’re going to be silent in those moments you shouldn’t be?”

The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas

 

“”Pac said Thug Life stood for ‘The Hate U Give Little Infants Fucks Everybody.”

The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas

 

“Once you’ve seen how broken someone is it’s like seeing them naked — you can’t look at them the same anymore.”

The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas

 

“Daddy once told me there’s a rage passed down to every black man from his ancestors, born the moment they couldn’t stop the slave masters from hurting their families. Daddy also said there’s nothing more dangerous than when that rage is activated.”

The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas

 

“To every kid in Georgetown and in all ‘the Gardens’ of the world: your voices matter, your dreams matter, your lives matter. Be roses that grow in the concrete.”

The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas

 

“Funny Slave masters thought they were making a difference in black people’s lives too. Saving them from their ‘wild African ways.’ Same shit, different century. I wish people like them would stop thinking that people like me need saving.”

The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas

 

“Brave doesn’t mean you’re not scared. It means you can go on even though you’re scared.”

The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas

 

“I can’t change where I come from or what I’ve been through, so why should I be ashamed of what makes me, me?”

The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas

 

“People like us in situations like these become hashtags, but rarely get justice. I think we all wait for the one time though, that one time when it ends right.”

The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas

 

“Goodbyes hurt the most when the other person is already gone.”

The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas

 

“Once upon a time there was a hazel-eyed boy with dimples. I called him Khalil. The world called him a thug. He lived, but not nearly long enough, and for the rest of my life, I’ll remember how he died. Fairytale? No. But I’m not giving up on a better ending.”

The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas

 

“Don’t let them put words in your mouth. God gave you a brain. You don’t need theirs.”

The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas

 

Check out last week’s book You’re Not that Great and other book quotes here.

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