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Sometimes all we need is a little motivation to make it through the day, to complete that homework assignment, to get things done. Refer to this curated collection of YA quotes whenever you need that little extra push to keep you going!

 

 

 

“Your differences are what make you unique. They’re what make you special. You have nothing in common with these ignorant retches who thrive on superstition and fear. You were meant for greatness.”

― Ellen Oh, PROPHECY

 

 

“Sometimes we make mistakes, Eva. Sometimes we make mistakes and they’re so terrible the word mistake doesn’t seem big enough to encompass it. But it happens. And the only way to ever make up for it is by cleaning up the mess.”

–– Kat Zhang, ONCE WE WERE

 

“People always say they can’t do things, that they’re impossible. They just haven’t been creative enough.”

― Maureen Johnson, THE LAST LITTLE BLUE ENVELOPE

 

 

 

“No two people ever view the world from exactly the same perspective, understand things the same way, human or not. The best we can ever do is try.”

–– Debra Driza, MILA 2.0

 

 

 

“Let’s be fearless for once and say, we can do this.”

― Cammie McGovern, SAY WHAT YOU WILL

 

 

“Sometimes it’s hard to hear when we’ve done something wrong. But we can learn from our mistakes.”

― Melissa Kantor, MAYBE ONE DAY

 

 

 

“It’s probably my job to tell you life isn’t fair, but I figure you already know that. So instead, I’ll tell you that hope is precious, and you’re right not to give up.”

― C.J. Redwine, DEFIANCE

 

 

“Maybe everyone can live beyond what they’re capable of.”

― Markus Zusak, I AM THE MESSENGER

 

 

“If we can let ourselves, all of us, be united by the simple fact of having a difference, we will be bigger and stronger and more powerful than anyone who might otherwise make us feel small.”

―Paige Rawl, POSITIVE

 

 

“Freedom is a responsibility to be earned, not a license for recklessness and anarchy. If someday, despite our strongest efforts and our deepest determination, we finally fall, let it be because our enemies finally beat us, not because we beat ourselves.”

–– Dan Wells, PARTIALS

 

 

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