13 Reasons Why Quotes (List)

In this blog post we talk about the 13 reasons why book and show.

We also collected some beautiful, but heartbreaking 13 reasons why quotes. Spoiler alert!

The book

Thirteen Reasons Why,  is a contemporary YA (Young Adult) novel by Jay Asher. 

Plot: Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch.

Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker––his classmate and crush––who committed suicide two weeks earlier.

Hannah’s voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them.

If he listens, he’ll find out why. 

Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide.

He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah’s pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.

The show

13 Reasons Why is an American Netflix series based on the 2007 novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher and adapted by Brian Yorkey for Netflix. Diana Son and Brian Yorkey are co-showrunners on the series.  

Originally conceived as a film set to be released by Universal Pictures with Selena Gomez in the lead role, the adaptation was picked up as a television series by Netflix in late 2015. Gomez served as an executive producer.

The series premiered on March 31, 2017, attracting 6.08 million U.S. viewers in the first three days; and its second season released on May 18, 2018, (Although the second season is not related to the original book, unlike the first season).

 In 2018, 13 Reasons Why was the most watched Netflix show. The series was renewed on June 6, 2018, for a third season, which premiered on August 23, 2019.

On August 1, 2019, 13 Reasons Why was renewed for a fourth and final season.

The series received universal acclaim from critics and audiences, who praised its subject matter and casting.

While this challenging story can help families start useful conversations about issues like bullying, sexual assault, and depression, the way these issues are addressed go against the advice of many mental health experts and may be confusing for some viewers, especially younger ones. 

To this end, Netflix has added trigger warnings to episodes that contain especially graphic or disturbing content, as well as brief videos with cast members stating that kids already at risk for depression and other mental health issues may not want to watch the show. 

Below you will find the most inspirational and both heart-breaking 13 reasons why quotes. 

5 “13 reasons why” quotes

1. “A flood of emotions rushes into me. Pain and anger. Sadness and pity. But most surprising of all, hope.”

2. “I hope you’re ready, because I’m about to tell you the story of my life. More specifically, why my life ended. And if you’re listening to these tapes, you’re one of the reasons why.”

3. “In the end….everything matters.”

4. “I sat. And I thought. And the more I thought, connecting the events in my life, the more my heart collapsed.”

5.  “I’m listening to someone give up. Someone I knew—someone I liked. I’m listening… but still, I’m too late.”

15 “13 reasons why” quotes

1.  “You don’t know what goes on in anyone’s life but your own. And when you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re not messing with just that part. Unfortunately, you can’t be that precise and selective. When you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re messing with their entire life. Everything. . . affects everything.”

2.  “No one knows for certain how much impact they have on the lives of other people. Oftentimes, we have no clue. Yet we push it just the same.”

3.  “You can’t stop the future

You can’t rewind the past

The only way to learn the secret

…is to press play.”

4.  “A lot of you cared, just not enough.”

5.   “But you can’t get away from yourself. You can’t decide not to see yourself anymore. You can’t decide to turn off the noise in your head.”

6.  “If my love were an ocean,

there would be no more land.

If my love were a desert,

you would see only sand.

If my love were a star-

late at night, only light.

And if my love could grow wings,

I’d be soaring in flight.”

7.   “You can’t go back to how things were. How you thought they were. All you really have is…now.”

8.  “Sometimes we have thoughts that even we don’t understand. Thoughts that aren’t even true—that aren’t really how we feel—but they’re running through our heads anyway because they’re interesting to think about.”

9.  “Everything…affects everything”

10.            “ If you hear a song that makes you cry and you don’t want to cry anymore, you don’t listen to that song anymore.

But you can’t get away from yourself. You can’t decide not to see yourself anymore. You can’t decide to turn off the noise in your head.”

11.            “It’s hard to be disappointed when what you expected turns out to be true.”

12.            “Soul Alone by Hannah Baker

I meet your eyes

you don’t even see me

You hardly respond

when I whisper

hello

Could be my soul mate

two kindred spirits

Maybe we’re not

I guess we’ll never

know

My own mother

you carried me in you

Now you see nothing

but what I wear

People ask you

how I’m doing

You smile and nod

don’t let it end

there

Put me

underneath God’s sky and

know me

don’t just see me with your eyes

Take away

this mask of flesh and bone and

See me

for my soul

alone”

13.            “When you try rescuing someone and discover they can’t be reached, why would you ever throw that back in their face?”

14.            “I wanted people to trust me, despite anything they’d heard. And more than that, I wanted them to know me. Not the stuff they thought they knew about me. No, the real me. I wanted them to get past the rumors. To see beyond the relationships I once had, or maybe still had but that they didn’t agree with.”

15. “Like driving along a bumpy road and losing control of the steering wheel, tossing you—just a tad—off the road. The wheels kick up some dirt, but you’re able to pull it back. Yet no matter how hard you try to drive straight, something keeps jerking you to the side. You have so little control over anything anymore. And at some point, the struggle becomes too much—too tiring—and you consider letting go. Allowing tragedy… or whatever… to happen.”

