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The 51 Prettiest Sentences In Young Adult Books

"There are so many ways to be brave in this world" — Veronica Roth

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We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about their favorite lines from YA books. Here are some of their most beautiful replies.

1. “I think you can sort of slip out of your life and it can be hard to find a way back in.”

― Jandy Nelson, I’ll Give You the Sun

Suggested by noxriver.

2. "That's the thing about pain. It demands to be felt."

— John Green, The Fault In Our Stars

Submitted by cctchick2003.

3. "All those other things, they are the glass that contains the lamp, but you are the light inside."

— Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince

Submitted by Talor Madison Carr, Facebook.

5. "Things are rough all over."

— S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders

Submitted by Jamila M. Brown, Facebook.

6. “And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.”

― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Submitted by Dee Starks, Facebook.

7. "There are so many ways to be brave in this world."

— Veronica Roth, Allegiant

Submitted by kitkat172.


9. “To make a thing as simple as an apple pie, you have to create the whole wide world.”

— Nicola Yoon, The Sun Is Also a Star

Submitted by b49659c4e6.

10. "When she jumped, she probably thought she'd fly."

— Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides

Submitted by Mery Atir, Facebook.

11. "Home isn't where you're from, it's where you find light when all grows dark."

— Pierce Brown, Golden Son

Submitted by KC Meyer, Facebook.

13. "But even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there."

— Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Submitted by kalibear1.

14. "Spoiler Alert: Love is worth everything, everything."

— Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everything

Submitted by thesuncameout.

15. “We all bear scars ... Mine just happen to be more visible than most.”

― Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass

Submitted by Catherine Trimbounas, Facebook.


17. "You can never visit the same place twice. Each time, it’s a different story. By the very act of coming back, you wipe out what came before.”

— Maureen Johnson, The Last Little Blue Envelope

Submitted by kellydmiller04.

18. “THE BEST word shakers were the ones who understood the true power of words."

— Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

Submitted by shelbyhannah.

19. "People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right."

— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince

Submitted by kieray.

21. “Break my heart. Break it a thousand times if you like. It was only ever yours to break anyway.”

— Kiera Cass, The One

Submitted by Victoria Alonso, Facebook.

22. “I bet you could sometimes find all the secrets of the universe in someone’s hand.”

— Benjamin Alire Saenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Submitted by phanstiel.

23. “You need to be yourself, but you also shouldn’t feel like you have to fight everyone, even yourself, to be it.”

— Lindy Zart, Unlit Star

Submitted by xxxkimmarie.


25. "Grief and love are conjoined, you don’t get one without the other. "

— Jandy Nelson, The Sky Is Everywhere

Submitted by sarahslatin.

26. "'You could rattle the stars,' she whispered. 'You could do anything, if only you dared.'"

— Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass

Submitted by me, Erin Chack.

27. “Dreams are hopeful because they exist as pure possibility. Unlike memories, which are fossils, long dead and buried deep.”

— Shaun David Hutchinson, We Are the Ants

Submitted by hgkatnissxpeeta.

29. “There are times when the world is rearranging itself, and at times like that, the right words can change the world.”

— Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game

Submitted by punchandpie.

30. “Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.”

― Sarah Dessen, Just Listen

Submitted by zep13.

31. “Sometimes there’s beauty in the tough words. It’s all in how you read them.”

— Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places

Submitted by lostmyhead.


33. “I wonder what it’s like to have that much power over a boy. I don’t think I’d want it; it’s a lot of responsibility to hold a person’s heart in your hands.”

― Jenny Han, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Submitted by rheaday1997.

34. “Fear doesn’t shut you down, it wakes you up.”

— Veronica Roth, Divergent

Submitted by saritacerna96.

35. “It's like being in love, discovering your best friend.”

― Elizabeth Wein, Code Name Verity

Submitted by chinrichs2018.

37. "One must always be careful of books and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us."

— Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

Submitted by buffy1.

38. "I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race — that rarely do I ever simply estimate it."

— Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

Submitted by chinrichs2018.

39. "If my life is going to mean anything, then I have to live it myself."

— Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

Submitted by saritacerna96.


41. “I believe in happiness…I’m just not sure love will actually get you there.”

— Katherine McGee, The Thousandth Floor

Submitted by mkhoerichs.

42. "We need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken."

— John Green, Looking for Alaksa

Submitted by mk1999.

43. “I trust you to find the good in me, but the bad I must be sure you don’t overlook.”

— Gail Carson Levine, Ella Enchanted

Submitted by staceens.

45. “We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.”

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Submitted by tatianalee.

46. "As long as there is love and memory, there is no true loss.”

— Cassandra Clare, City of Heavenly Fire

Submitted by spn2k5.

47. "I wanted a love thick with time, as inscrutable as if a lathe had carved it from night and as familiar as the marrow in by bones.”

— Roshani Chokshi, The Star-Touched Queen

Submitted by catherineb42036cb4d.


49. “You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world, but you do have some say in who hurts you."

— John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Submitted by turqoisedots.

50. “Hope can be bruised and battered. It can be forced underground and even rendered unconscious, but hope can never be killed.”

— Neal Shusterman, Unsouled

Submitted by kellyb4c224b160.

51. “Broken isn’t the same as unfixable."

— Marissa Meyer, Winter

Submitted by l45decb482.

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Quote #7 is from a Harry Potter book. An earlier version of this post quoted a line from the movie.


Paulo Coelho's name was misspelled and Rick Riordan's Lightning Thief was mistitled in an earlier version of this post.