Quotes from “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas

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Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right
And at the end of the day, you don’t kill someone for opening a car door. If you do, you shouldn’t be a cop.
The only thing worse than protective parents is protective older brothers.
Funny how it works with white kids though. It’s dope to be black until it’s hard to be black.
that’s why I hate it when somebody dies. People do stuff they wouldn’t usually do.
Faith isn’t just believing but taking steps toward that belief.
Good-byes hurt the most when the other person’s already gone.
I think we all wait for that one time though, that one time when it ends right.
I back away, only to find it behind me. . . .
instead of taking a chance and saying something that might break me, they’d rather say nothing at all.

But the silence is the worst.
your voices matter, your dreams matter, your lives matter. Be roses that grow in the concrete.
Khalil, I’ll never forget.

I’ll never give up.

I’ll never be quiet.
Because there will always be someone ready to fight. Maybe it’s my turn.
My anger is theirs, and theirs is mine.
numb to the pain of it. I wanna be numb to the pain of all of this.
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?
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.
That’s the hate they’re giving us, baby, a system designed against us. That’s Thug Life.”

they say everything has to do with economic system, and i do beleive this, but i think it's more complicated than that.

“I know you’re fed up, baby”—he nudges my chin—“but keep your head up.”
Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right.’”
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