20 “13 reasons why” quotes

1. “You can hear rumors. But you can’t know them.”

2. “Sometimes we have thoughts that even we don’t understand. Thoughts that aren’t even true—that aren’t really how we feel—but they’re running through our heads anyway because they’re interesting to think about.

If you could hear other people’s thoughts, you’d overhear things that are true as well as things that are completely random. And you wouldn’t know one from the other. It’d drive you insane. What’s true? What’s not? A million ideas, but what do they mean?”

3. “That’s why you did it. You wanted your world to collapse around you. You wanted everything to get as dark as possible.”

4. “After all, how often do we get a second chance?”

5. “How can you call it love when it hurt you so badly?”

6. “It was love because it was worth it.”

7. “I can’t. You can’t rewrite the past.”

8. “Maybe it didn’t seem like a big deal to you Zach. But now, I hope you understand. My world was collapsing. I needed those notes. I needed any hope those notes might have offered. And you? You took that hope away. You decided I didn’t deserve to have it. ”

9. “But sometimes there’s nothing left to do but move on.”

10.   “Fun drunks make a nice addition to any party. Not looking to fight. Not looking to score. Just looking to get drunk and laugh.”

11.   “I’m sorry.” Once again, those were the words. And now, anytime someone says I’m sorry, I’m going to think of her.”

12.   “Because when you’re posed, you know someone’s watching. You put on your very best smile. You let your sweetest personality shine.”

13.   “And after I dropped him off, I took the longest possible route home… I explored alleys and hidden roads I never knew existed. I discovered neighborhoods entirely new to me. And finally… I discovered I was sick of this town and everything in it.”

14.   “I hate not knowing what to believe anymore. I hate not knowing what’s real.”

15.   “Normally when a person has a stellar image another person’s waiting in the wings to tear them apart. They’re waiting for that one fatal flaw to expose itself.”

16.   “Betrayal. It’s one of the worst feelings.”

17.    “You don’t know what goes on in anyone’s life but your own.”

18.   “Suicide. It’s something I’ve been thinking about. Not too seriously, but I have been thinking about it.”

That’s the note. Word for word. And I know it’s word for word because I wrote it dozens of times before delivering it. I’d write it, throw it away, write it, crumple it up, throw it away.

But why was I writing it to begin with? I asked myself that question every time I printed the words onto a new sheet of paper. Why was I writing this note? It was a lie. I hadn’t been thinking about it. Not really. Not in detail. The thought would come into my head and I’d push it away.

But I pushed it away a lot.”

19.   “I could picture life—school and everything else—continuing on without me. But I could not picture my funeral. Not at all. Mostly because I couldn’t imagine who would attend or what they would say.”

20. “I left. When I should have stayed.”

25 “13 reasons why” quotes

1. “When the right moment appears, the key is to not let it pass.”

2. “What you don’t understand, you can make mean anything.”

3. “Because it may seem like a small role now, but it matters. In the end, everything matters.”

4. “A week went by and nothing. But eventually, as they always will, the rumors reached me. And everyone knows you can’t disprove a rumor.”

5. “It may seem that every time someone offers you a hand up, they just let go and you slip further down.”

6. “If you’re angry, you don’t have to write a poem dealing with the cause of your anger. But it needs to be an angry poem. So go ahead… write one. I know you’re at least a little bit angry with me.

And when you’re done with your poem, decipher it as if you’d just found it printed in a textbook and know absolutely nothing about its author. The results can be amazing…and scary. But it’s always cheaper than a therapist.”

7. “Maybe if I forgot things once in a while, we’d all be a little bit happier.”

8. “How many times had I let myself connect with someone only to have it thrown back in my face?”

9. “Do you remember the last thing you said to me? The last thing you did to me? And what was the last thing I said to you? Because trust me when I said it I knew it was the last thing I’d ever say.”

10.   “How in the world was I alone? Because I wanted to be. That’s all I can say. It’s all that makes sense to me.”

11.   “When you hold people up for ridicule, you have to take responsibility when other people act on it.”

12.    “Maybe you didn’t know what people thought of you because they themselves didn’t know what they thought of you. Maybe you didn’t give us enough to go on, Hannah.”

13.   “My breathing begins to slow. The tension in my muscles starts to relax.

Then, a click in the headphones. A slow breath of air.

I open my eyes to bright moonlight.

And Hannah, with warmth.

Thank you.”

14.   “But I need to wake up somehow. Or maybe not. Maybe it’s best to get through the day half-asleep. Maybe that’s the only way to get through today.”

15.   “Here’s a tip. If you touch a girl, even as joke, and she pushes you off, leave… her… alone. Don’t touch her. Anywhere! Just stop. Your touch does nothing but sicken her.”

16.   “When you are done listening to all thirteen sides – because there are thirteen sides to every story – rewind the tapes, put them back in the box, and pass them on to whoever follows your little tale. And you, lucky number thirteen, you can take the tapes straight to hell. Depending on your religion, maybe I’ll see you there.”

17.   “He looks out into the empty street, allowing me to sit in his car and just miss her. To miss her each time I pull in a breath of air. To miss her with a heart that feels so cold by itself, but warm when thoughts of her flow through me.”

