Ya Quotes

Tahereh Mafi

I'm oxygen and he's dying to breathe.

Kyra Dune

I don’t want to kill you, but I must. For the good of the country.

Amanda Grace

I wanted to be his life preserver, the thing that would keep him afloat. Instead, he became my anchor. And I’m tired of drowning.

Daniel Amory

One of the professors told me last week that he feels bad teaching with the way the economy is now. ‘What’s the point?’ he said. ‘Kids aren’t getting jobs.’ You never hear faculty talk that way. He did.

C.G. Rousing

When the mind is free, magic happens.

Julie Kagawa

Mercy is for the weak… let me show you how much of an Unseelie I still am.

Priya Ardis

He’d used the amulet to read my thoughts again.
I pictured smacking him in the face.

Priya Ardis

Matt was almost completely naked. A tattered loincloth and an ugly chain with a yellow diamond were his only apparel.

Kea Alwang

So is this being in love? I stay with the moment, waiting to find out, the space between us fluctuating with uncertainty. The only thing I am sure of is that each time his lips leave mine they are right back again.

Daniel Amory

I don’t think I’ve ever referred to any girl I dated as my girlfriend. I think that would freak me out. Even the girl that I dated for two years in college I don’t think I ever referred to her as my girlfriend.”
“How would you introduce her?” I asked.
“I’m just going to say her name,” he said.

Priya Ardis

Rough palms cradled my face while my fingers gripped the pillow on either side of his. Lips, teeth, tongue, mingled together. I ate him up and didn’t let go until I had to come up for air.

Terri Clark

I didn't want to go to hell, but even the idea of reclaining my halo scared me because it would mean leaving Aly.

Elizabeth Englewood

Now if only I could spread the love between you two like I can spread this butter.

John Scalzi

In general there should be gay characters in YA because a) surprise, there are gay folks everywhere and b) in my opinion as a father, there’s not a damn thing wrong with my child encountering gay folks in her literature, because see point a).

Christy A. Campbell

He wishes he could remember everything. Anything. He doesn’t sense a bone in his body that can feel compassion or worthiness. Self-pity hides away as well, the lowest form of emotion not even capable of resting in his wrecked mind.

Brittany Hawes

...Life had handed me a different set of cards and I was going to have to play my hand either way.

Michael K. Bialys

The Worst thing that Good could do to Evil was ignore it...

Anna Banks

Nice shack

Laura Kreitzer

I tapped around on my new Miracle Phone - a gift from Joseph - as I listened to the discussion about our next move. I wasn’t trying to be rude, but I’d recently become addicted to this one game on my Miracle Phone. Really, I was listening. I could multitask like no other. Trust me, there’s an app for that.

Melissa Kuch

Sometimes it takes a little madness to fulfill great things.

Joe Konrath

There's a word for an author who doesn't give up... published.

Stacey T. Hunt

To be inspired is great, but to inspire is an honor.

R. Rose

I have two rules I follow religiously:
#1. Don't sweat the small stuff.
#2. It's all small stuff.

Kyra Dune

A conscience can be a dangerous thing

Kyra Dune

Either you’re with me or you’re against me. I can’t afford to be looking over my shoulder all the time waiting for you to stick a knife in my back.

Milly Silver

Out of misery, comes unexpected joy.

John Green

Margo always loved mysteries. And in everything that came afterward, I could never stop thinking that maybe she loved mysteries so much that she became one.

Emlyn Chand

They say that right before you die your whole life flashes before you – a medley of your own personal greatest hits. Well then, I must be about to live, because events that haven’t happened yet are constantly pushing themselves into my head.


Marika could feel herself cocking the trigger of a loaded gun and pointing it at herself, because the truth could be too shocking a revelation, something that would shake their lives to the core... but lies were just a dead-end alleyway that offered no way out.


Her heart was telling her to trust him, but it wouldn’t be the first time that that foolish muscle, there in the middle of her chest, had betrayed her.

