“If bravery is a medical condition, everybody's misdiagnosed me.” ― Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give. Here are 27 The Hate U Give Quotes.

The Hate U Give Quotes

1. “Funny how it works with white kids though. It’s dope to be black until it’s hard to be black.” ― Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give

2. “Besties before testes.” ― Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give

3. “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.
Fairy tale? No. But I'm not giving up on a better ending.”
Angie Thomas

4. “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.”
Angie Thomas

5. “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?”
Angie Thomas

6. “When you fight, you put yourself out there, not caring who you hurt or if you'll get hurt.”
Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give

7. “What's the point of having a voice if you're gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn't be?”
Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give Quotes

8. “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 of having a voice if you're gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn't be?”
Angie Thomas

9. “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.”
Angie Thomas

10. “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.”
Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give

11. “Brave doesn't mean you're not scared. It means you go on even though you're scared.”
Angie Thomas

12. “Your voices matter, your dreams matter, your lives matter. Be the roses that grow in the concrete.”
Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give

13. “Good-byes hurt the most when the other person’s already gone.”
Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give

14. “Funerals aren’t for dead people. They’re for the living.”
Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give

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The Hate U Give Quotes

15. “People like us in situations like this become hashtags, but they rarely get justice. I think we all wait for that one time though, that one time when it ends right.”
Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give

16. “Be roses that grow in the concrete.”
Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give

17. “Intentions always look better on paper than in reality.”
Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give

18. “People say misery loves company, but I think it’s like that with anger too.”
Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give

19. “I’ve seen it happen over and over again: a black person gets killed just for being black, and all hell breaks loose. I’ve Tweeted RIP hashtags, reblogged pictures on Tumblr, and signed every petition out there. I always said that if I saw it happen to somebody, I would have the loudest voice, making sure the world knew what went down.
Now I am that person, and I’m too afraid to speak.”
Angie Thomas

20. “A hairbrush is not a gun.”
Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give

21. “It's dope to be black until it's hard to be black.”
Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give Quotes

22. “Don’t let them put words in your mouth. God gave you a brain. You don’t need theirs.”
Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give

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

24. “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.”
― Angie Thomas

25. “Pac said Thug Life stood for 'The Hate U Give Little Infants Fucks Everybody'.”
Angie Thomas

26. “Holy shit. Who the fuck complains about going to Harry Potter World? Or Butter Beer? Or wands?”
Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give

27. “You can destroy wood and brick, but you can't destroy a movement.”
Angie Thomas

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Best of The Hate U Give Quotes

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“You can destroy wood and brick, but you can't destroy a movement.” ― Angie Thomas
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“Once you've seen how broken someone is it's like seeing them naked—you can't look at them the same anymore.”― Angie Thomas
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“Intentions always look better on paper than in reality.” ― Angie Thomas

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Ian Warner has spent over 15 years building positive habits as a track athlete. He went on to become an All-American sprinter at Iowa State, and he represented Canada at the 2012 Olympics. Ian founded Habit Stacker and dedicated his life to helping people to develop winning habits.

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