18.   “His door is closed behind me. It’s staying closed.

He’s letting me go.

I think I’ve made myself very clear, but no ones stepping forward to stop me.

A lot of you cared, just not enough. And that…that is what i needed to find out.

And I did find out.

And I’m sorry.”

19.   “I don’t know what’s going on with you,’ the man says from across the counter, ‘but I’m not taking your money.’ He blows into a straw and pinches both ends shut.

I shake my head and reach back for my wallet. ‘No, I’ll pay.’

He winds the straw tighter and tighter. ‘I’m serious. It was only a milkshake. And like I said, I don’t know what’s going on, and I don’t know how I can help, but something’s clearly gone wrong in your life, so I want you to keep your money.’ His eyes search mine, and I know he means it.

I don’t know what to say. Even if the words would come, my throat is so tight it won’t let them escape.”

20.   “Hannah wasn’t my first kiss, but the first kiss that mattered: the first kiss with someone who mattered.”

21.   “Could be my soul mate / two kindred spirits / Maybe we’re not / I guess we’ll never / know”

22.   “Everything seemed good, but I knew it had the potential to be awful.”

23.   “My heart and my trust were in the process of collapsing. And that collapse created a vacuum in my chest.”

24.   “I repeat his words in my head. What’s going on? What’s going on? Oh, well, since you asked, I got a bunch of tapes in the mail today from a girl who killed herself. Apparently, I had something to do with it. I’m not sure what that is, so I was wondering if I could borrow your Walkman to find out.

‘Not much,’ I say.”

25.  “We didn’t get that chance because I was afraid. Afraid I had no chance with you.”

30 “13 reasons why” quotes

1. “I was too weak to walk. At least, I thought I was too weak. But in truth, I was too weak to try.”

2. “That’s what i love about poetry. The more abstract, the better. The stuff were your not sure what the poets talking about. You may have an idea, but you cant be sure. Not a hundred percent. Each word, specifically chosen, could have a million different meanings. Is it a stand-in ―a symbol for another idea? Does it fit into a larger, more hidden, metaphor?

…I hated poetry until someone showed me how to appreciate it. He told me to see poetry as a puzzle. Its up to the reader to decipher the code, or the words, based on everything they know about life and emotions.”

3. “I needed a break… from myself.”

4. “And when you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re not messing with just that part. When you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re messing with their entire life.”

5. “Watching those guys pummel each other so no one would suspect them of being weak was too much for me. Their reputations were more important than their faces.”

6. “Because I’ve heard so many stories that I don’t know which one is the most popular. But I do know which is the least popular. The truth.”

7. “If you could hear other people’s thoughts, you’d overhear things that are true as well as things that are completely random. And you wouldn’t know one from the other. It’d drive you insane. What’s true? What’s not? A million ideas, but what do they mean?”

8. “Then come to realize that you’re making mountains out of molehills. Realize how petty you’ve become. Sure, it may feel like you can’t get a grip on this town. It may seem that every time someone offers you a hand up, they just let go and you slip further down. But you must stop being so pessimistic, Hannah, and learn to trust those around you. So I do. One more time.”

9. “If time was a string connecting all of your stories, that party would be the point where everything knots up. And that knot keeps growing and growing, getting more and more tangled, dragging the rest of your stories into it.”

10.   “If I had a chance with him, I missed it. No, I didn’t miss it. I threw it away.”

11.   “Was I disappointed when you said good-bye to me? Not much. It’s hard to be disappointed when what you expected turns out to be true.”

12.   “Why does it say she has three hundred and twenty friends?” Josh asks. “Who has that many friends?”

13.   “There are some sick and twisted people out there, Alex – and maybe I’m one of them – but the point is, when you hold people up for ridicule, you have to take responsibility when other people act on it.”

14.    “They were like two magnets who couldn’t decide whether to attract or repel.”

15.   “What the hell happened to Pluto?!”

16.   “Don’t give up on me now. I’m sorry. I guess that’s an odd thing to say. Because isn’t that what I’m doing? Giving up?”

17.   “And as I stood there in the hallway―alone―trying to understand what had just happened and why, I realized the truth: I wasn’t worth an explanation―not even a reaction. Not in your eyes.”

18.   “Rejection always hurts, but having it come from my best friend was the worst.”

19.   “People grow apart, and sometimes, there nothing anyone can do about it.”

20.   “Hello, boys and girls. Hannah Baker here. Live and in stereo. No return engagements. No encore. And this time, absolutely no requests. I hope you’re ready, because i’m about to tell you the story of my life. More specifically, why my life ended. And if you’re listening to theses tapes, you’re one of the reasons why.

Now, why would a dead girl lie?”

21.    “This time, for the first time, I saw the possibilities in giving up. I even found hope in it.”

22.    “And at some point, the struggle becomes too much-too tiring-and you consider letting go. Allowing tragedy… or whatever… to happen.”

23.   “This was not a spurr-of-the-moment decision. Do not take me for granted… again.”

24.   “You need to figure out what you want, Josh. If that means you need to swim against the tide to get it, at least youre aiming for something that could make you very happy.”

