Quotes from “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas

Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right
Kaisa
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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.
Yet I think it’ll change one day. How? I don’t know. When? I definitely don’t know. Why? Because there will always be someone ready to fight. Maybe it’s my turn.
Intentions always look better on paper than in reality.
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?
Tonight, they shot me too, more than once, and killed a part of me. Unfortunately for them, it’s the part that felt any hesitation about speaking out.
“Faith isn’t just believing but taking steps toward that belief.”
‘Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right.’
Funerals aren’t for dead people. They’re for the living.
Once you’ve seen how broken someone is it’s like seeing them naked—you can’t look at them the same anymore.
Good-byes hurt the most when the other person’s already gone
that’s why I hate it when somebody dies. People do stuff they wouldn’t usually do.
“So, what’s our punishment?” Seven asks.
“Go do your homework,” Momma says.
“That’s it?” I say.
“You’ll also have to help your dad at the store while you’re suspended.” She drapes her arms over Daddy from behind. “Sound okay, baby?”
He kisses her arm. “Sounds good to me.”
If you can’t translate Parentish, this is what they really said:
Momma: I don’t condone what you did, and I’m not saying it’s okay, but I probably would’ve done it too. What about you, baby?
Daddy: Hell yeah, I would’ve.
I love them for that.
We’re the ones who get the short end of the stick, but we’re the ones they fear the most.
Meaning what society give us as youth, it bites them in the ass when we wild out.
“You still got that old laptop? The one you had before we bought you that expensive-ass fruit one?”
I laugh. “It’s an Apple MacBook, Daddy.”
“It damn sure wasn’t the price of an apple. Anyway, you got the old one?”
“Yeah.”
That’s why people are speaking out, huh? Because it won’t change if we don’t say something.”
“Exactly. We can’t be silent
It’s been happening, and people will keep rioting until it changes. So I guess the system’s still giving hate, and everybody’s still getting fucked?”
Everybody’s pissed ’cause One-Fifteen hasn’t been charged,” I say, “but also because he’s not the first one to do something like this and get away with it.
how does Thug Life apply to the protests and the riots?”
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