J.D. Means

Everything is inspiration. If you look at the world as the incredible place it is, then each moment is a feast.

Katie McGarry

Nothing makes you think you might need years of therapy like saying the word breasts in front of your mother.

Janet Edwards

With faces entirely invisible through suits, it was hard to be sure, but my impression was that he was watching me and copying my every move. I felt this proved he was intelligent.

Laura Anderson Kurk

Jo told me once that she was an old woman everywhere but in her studio. “There I’m only myself,” she’d said. Standing in the middle of masterpieces that only Jo had ever seen and touched, I knew what she meant.

Amanda Grace

It's not fair. It's not fair that he lets his rage take over, that he lets it rule him. I don't know why he has to let it rule him. I don't know why he has to be two people.

I don't know why he gets to be two people, and I only get to be me, the one who is here to take what he has to give, and who is here to pick pu the pieces afterward.

Melina Marchetta

This is the best night of my life," Raffy says, crying.
"Raffy, half our House has burnt down," I say wearily. "We don't have a kitchen."
"Why do you always have to be so pessimistic?" she asks. "We can double up in our rooms and have a barbecue every night like the Cadets."
Silently I vow to keep Raffy around for the rest of my life.

Michelle Hodkin

Have you made any other friends since we've been here?"
I gave him the death stare. "Yes, actually."
"Who? I want a name."
"Jamie Roth."
"The Ebola kid? I heard he's a little unstable."
"That was one incident.

Julia Hoban

Well, sometimes I worry that my whole life will be based about what's comfortable and easy. I'll care too much about what makes me feel good to ever really reach for anything. And then I worry that even if I do, I won't succeed.

Shannon Delany

You know, considering your IQ, you're really socially retarded sometimes.

Laura Kreitzer

The truth, as much as people acted like they wanted to hear it, was sometimes too cruel and harsh.

Cyndi Goodgame

I never quite understood the question that says, is the glass half empty or half full? What’s the difference? Eventually it’ll end up empty and in the trash.

Betsy Cornwell

Children’s and YA books are about being brave and kind, about learning wisdom and love, about that journey into and through maturity that we all keep starting, and starting again, no matter how old we get. I think that’s why so many adults read YA: we’re never done coming of age.

Colleen Houck

As a man, I instantly became aware of the gold in her hair, her height measured against mine, and how easily she'd fit in my arms. ~Ren

Molly Bryant

I live my life until I start the cycle of my dreams,then I leave and search for you until I die.When I come back,I live to remember,I live to find you

Cyndi Tefft

And your green eyes are the color of the hills- the color of my home.' His voice dropped to a whisper. 'Aye, there's something about you, Lindsey Waters.

Jodi Meadows

Breathing in the scent of his hair, I realized I'd needed him my whole life, before we even met. First, his music and the way he taught me through books and recordings. Then, he saved my life and refused to abandon me no matter how much I deserved it.

Heather Burch

Raven scowled through his too-long bangs. “The Angel Song doesn’t hurt humans. It only affects the evil within.”
“Then you should be writhing on the ground with the hounds,” Mace mumbled.

Lauren Hammond

Hello, dinner. It’s me, I’m starving. And I know where you live.

Lynn Mitchell

You know the kind of smile I’m talkin’ about. That flirty, cute, bite-your-bottom lip ‘cause his smile is so stinkin’ perfect - that kind of smile.

Wendy Higgins

I want to introduce myself to every freckle on your body.

Lynn Mitchell

Holy Bon Jovi, the queen of darkness actually had a soul.

Cyndi Tefft

It washed all over me and through me, into the floor and then it was gone. I never cried for my Da again after that, and God's presence has been with me ever since.” - Adien MacRae, BETWEEN

Sara Daniell

GET IN" he says, getting in on the driver side. I get in with no questions. Okay. This is a bad movie waiting to happen-I'm getting in a car with a guy I just met today who is keeping secrets from me. What the hell is wrong with me? I'm too scared to speak or ask or run away, though. So I just get in and put on my seat belt. I am so stupid.