25.   “We all know the sound a camera makes when it snaps a picture. Even some of the digitals do it for nostalgia’s sake.”

26.   “Yes, it feels great to plan your life when you believe everything can turn out fine. But what about when you’re shown, again and again, how little control you have over anything? No matter what I do to try to fix my future, it doesn’t work.”

27.   “You told me I wrote that poem because I was afraid of dealing with myself. And I used my mom as an excuse, accusing her of not appreciating or accepting me, when I should have been saying those words into a mirror.”

28.   “Justin, honey, you were my very first kiss. My very first hand to hold. But you were nothing more than an average guy. And I don’t say that to be mean- I don’t. There was just something about you that made me need to be your girlfriend to this day I don’t know exactly what that was. But it was there.. and it was amazingly strong. -Thirteen Reasons Why”

29.   “I want to look back. To look over my shoulder and see the Stop sign with huge reflective letters, pleading with Hannah. Stop!”

30. “It’s your heart. No one else gets a say in that.”

13 Reasons Why Quotes (List)

35 “13 reasons why” quotes

1. “And what about you-the rest of you-did you notice the scars you left behind? No. Probably not. Because most of them can’t be seen with the unaided eye.”

2. “I don’t know exactly what it is, but it looks like interconnected websites where people show their photos and write about everything going on in their lives, like whether they found a parking spot or what they ate for breakfast.”

“But why?” Josh asks.”

3. “And everyone knows you can’t disprove a rumor.”

4. “But I do know which is the least popular. The truth.”

5. “Because what if I got to know you and you turned out to be just like they said? What if you weren’t the person I hoped you were?

That, more than anything, would have hurt the most.”

6. “I’m sorry.”

7. “I didn’t feel physically sick. But mentally. My mind was twisting in so many ways. (…) We once saw a documentary on migraines. One of the men interviewed used to fall on his knees and bang his head against the floor, over and over during attacks. This diverted the pain from deep inside his brain, where he couldn’t reach it, to a pain outside that he had control over.”

8. “People think what they want. That’s what I’ve had to accept,” he says. “I can fight it, but that’s exhausting. I can feel hurt about it, but that’s torture. Or I can decide it’s their loss.”

9. “To miss her each time I pull in a breath of air. To miss her with a heart that feels so cold by itself, but warm when thoughts of her flow through me.”

10.   “Half of them kept repeating my name, trying to get it right, while the other half laughed.

But they were harmless. Fun drunks make a nice addition to any party: Not looking to fight. Not looking to score. Just looking to get drunk and laugh.

I remember those guys. Like the mascots of the party.

“Clay! Whatcha doon here? Bah-ha-ha-ha!”

11.   “No!

I scream through the bars. Over the trees.”No!”

Do not let her leave.

Do not let her leave that room!

He’s not coming.”

12.   “I waited a second. Should I?

No… but I will.”

13.   “I take a slow sip of lukewarm coffee, reopen the book, and read the words scribbled in red ink near the top: Everyone needs an olly-olly-oxen-free.”

14.    “And like I said, I didn’t know him very well, but my ears perked up whenever I heard his name. I guess I wanted to hear something – anything – juicy. Not because I wanted to spread gossip. I just couldn’t believe someone could be that good.

If he was actually that good… wonderful. Great! But it became a personal game of mine. How long could I go on hearing nothing but good things about Clay Jensen?

Normally, when a person has a stellar image, another person’s waiting in the wings to tear them apart. They’re waiting for that one fatal flaw to expose itself.

But not with Clay.”

15.   “I guess that’s the point of it all. No one knows for certain how much impact they have on the lives of other people. Oftentimes, we have no clue. Yet we push it just the same”

16.   “ Imagine ten or tweleve orange chairs arrainged in a circle, with the happy woen from the flyer sitting at opposite ends. Only problem was, from day one, they weren’t happy. Someone, whoever made that flyer, must have digitally turned their frowns upside down.

They wrote about death. About the evilness of men. About the destruction of-and I quote- “the greenish, bluish orb with wisps of white.”

Seriously, that’s how they descibed it. They went on to call Earth a knocked-up gaseous alien needing an abortion.”

17.   “Will I ever get control of my life? Will I always be shoved back and pushed around by those I trust?”

18.    “And concentrating on the spot where the two spindles should be is the closest I get to looking Hannah’s eyes as she tells my story.”

19.    “No one know for certain how much impact they have on the lives of other people. Oftentimes, we have no clue.”

20.   “Because our lies matched. It was a sign.”

21.    “I can’t believe I just heard the last words I’ll ever hear from Hannah Baker.

“I’m sorry.” Once again, those were the words. And now, anytime someone says I’m sorry, I’m going to think of her.”

22.   “One little ripple started today could create a typhoon fifteen years from now.”

23.   “She wants to believe my excuses so bad. Every time I lie, she wants to believe me so much.”

24.   “It’s nothing. A school project. My go-to answer for anything. Staying out late? School project. Need extra money? School project.”

