YA Authors We Love To Quote

“White shouldn't be the default any more than straight should be the default. There shouldn't even be a default.”

Becky Albertalli, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda


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“Hate isn’t the most dangerous thing, he’d said. Indifference is.”

Lauren Oliver, Delirium

“To really be a nerd, she'd decided, you had to prefer fictional worlds to the real one.”

Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl

“Each day means a new twenty-four hours. Each day means everything's possible again. You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time.”

Marie Lu

“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

“It’s okay how some stories leave off without an ending. Life doesn’t always deliver the one you would expect.”

Adam Silvera, More Happy Than Not

“Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.”

Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

“We are synonyms but not the same.”

Tahereh Mafi, Unravel Me

“Now, the truth is the one you won’t forget.”

Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

“It could have happened lots of ways. But this is the way it happened. This is the path we took. This is our story.”

Jenny Han, P.S. I Still Love You

“Sometimes a question can hurt more than an answer.”

Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride

“Love, it never dies. It never goes away, it never fades, so long as you hang on to it. Love can make you immortal”

Gayle Forman, If I Stay

“When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time.”

Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

“Trying to write about love is ultimately like trying to have a dictionary represent life. No matter how many words there are, there will never be enough.”

David Levithan, The Lover's Dictionary

“Sometimes the facts in my head get bored and decide to take a walk in my mouth. Frequently this is a bad thing.”

Scott Westerfeld, So Yesterday

“Write the kind of story you would like to read. People will give you all sorts of advice about writing, but if you are not writing something you like, no one else will like it either.”

Meg Cabot

"If we don't tell strange stories, when something strange happens we won't believe it.”

Shannon Hale, The Goose Girl

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