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Quotes From Angie Thomas’ Book: The Hate U Give

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The Hate U Give title (with author and publisher)

In this post, you’ll find collected quotes from Angie Thomas’ book: The Hate U Give, with page numbers. 

Part 5: Thirteen Weeks After It — The Decision

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? That’s like being ashamed of myself.
— 441

We ain’t gotta live there to change things, baby. We just gotta give a damn.
— 436

You gotta earn my tolerance in increments.
— 427

You can destroy wood and brick, but you can’t destroy a movement.
— 409

People say misery loves company, but I think it’s like that with anger too.
— 393

The thump of his heart is better than any beat he’s ever made. My normal, in the flesh.
— 377

Part 4: Ten Weeks After It

I should be used to my two worlds colliding, but I never know which Starr I should be. I can use some slang, but not too much slang, some attitude, but not too much attitude, so I’m not a “sassy Black girl.” I have to watch what I say and how I say it, but I can’t sound “white.” Shit is exhausting.
— 357

Part 2: Five Weeks After It

Brave doesn’t mean you’re not scared […] it means you go on even though you’re not scared.
— 331

Intentions always look better on paper than in reality.
— 321

[…] you choose because that’s where you wanna be. Not because you trying to do somebody else’s job.
— 312

Being two different people is so exhausting. I’ve taught myself to speak with two different voices and only say certain things around certain people. I’ve mastered it [and] as much as I say I don’t have to choose which Starr I am […] maybe without realizing it, I have to an extent.
— 301

“All right now” is more than a greeting. It’s a simple way people let me know they got my back.
— 282

Part 1: When It Happens

Our friendship is based on memories. What do we have now?
— 265

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.
— 264

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.
— 252

What’s the point of having a voice if you’re gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn’t be.
— 252

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.
— 245 – 246

He’s been a cop for as long as Khalil was alive, and I wonder if in some sick twist of fate Khalil was only born for this man to kill.
— 245

[…] Faith isn’t just believing but taking steps toward that belief.
— 211

[…] sometimes right’s not good enough.
— 153

You can say something racist and not be a racist!
— Page 112

[…] one day you realize there’s a leader among you and your friends and it’s not you.
— Page 108

Once you’ve seen how broken someone is it’s like seeing them naked—you can’t look at them the same anymore.
— Page 83

Good-byes hurt the most when the other person’s already gone.
— Page 66

[…] don’t let them put words in your mouth. God gave you a brain. You don’t need theirs.
— Page 58

Funny how it works with white kids though. It’s dope to be Black until it’s hard to be Black.
— Page 11

Collected Book Quotes

AuthorBook TitleCitation Source

Jenifer Lewis

The Mother of Black Hollywood

Physical Book

The Hate U Give

Physical Book

Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

Leah on the Offbeat

Physical Book

Wendy Williams

Wendy’s Got The Heat

Physical Book

Trevor Noah

Born a Crime - Stories from a South African Childhood


Toni Morrison

The Bluest Eye

God Help The Child

Song of Solomon


Tar Baby

Physical Book

Taraji P. Henson

Around The Way Girl

Physical Book

Stephen Chbosky

Perks of Being a Wallflower

Physical Book

Shonda Rhimes

Year of Yes (How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person)



Lettin' It All Hang Out

Physical Book

Ransom Riggs

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children


Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor & Park


Michael Greenberg

Hurry Down Sunshine

Physical Book

Maya Angelou

Quotes From Biographies

Physical Book

Lemony Snicket

A Series of Unfortunate Events (The Bad Beginning & The Reptile Room)

Physical Book

Jay Asher

Thirteen Reasons Why

Mixed (Physical & E-Book)

Janet Mock

Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More

Surpassing Certainty — What My Twenties Taught Me

Physical Book


Iyanla Vanzant

Peace From Broken Pieces

Physical Book

John Green

The Fault In Our Stars

Looking For Alaska

Paper Towns

Mixed (Physical & E-Book)



Gabourey Sidibe

This Is Just My Face: Try Not To Stare

Physical Book

Gayle Forman

If I Stay

Where She Went


Diane Guerrero

In The Country We Love (My Family Divided)

Physical Book

Bryn Greenwood

All The Ugly And Wonderful Things


Blake Nelson

Recovery Road

Physical Book

Anna Akana

So Much I Wanna Tell You: Letters to My Little Sister

Physical Book

Alice Walker

The Color Purple

Physical Book

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Hiba Majid May 31, 2020 - 2:48 PM

with the whole George Floyd thing going down, you start to realize how relevant these kind of books are to our society. this has been my favorite book for a few years now. thanks so much for this. i don’t think you’ll ever be able to understand how much this meant to me.

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