25.    “That’s when I said it. That’s when I whispered to her, “I’m so sorry.” Because inside, I felt so happy and sad at the same time. Sad that it took me so long to get there. But happy that we got there together.”

26.    “You don’t need to watch out for me, Clay.”

But I did, Hannah. And I wanted to. I could have helped you. But when I tried, you pushed me away.

I can almost hear Hannah’s voice speaking my next thought for me. “Then why didn’t you try harder?”

27.   “That’s what I love about poetry. The more abstract, the better. The stuff where you’re not sure what the poet’s talking about. You may have an idea, but you can’t be sure. Not a hundred percent. Each word, specifically chosen, could have a million different meanings.”

28.   “Josh will begin disappearing into a future where the only place he and I remain friends is on the Internet.”

29.   “The longer you wait, and this is true, the slower the hands will move.”

30.   “Maybe it’s not as important to you as it was for me, but that’s not for you to decide.”

31.    “Two steps behind her, I say her name. “Skye.”

32.   “It seemed like you could know me. Like you could understand anything I told you. And the more we spoke, I knew why. The same things excited us. The same things concerned us”.”

33.   “Why would anyone say this stuff about themselves on the Internet? It’s crazy!”

34.   “I decided to find out how people at school might react if one of the students never came back.”

35.   “And I kept thinking, over and over, is this what it feels like to go insane?”

40 “13 reasons why” quotes

1. “I swear, guys in groups are capable of the stupidest things.”

“Like war,” Kellan says, heaping napkins and ketchup packets onto her tray.

“And jumping off rooftops.”

“And lighting their farts on fire,” she says.”

2. “Josh turns to me. “I can’t believe she’s writing these things.” “Not she,” I say. “Me.” “Why would anyone say this stuff about themselves on the Internet? It’s crazy!” “Exactly,” I say. “I’m going to be mentally ill in fifteen years, and that’s why my husband doesn’t want to be around me.”

3. “When you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re messing with their entire life.”“and i walked for hours the mist growing thick and whole the thought of disappaering like that, so simply, made me so happy”

4. “I don’t know how to fully enjoy any of these moments without wondering if it’s the last.”

5. “Everything about it was false. Right then, in that office, with the realization that no one knew the truth about my life, my thoughts about the world were shaken.”

6. “I pretended not to notice him. Not because I had anything against him, but because my heart and my trust were in the process of collapsing. And that collapse created a vacuum in my chest. Like every nerve in my body was withering in, pulling away from my fingers and toes. Pulling back and disappearing.”

7. “Things get better, or worse, depending on your point of view.”

8. “And in high school, people are always watching so there’s always a reason to pose.”

10.   “‎Because if I hadn’t been so afraid of everyone else, I might have told Hannah that someone cared. And Hannah might still be alive.”

11.   “I wanted to tell you everything. And that hurt because some things were too scary. Some things even I didn’t understand. How could I tell someone—someone I was really talking to for the first time—everything I was thinking?

I couldn’t. It was too soon.”

12.   “I didn’t humiliate him by pointing it out because that’s not how you treat friends. You don’t judge them. You don’t humiliate them. I bet he’s been judging me all along.”

14.   “Step-by-step. That’s how we’ll get through this. One foot in front of the other.”

15.   “I simply wanted a kiss. I was a freshman girl who had never been kissed. Never. But I liked the boy, he liked me, and I was going to kiss him. That’s the story, the whole story, right there.”

16.    “The signs were all there, all over, for anyone willing to notice.”

17.   “It’s important to be aware of how we treat others. Even though someone appears to shrug off a sideways comment or to not be affected by a rumor, it’s impossible to know everything else going on in that person’s life, how we might be adding to his/her pain. People do have an impact on the lives of others; that’s undeniable.”

18.   “That is all that happened. Why did you hear something else?”

19.   “That girl had two chances. And both of us let her down.”

20.   “Because no, I didn’t push her away. I didn’t add to her pain or do anything to

hurt her. Instead, I left her alone in that room. The only person who might’ve been able to reach out and save her from herself. To pull her back from wherever she was heading.

I did what she asked and I left. When I should have stayed.”

21.   “I wish I would die. I’ve thought those words many times. But it’s a hard thing to say out loud. It’s even scarier to feel you might mean it.”

22.   “And what about you-the rest of you-did you notice the scars you left behind? No. Probably not.”

23.    “The name sounds almost too perfect. And as I said, you look perfect, too. The only thing left… is to be perfect.”

24.   “Trust me, not every girl would give up his sweatshirt just because a girl asks.”

25.   “If there’s one thing I’ve still got, it’s my memory. Which is too bad. Maybe if I forgot things once in a while, we’d all be a little bit happier.”

26.   “Forget logic…Logic doesn’t know what you want.”

27.   “Why can’t you go back to playing princess?” “I never played princess.” “Are you kidding?” he says. “Whenever Heather’s mom took the two of you to the parade, you wore your fanciest dress, pretending to be the Winter Queen.” “Exactly!” I say. “Queen, not princess. You raised me better than that.”

28.   “History’s when you’re in the middle of it.”

29.   “Those are some strong currents you’re swimming against.”

