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Quin Collins Quotes

11 of the best book quotes from Quin Collins
  1. #1
    “He wasn’t strong because he wasn’t afraid. No, he was strong because he kept doing it even though he was afraid.”
  2. #2
    “I did not want to be a hero. I did not want to make any of what had happened in the last week about me. There was a guy who’d just spent six days in the hospital because the guy who’d been my personal hero for four years had put him there.”
  3. #3
    “It wasn’t about loyalty. It was about him standing up for what he believed in. And I wanted to be my dad’s son. Someone who believed a better world was possible––someone who stood up for it.”
  4. #4
    “I could be all the way across the country in California and I’d still be white, cops and everyone else would still see me as just a ‘regular kid,’ an ‘All-American’ boy. ‘Regular.’ ‘All American.’ White.”
  5. #5
    “PUSH! If you don’t, someone else will. LIFT! If you don’t, someone else will. Faster faster, faster, faster FASTER!”
  6. #6
    “It was Dad’s voice in my head, or at least what I thought was his voice. I hadn’t heard it in so long, I couldn’t even tell if it was his or if I was making it up. Whatever it was, it got me to where I needed to get.”
  7. #7
    “I begin almost every day the same way: Ma’s voice in my head, telling me what I needed to do, what I needed to think about, how I needed to act.”
  8. #8
    “Even if they didn’t know Rashad . . . they couldn’t just ignore what happened to him; they couldn’t walk away. They were probably afraid, too.”
  9. #9
    “If I didn’t want the violence to remain, I had to do . . . a lot more than just say the right things and not say the wrong things.”
  10. #10
    “Had our hearts really become so numb . . . Who am I if I need to be shocked back into my best self?”
  11. #11
    “I wondered if anybody thought what we were doing was unpatriotic. It was weird. Thinking that to protest was somehow un-American . . . This was very American.”

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