Ayul Hendricks-Levy

But as Ana pulled away on a west-bound highway with a werewolf riding shotgun and her thirst for blood calling yet again, she had this thought: Maybe a Misfit could never be normal, no matter how badly it wanted to.

Rusty Fischer

Why don't you check out those teenagers in the middle row? They've been going at it like dogs in heat ever since the previews. They're probably both werewolves. And even if they aren't, you should throw them out on principle alone.

Cyndi Goodgame

Whatever hypnotizing charms I may have over boys, did not in fact work on three hundred pound girl elves. Not that I would ever try it again.

Shawn Kirsten Maravel

I was the silent and ever present figure in your life...but you.” I kissed the back of her hand softly and closed my eyes. "You've always been the meaning of mine.

Alex E. Carey

When the time comes, don’t be afraid to open the door, just make sure you choose the right one.

Alex E. Carey

Everything changes, and there’s no denying that. But change isn’t always bad, as long as you hold onto who you truly are, and hold onto each other.

Alex E. Carey

Love when you can, and fight when you must, but stand together and never give up, not to the enemy, and not on each other.

Aimee Friedman

...I don't want to mar the moment with questions. By not asking too much, you can believe in almost anything.

Ophelia London

The way he said it, with a twinkle in his already too-twinkly blue eyes, made Aimee feel twinkly, too.

Ophelia London

Miles jogged off, leaving her alone in the large and quiet room. Aimee stood still, waiting for her mind and heart to go back to normal, return to how she felt a week ago before seeing Miles again.
But they didn’t. Or wouldn’t. She put both hands over her pounding heart, exhaled, and sank into a chair. Nut-burgers. Now what?

Melina Marchetta

A piece of me is gone," she told me once while we were bra shopping. "I think we're made up of all these different pieces and every time someone goes, you're left with less of yourself.

Huntley Fitzpatrick

I scoop a clattering cascade of green apple Jelly Bellys into the white paper bag and remember when we were seven. I got stung by a jellyfish. Tim cried because his mother, and mine, wouldn’t let him pee on my leg, which he’d heard was an antidote to the sting.

Rachel Cohn

What's a slut?" I ask him.
"A girl who puts out too easily."
"Puts out what?" I imagine Greer putting out dinner and don't understand what Iwan wouldn't like about that.
"Puts out, you know..." His face, already beet red from our run, turns a darker scarlet. "Sex."
I wonder where Greer puts the sex out.

Laura Kreitzer

It’s complicated,” I said in defense, hands going up to show surrender.

“Talk slowly,” Jenna retorted derisively.

“Okay, I deserved that,” I admitted.

Stacey Jay

But maybe that isn't possible. Maybe the mind of the majority is always the healthy mind, simply by virtue of its numbers. Maybe it's the definition of madness to believe I'm right and everyone else if wrong, to find my thoughts rational and reasonable when almost the entire world finds them damaged and flawed.

Stephanie Perkins

I don't know what I believe. I guess that makes me a Christmas Tree Agnostic.

Gia Russell

To make a difference in the world, it only takes one optimistic person, who can gather millions of people to make the change.

S.R. Crawford

Keep your head up and your hopes high, friend; anything is possible.

S.R. Crawford

Just because we’re adults doesn’t mean we should grow up! The world’s a playground for us, Melody, and I for one intend to play!

S.R. Crawford

There’s only so many times you can fight before the only person you fight for is yourself.

S.R. Crawford

Believe in gold and thou shalt never settle for silver.

S.R. Crawford

Even when or if I become one of you, I vow to appreciate life; to appreciate my strength because unlike you, it seems, I’ve worked to earn mine

S.R. Crawford

Truth means facing denial and saying I know who I am, I know who I need to be and I’m not afraid to become that person no matter what...Never be without fear; but Letti, never be without fight.