30.   “Even though I had a history with that house, it didn’t matter. You can’t go back to how things were. How you thought they were. All you really have…is now.”

31.    “I was breaking. If only I’d talked to you sooner. We could have been … we could’ve … I don’t know. But things had gone too far by then. My mind was set. Not on ending my life. Not yet. It was set on floating through school. On never being close to anyone. That was my plan. I’d graduate, then I’d leave.

But then, I went to a party. I went to a party to meet you.

Why did I do that? To make myself suffer? Because that’s what I was doing – hating myself for waiting so long. Hating myself because it wasn’t fair to you.”

32.   “Whenever I’m out late she makes a sandwich for my school lunch. I always protest and tell her not to, saying I’ll make my own when I get home. But she likes it. She says it reminds her of when I was younger and needed her.”

33.   “We both laugh. And it feels good. A release. Like laughing at a funeral. Maybe inappropriate, but definitely needed.”

34.   “Put me

underneath God’s sky and

know me

don’t just look at me with your eyes

Take away

this mask of flesh and bone and

see me

for my soul

alone”

35.   “Unsure of what I was. An optimist? A pessimist?

Neither. A fool.”1.

36.   “Yes, there are major gaps in my story. Some parts I just couldn’t figure out how to tell. Or couldn’t bring myself to say out loud. Events I haven’t come to grips with… that I’ll never come to grips with. And if I never have to say them out loud, then I never have to think them all the way trough.”

37.   “With everything going on in my life – going on in my head – I wanted to talk with you. Really talk. Just once. A chance we never seemed to get at school. Or at work. A chance to ask, Who are you?’

We didn’t get that chance because I was afraid. Afraid that I had no chance with you.

That’s what I thought. And I was fine with that. Because whit if I got to know you and you turned out to be just like they said? What if you weren’t the person I hoped you were?

That, more than anything, would have hurt the most.”

38.   “There are also the people too bizarre to ignore, like Kyle Simpson. Future male stripper.”

39.   “Words too soft for me to hear at this distance. But in the end, the words reach me.”

40. “Did the poet use red to symbolize blood? Anger? Lust? Or is the wheelbarrow simply red because red sounded better than black?”

45 “13 reasons why” quotes

1. “Basically, even though Hannah admits that the decision to take her life was entirely her own, it’s also important to be aware of how we treat others. Even though someone appears to shrug off a sideways comment or to not be affected by a rumor, it’s impossible to know everything else going on in that person’s life, and how we might be adding to his/her pain. People do have an impact on the lives of others; that’s undeniable.”

2. “And it feels strange, almost sad, to walk through ther empty halls. Each step I take sounds so lonely.”

3. “I tried getting my dad to buy me a beeper for my birthday,” he says, “but he thinks only doctors and drug dealers need them.”

4. “They wanted to teach us the meaning of x in relation to pi, as opposed to helping us better understand ourselves and each other. They wanted us to know when the Magna Carta was signed-never mind what it was-as opposed to discussing birth control.”

5. “Now, why would a dead girl lie?

Hey! That sounds like a joke. Why would a dead girl lie? Answer: Because she can’t stand up.”

6. “It seemed that I was the only one who cared about me.”

7. “Poem –

I meet your eyes. You don’t even see me. You hardly respond when I whisper hello. Could be my soul mate, two kindred spirits. Maybe we’re not. I guess we’ll never know. My own mother, you carried me in you. Now you see nothing but what I wear. People ask you how I am doing. You smile and nod. Don’t let it end there. Put me underneath God’s sky and know me. Don’t just see me with your eyes. Take away this mask of flesh and bone and see me for my soul, alone.”

8. “All you really have..

..Is now.”

10.   “It reminded me of innocence. And I wanted my first kiss to be just that. Innocent.”

11.   “You have so little control over anything anymore. And at some point, the struggle becomes too much—too tiring—and you consider letting go.”

12.   “God, I am freaking out. Maybe he doesn’t know. Maybe I just look guilty of something and he’s picking up on that.”

13.    “It was love because it was worth it.”

14.   “Expose yourself,” they said. “Let us see your deepest and your darkest.”

My deepest and my darkest? What are you, my gynecologist?”

15.   “No one at school knows what I’m about to tell you. And it wasn’t really the class itself that played a part. Even if I never took Peer Communications, the outcome may very well have been the same. Or not. I guess that’s the point of it all. No one knows for certain how much impact they have on the lives of other people. Oftentimes, we have no clue. Yet we push it just the same.”

16.   “I was sick of this town and everything in it.”

17.    “And then… well… certain thoughts begin creeping around. Will I ever get control of my life? Will I always be shoved back and pushed around by those I trust? Will my life ever go where I want it to?”

18.    “One of these things is not like the others. One of these things just doesn’t belong.”

19.   “As the song goes, ‘You are lost and gone forever, oh my darling, Valentine.'”

[…]

I’m listening to someone give up. Someone I knew. Someone I liked.

I’m listening. But still, I’m too late.”

20.    “Or deep down, maybe there was more. Maybe I wanted someone to figure out who wrote the note and secretly come to my rescue.

