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    Nov 5, 2015

    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

    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.

    Summit Entertainment

    Submitted by urooja

    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

    Warner Bros.

    Submitted by Emma Neishloss, Facebook

    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

    Constantin Film Produktion

    Submitted by michaelareid3

    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

    Speak Film Inc.

    Submitted by amandak4dd23d1e1

    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

    Miramax

    Submitted by kimberlyw431d55521

    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

    Lionsgate

    Submitted by TVolpe

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