S.R. Crawford

You are a blue rose, Letti. It’s almost impossible that you exist amongst the other roses but you do. You bring wonder to those who are lucky enough to find you.

S.R. Crawford

Besides, men aren’t worth your time anyway, Letti. If we women spent as much time on ourselves as we do fretting over men, we’d be invincible! Work on yourself because at the end of the day, you’re the only person you can trust.

S.R. Crawford

The flames of their passion illuminated the dimly lit room, filling it with a blazing fire which was either brilliantly beautiful or dangerously violent.

Christy A. Campbell

There is the scent too. Wonder follows it; wonder about how a boy can smell like that when he probably has no idea. He smells like the woods in the winter or the rain when it first falls, or maybe it’s just the way he always smells and there is no way to define it.

Emlyn Chand

Note to self: don’t throw things at girls.

Laura Miller

If we weigh the significance of a book by the effect it has on its readers, then the great children's books suddenly turn up very high on the list.

Lucy Ivison

I'm so sorry. I think I'm just tired."
The socially accepted excuse for being mental.

Ali Harper

Meet Logan Jackson, smug, self-entitled, proud, arrogant, trust-fund brat.

Martina Boone

Her hands crept around his neck, tangling in his hair to keep him closer, even though she knew that beautiful boys with expiration dates couldn't be held, only borrowed for a time.

S.R. Crawford

What do you want?"

To see the world burn, and a new one be born from the ashes…

Erin Bow

It's true that when you read YA you rarely have to read about middle-aged men having affairs. Personally I consider that a plus.

Holly Black

He must have been handsome when he was alive and was handsome still, although made monstrous by his pallor and her awareness of what he was. His mouth looked soft, his cheekbones as sharp as blades, and his jaw curved, giving him an off-kilter beauty. His black hair a mad forest of dirty curls.

Laura Anderson Kurk

Her problem is with pretty,” Tennyson said. "She thinks I’ll need all these dresses in college. Like I would ever in a billion years pledge a sorority. I’ll pack a few of these to be ironic, though. I can wear them to, like, truck stops at night with mascara running down my cheeks and stuff.

David Levithan

Breath and heat and contact and shirts off and skin on skin and smiles and murmurs and the enormity revealing itself in the tiniest of gestures, the most delicate sensations.

Adi Alsaid

No sky Leila had seen before could compare to the beauty she was seeing above her. It didn't feel like some accident of nature but rather something that was purposefully unleashed on the world.

E.J. Stevens

Let the spirits guide you, but never let them take you.

Richard Due

Some people are just sad when there aren't talking squirrels.” - Lily Winter

Meg Xuemei X

None of us could choose our birth, but we could still chose our family, and only those who love you are your true family.

Laura Kreitzer

How ya doing?” Gabby’s face came into view, and she grinned down at me. She’d stopped doing her healing thing, and the pain rushed in.

“I’m just peachy,” I quipped, throat scratchy. “Only hurts when I breathe or blink or exist, if I’m being honest.

Richard Due

Odd names: Winter, Autumn - they almost sound as if someone just made them up.” - Dubb

Richard Due

Tavin cupped his hands to his mouth. “Here, dragon-dragon-dragon!” he yelled.
Lily stared in amazement. Well, that was bold, she thought, and stupid.

Laura Kreitzer

Well, the only reason we’re friends is because you can rock a tweed suit,” she informed, tone mock serious. “So if you want to keep me around, I expect more tweed.

Laura Kreitzer

Shut the front door!” Jenna exclaimed.

Andrew disappeared into the foyer, and when he returned, his eyebrows were furrowed in confusion. “The door is shut?

Laura Kreitzer

Awe! Leaving so soon?” Gabby said sweetly, holding the door open. “I was just about to pull out the gun for you to play single-player Russian Roulette.

Brian Rathbone

Procrastination robs the world of countless treasures.

Cindy Pon

There are thousands of other women to choose from. You understand me? And this court runs on ambition alone.

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