50 The Hate U Give Quotes With Page Numbers

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The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas, is about a 16-year-old girl named Starr who witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best, Khalil, friend by the police. 

Kahlih’s death becomes a national story. Starr is the only one who knows what really happened that night. But she’s afraid that it could destroy her community and endanger her life.

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The Hate U Give Quotes With Page Numbers

“You need Saturday to recover and Sunday to repent.”

~Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give, Page 4

 

“It’s dope to be black until it’s hard to be black.”

~Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give, Page 11

 

“Pac said Thug Life stood for ‘The Hate U Give Little Infants Fucks Everybody’.”

~Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give, Page 17

 

“When I was twelve, my parents had two talks with me.

One was the usual birds and bees. Well, I didn’t really get the usual version. My mom, Lisa, is a registered nurse, and she told me what went where, and what didn’t need to go here, there, or any damn where till I’m grown. Back then, I doubted anything was going anywhere anyway. While all the other girls sprouted breasts between sixth and seventh grade, my chest was as flat as my back.

The other talk was about what to do if a cop stopped me.

Momma fussed and told Daddy I was too young for that. He argued that I wasn’t too young to get arrested or shot.

“Starr-Starr, you do whatever they tell you to do,” he said. “Keep your hands visible. Don’t make any sudden moves. Only speak when they speak to you.”

I knew it must’ve been serious. Daddy has the biggest mouth of anybody I know, and if he said to be quiet, I needed to be quiet.

I hope somebody had the talk with Khalil.”

~Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give, Pages 20, 21

 

“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, The Hate U Give, Page 34

 

“Something to live for, something to die for.”

~Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give, Pages 37, and 200

 

“God gave you a brain. You don’t need theirs.”

~Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give, Page 58

 

“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, Page 58

 

“The truth casts a shadow over the kitchen—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, Page 59

 

“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, Page 59

 

“Good-byes hurt the most when the other person’s already gone.”

~Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give, Page 66

 

“I hope none of them ask about my spring break. They went to Taipei, the Bahamas, Harry Potter World. I stayed in the hood and saw a cop kill my friend.”

~Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give, Page 77

 

“He got a tan over break. I used to tell him he was so pale he looked like a marshmallow. He hated that I compared him to food. I told him that’s what he got for calling me caramel. It shut him up.”

~Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give, Page 79

 

“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, The Hate U Give, Page 83

 

“Funerals aren’t for dead people. They’re for the living.”

~Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give, Page 122

 

“looked me in the eye and, said, ‘ Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right.”

~Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give, Page 154

 

“Right. Lack of opportunities,” Daddy says. “Corporate America don’t bring jobs to our communities, and they damn sure ain’t quick to hire us. Then, shit, even if you do have a high school diploma, so many of the schools in our neighborhoods don’t prepare us well enough. That’s why when your momma talked about sending you and your brothers to Williamson, I agreed. Our schools don’t get the resources to equip you like Williamson does. It’s easier to find some crack that it is the find a good school around here.
“Now, think ’bout this,” he says. “How did the drugs even get in our neighborhood? This is a multibillion-dollar industry we talking ’bout, baby. That shit is flown into our communities, but I don’t know anybody with a private jet. Do you?”
“No.”
“Exactly. Drugs come from somewhere, and they’re destroying our community,” he says. “You got folks like Brenda, who think they need them survive, and then you got the Khalils, who think they need to sell them to survive. The Brendas can’t get jobs unless they’re clean, and they can’t pay for rehab unless they got jobs. When the Khalils get arrested for selling drugs, they either spend most of their life in prison, another billion-dollar industry, or they have a hard time getting a real job and probably start selling drugs again. That’s the hate they’re giving us, baby, a system designed against us. That’s Thug Life.”

~Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give, Pages 169, 170

 

“That’s the hate they’re giving us, baby, a system designed against us. That’s Thug Life.”

~Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give, Page 170

 

“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, The Hate U Give, Page 196

 

“Don’t fall for that trap. That’s what they want. If you don’t wanna speak out, that’s up to you, but don’t let it be because you’re scared of them. Who do I tell you that you have to fear?” “Nobody but God.”

~Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give, Page 200

 

“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?”

~Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give, Page 203

 

“My son loved working in the neighborhood,” One-Fifteen’s father claims. “He always wanted to make a difference in the lives there.”

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, The Hate U Give, Page 245

 

“Are you serious right now?” Hailey asks. “What’s wrong with saying his life matters too?” “His life always matters more!” My voice is gruff, and my throat is tight. “That’s the problem!” “Starr!”

~Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give, Page 248

 

“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, Page 252

 

“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, The Hate U Give, Page 252

 

“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.”

~Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give, Page 256

 

“He was more than any bad decision he made.”

~Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give, Page 256

 

“What is Tumblr anyway? Is it like Facebook?”
“No, and you’re forbidden to get one. No parents allowed. You guys already took over Facebook.”

~Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give, Page 263

 

“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, The Hate U Give, Page 264

 

“If bravery is a medical condition, everybody’s misdiagnosed me.”

~Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give, Page 284

 

“I’d ask him if he wished he shot me too.”

~Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give, Page 290

 

“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, Page 290

 

“I’ve taught myself to speak with two different voices and only say certain things around certain people. I’ve mastered it.”

~Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give, Page 301

 

“Intentions always look better on paper than in reality.”

~Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give, Page 321

 

“Brave doesn’t mean you’re not scared. It means you go on even though you’re scared.”

~Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give, Page 331

 

“Brave doesn’t mean you’re not scared, Starr,” she says. “It means you go on even though you’re scared. And you’re doing that.”

~Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give, Page 331

 

“This is exactly what They expect you to do,” Momma says.
They with a capital T. There’s Them and then there’s Us. Sometimes They look like Us and don’t recognize They are Us.”

~Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give, Page 343

 

“Besties before testes.”

~Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give, Page 357

 

“My two worlds just collided. Surprisingly, everything’s all right.”

~Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give, Page 359

 

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

~Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give, Page 393

 

“DeVante’s got a point. What makes his name or our names any less normal than yours? Who or what defines ‘normal’ to you? If my pops were here, he’d say you’ve fallen into the trap of the white standard.”

~Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give, Page 401

 

“A hairbrush is not a gun.”

~Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give, Page 407 (first appearance)

 

“You can destroy wood and brick, but you can’t destroy a movement.”

~Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give, Page 409

 

“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, The Hate U Give, Page 441

 

“Once upon a time there was a hazel-eyed boy with dimples. I called him Khalil. The world called him a thug.”

~Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give, Page 443

 

“It’s also about Oscar.
Aiyana.
Trayvon.
Rekia.
Michael.
Eric.
Tamir.
John.
Ezell.
Sandra.
Freddie.
Alton.
Philando.
It’s even about that little boy in 1955 who nobody recognized at first—Emmett.”

~Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give, Page 443

 

“Once upon a time there was a hazel-eyed boy with dimples. I called him Khalil. The world called him a thug.”

~Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give, Page 443

 

“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, The Hate U Give, Page 443

 

“People are realizing and shouting and marching and demanding. They’re not forgetting. I think that’s the most important part.”

~Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give, Page 444

 

“Khalil, I’ll never forget.
I’ll never give up.
I’ll never be quiet.
I promise.”

~Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give, Page 444

 

“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, Last page of the Acknowledgments

 

“Your voices matter, your dreams matter, your lives matter. Be the roses that grow in the concrete.”

~Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give, Last page of the Acknowledgments

 

“Be roses that grow in the concrete.”

~Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give, Last page of the Acknowledgments

 

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