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21 Quotes From YA Heroines That'll Make You Feel Unstoppable

"The only way to escape the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive." -- Alaska Young, Looking for Alaska

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We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us a quote from a YA heroine that inspires them. Here are the motivating results.

2. "Tomorrow is always fresh with no mistakes in it."

-- Anne Shirley, Anne of Green Gables

Submitted by Matt Cormier, Facebook

3. "Maybe greatness isn't about being immortal, or glorious, or popular - it's about choosing to fight for the greater good of the world, even when the world's turned its back on you."

-- Alex Bailey, The Land Of Stories

Submitted by Breigha Hughes, Facebook

4. "Yes, I know about pain and darkness. Sometimes I go so far into the darkness that I'm scared I'll not get out again. But I do get out, and I do begin to burn again."

-- Erin Law, Heaven Eyes

Submitted by erenah


6. "The only way to escape the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive."

-- Alaska Young, Looking for Alaska

Submitted by shahbanokhan27601

7. "I will be stronger than my sadness."

-- Aysel, My Heart & Other Black Holes

Submitted by Kainat Ahsan

8. "No, I'm not choosing him or you. I'm choosing me."

-- America Singer, The Selection

Submitted by Aberial63

10. "You have to get lost before you find yourself."

-- Margo Roth Spiegelman, Paper Towns

Submitted by carolyndeadyy

11. "But if I'm it, the last of my kind, the last page of human history, like hell I'm going to let the story end this way. I may be the last one, but I am the one still standing. I am the one turning to face the faceless hunter in the woods on an abandoned highway. I am the one not running but facing. Because if I am the last one, then I am humanity. And if this is humanity's last war, then I am the battlefield."

-- Cassiopeia Marie "Cassie" Sullivan, The 5th Wave

Submitted by lightheart16

12. "There are no safe choices. Only other choices."

-- Gemma Doyle, A Great and Terrible Beauty

Submitted by rudyskypandav


14. "She was fire, and light, and ash, and embers. She was Aelin Fireheart, and she bowed for no one and nothing, save the crown that was hers by blood and survival and triumph."

-- Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Shadows

Submitted by nadia1222

15. "I'm nobody's sidekick."

-- Annabeth Chase, The Mark of Athena

Submitted by juliarose2000

16. "So maybe when we can say things, when we can write the words, when we can express how it feels, we aren't so helpless."

-- Laurel, Love Letters To The Dead

Submitted by Kainat Ahsan

18. "Fear will learn to fear me."

-- Juliette Ferrars, Shatter Me

Submitted by mikaylab4601507ad

19. "But true rulers are not born. We are made."

-- Adelina Amouteru, The Rose Society

Submitted by Jessica Wise, Facebook

20. "I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will, which I now exert to leave you."

-- Jane Eyre, Jane Eyre

Submitted by Colleen Deitrich, Facebook

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