Maybe. I don’t know. But I was careful never to give myself away.”

21.   “Unlike old age or cancer, no one anticipates a suicide.”

22.    “When you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re messing with their entire life. Everything . . . affects everything.”

23.   “She smiles and hugs him goodbye, her hand lingering on the small of his back. They are definitely going to have sex.”

24.   “If you hear a song that makes you cry and you don’t want to cry anymore, you don’t listen to that song anymore.

But you can’t get away from yourself. You can’t decide not to see yourself anymore. You can’t decide to turn off the noise in your head.”

25.   “Her words, they’re not warm anymore. She might want me to hear them that way, but they’re burning me up instead. In my mind. In my heart”

26.   “Let someone take away any sense of privacy or security you might still possess. Then have someone use that insecurity to satisfy their own twisted curiosity.”

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

28.    “There are so many things prickling in the back of my mind, threatening to take me out of this moment. But instead of worrying about anything, I close my eyes, lean forward, and allow myself to believe in us.”

29.   “And like I said, I didn’t know him very well, but my ears perked up whenever I heard his name. I guess I wanted to hear something —anything— juicy. Not because I wanted to spread gossip. I just couldn’t believe someone could be that good.”

30.   “Good for her, I guess. Cody’s a conceited d, but whatever makes her happy.”

31.   “That’s what I love about poetry. The more abstract, the better. The stuff where you’re not sure what the poet’s talking about. You may have an idea, but you can’t be sure. Not a hundred percent. Each word specifically chosen, could have a million different meanings. Is it a stand-in―a symbol―for another idea? Does it fit into a larger, more hidden metaphor?”

32.    “He’s always looking out windows,

contemplating something.”

33.    “Definitely beats my first kiss. Seventh grade, Andrea Williams, behind the gym after school. She came over to my table at lunch, whispered the proposition in my ear, and I had a hard-on for the rest of the day.”

34.    “Hello boys and girls, Hannah Baker here. Live and in stereo. No return engagements, no encore. And this time? Absolutely no requests.”

35.   “30 minutes is a long time to wait for a Valentine’s date.”

36.    “I wanted people to trust me, despite anything they’d heard. And more than that, I wanted them to know me. Not the stuff they thought they knew about me. No, the real me. I wanted them to get past the rumors. To see beyond the relationships I once had, or maybe still had but that they didn’t agree with. And if I wanted people to treat me that way, then I had to do the same for them, right?”

37.   “It was one of those things where, once I noticed it, I couldn’t stop noticing it.”

38.   “And for the first time in a long time, I felt hope.”

39.     “If you hear a song that makes you cry and you don’t want to cry anymore, you don’t listen to that song anymore.”

40.   “No one knows for certain how much impact they have on the lives of other people – Hannah Baker”

41.   “The wonderful thing about a yearbook photo is that everyone shares the moment with you . . . forever.”

42.   “You can’t go back to how things were. How you thought they were.”

43.   “What if you weren’t the person I hoped you were?

That, more than anything, would have hurt the most.”

44.   “What everyone thought of me was out of my control.”

45. “You don’t know what goes on in anyone’s life but your own. And when you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re not messing with just that part. Unfortunately, you can’t be that precise and selective. When you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re messing with their entire life. Everything . . . affects everything.”

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50 “13 reasons why” quotes

1. “As she does, she turns her hand over, lacing her fingers into mine. For as many nerve endings as I thought I had in my hand, I now realize there are a hundred times more.”

2. “But whatever the reason, it felt surreal”

3. “Looking back, i stopped writting in my notebook when i stopped wanting to know myself anymore”

4. “One day, at least it seemed that fast, she just stopped wanting to be a part of anything.”

5. “At the time, I just thought it might be fun. At the time, I was stupid.”

6. “That’s what I love about poetry. The more abstract, the better. The stuff where you’re not sure what the poet’s talking about. You may have an idea, but you can’t be sure. Not a hundred percent. Each word, specifically chosen, could have a million different meanings. Is it a stand-in-a symbol-for another idea? Does it fit into a larger, more hidden, metaphor?”

7. “I explored alleys and hidden roads I never knew existed. I discovered neighbourhoods entirely new to me. And finally… I discovered I was sick of this town and everything in it.”

8. “Everything seemed good, but I knew it had potential to be awful. Much much more painful than the others.”

9. “I want to collapse. I want to fall on the sidewalk right them and drag myself to the ivy.”

10.   “Unanswered? I would’ve answered any question, Hannah. But you never asked.”

11.   “When we were alone, it was so easy to talk to Hannah. It was so easy to laugh with her. But whenever people came around, I got shy. I backed off. I didn’t know how to act anymore.”

12.   “You can’t go back to how things were. How you thought they were”

13.   “Sometimes, there’s no one around to tell you to be quiet… to be very, very quiet. Sometimes you need to be quiet when you’re all alone.”

14.   “He’s doing sit-ups in his tighy-whities! His chest looks toned, but… tighty-whities?”

15.   “Step-by-step. That’s how we’ll get through this. One foot in front of the other.”

16.   “And what about you—the rest of you—did you notice the scars you left behind?

No. Probably not.

That wasn’t possible.

Because most of them can’t be seen with the unaided eye.”

17.   “When you try rescuing someone and discover they can’t be reached, why would you ever throw that back in their face?”

18.    “Hey, it’s Hannah. Hannah Baker.”

19.   “Even though I had a history in that house, it didn’t matter. You can’t go back to how things were. How you thought they were. All you really have . . . is now.”

20.   “Here’s a tip. If you touch a girl, even as a joke, and she pushes you off, leave… her… alone. Don’t touch her. Anywhere! Just stop. Your touch does nothing but sicken her.”

21.   “If my love were an ocean, there would be no more land. If my love were a desert, you would see only sand. If my love were a star— late at night, only light. And if my love could grow wings, I’d be soaring in flight.”

22.   “All you really have . . . is now.”

23.   “In the end, everything matters.”

24.   “You don’t know what goes on in anyone’s life but your own. And when you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re not messing with just that part.” … “When you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re messing with their entire life.”

25.   “Olly-olly-oxen-free”

26.   “Do you know love and hate share same nervous circuits in the brain? – Kellan”

27.   “Around the opposite sex, especially back then, my tongue twisted into knots even a Boy Scout would walk away from”

28.    “Normally, when a person has a stellar image, another person’s

waiting in the wings to tear him apart.”

29.   “You don’t belong in the same way as the others. It’s like that song: One of these things is not like the others. One of these things just doesn’t belong.”

30.   “The road to publication is like a churro— long and bumpy, but sweet.”

31.   “But my eyes kept staring at the glass—through the glass—at the spoon. And I kept thinking, over and over, Is this what it feels like to go insane?”

32.   “Because what if I got to know you and you turned out to be just like they said? What if you weren’t the person I hoped you were?”

33.    “Take away

this mask of flesh and bone

see me

for my soul

alone”

34.   “Did you know dimples are actually a deformity?” he continues. “It means he has a muscle in his face that grew too short. It’s kind if gross if you think about it.”

35.   “ “Forget logic, he says. Logic doesn’t know what you want.”

36.   “if my love were an ocean ,

There would be no more land.

If my love were a desert ,

You would see only sand.

If my love were a star-

Late at night, only light.

And if my love could grow wings,

I’d be soaring in flight.”

37.   “But now it’s too late.

And that’s why, right at this moment, I feel so much hate. Toward myself. I deserve to be on this list. Because if I hadn’t been so afraid of everyone else, I might have told Hannah that someone cared. And Hannah might still be alive.

I pull my gaze back from the neon sign.”

38.   “dont take me for granted again, your been watched – thirteen reasons why”

39.   “A lot of you cared, just not enough. And that . . . that is what I needed to find out.”

40.   “I stood there and watched you disappear. Forever”

41.   “There are some sick and twisted people out there, Alex—and maybe I’m one of them—but the point is, when you hold people up for ridicule, you have to take responsibility when other people act on it.”

42.   “(Page 118) I explored alleys and hidden roads I never knew existed. I discovered neighborhoods entirely new to me. And finally… I discovered I was sick of this town and everything in it.

-I think this quote is interesting because hannah always speaks about how unhappy she was, how she disiked some people, etc. but it took her journeys through neighborhoods, walks through alleys and hidden routes in order for her to truly see that she hated this town. I wonder why it took her that long. I know a big factor that contributed and essentially led her to her suicide was because of the people at her school.. However, I thought she’d find comfort in the town itself because she grew up there and spoke fondly of it.. It’s surprising to find out she was actually sick of the town.”

43.    “You can’t go back to how things were. How you thought they were.

All you really have . . . is now.”

44.   “I’m listening to someone give up. Someone I knew. Someone I liked. I’m listening. But still, I’m too late.”

45.   “But you can’t get away from yourself. You can’t decide not to see yourself anymore. You can’t decide to turn off the noise in your head..”

46.   “with the realization that no one knew the truth about my life, my thoughts about the world were shaken.”

47.    “I explored alleys and hidden roads I never knew existed. I discovered neighborhoods entirely new to me. And finally . . . I discovered I was sick of this town and everything in it.”

48.   “The kisses felt like first kisses. Kisses that said I could start over if I wanted to. With him.”

49.    “I guess that’s the point of it all. No one knows for certain how much impact they have on the lives of other people. Oftentimes, we have no clue. Yet we push it just the same.”

50. “To miss her each time I pull in a breath of air. To miss her with a heart that feels so cold by itself, but warm when thoughts of her flow through me”

Other Mental health quotes which you may like

Below are other mental health quotes which may be of interest to you:

Introvert quotes
Intuition Quotes
Iron Man Quotes
It Quotes
January quotes and poems
Jim Carrey Quotes
Joe Rogan quotes
June Quotes

Conclusions

 In 2018, 13 Reasons Why was the most watched Netflix show.

Although many parents and mental health experts disagree that this is an appropriate show for a teenager, most felt so touched by Hanna’s story and are advocating for open discussions about school violence, depression and suicide. 

Have you either read or watched 13 reasons why? 

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