S. E. Hinton Quotes

25 of the best book quotes from S. E. Hinton
  1. #1
    “I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.”
  2. #2
    “They used to be buddies, I thought, they used to be friends, and now they hate each other because one has to work for a living and the other comes from the West Side.”
  3. #3
    “I´d rather have anybody´s hate than their pity.”
  4. #4
    “Get smart and nothing can touch you.”
  5. #5
    “Skin fighting isn’t rough. It blows off steam better than anything.”
  6. #6
    “You know the rules. No jazz before a rumble.”
  7. #7
    “You still have a lot of time to make yourself be what you want. There’s still lots of good in the world. Tell Dally. I don’t think he knows.”
  8. #8
    “They shouldn’t hate each other . . . I don’t hate the Socs any more . . . they shouldn’t hate . . .”
  1. #9
    “I liked my books and clouds and sunsets.”
  2. #10
    “Things are rough all over.”
  3. #11
    “You get tough like me and you don’t get hurt. You look out for yourself and nothin’ can touch you...”
  4. #12
    “It seemed funny to me that the sunset she saw from her patio and the one I saw from the back steps was the same one. Maybe the two different worlds we lived in weren’t so different. We saw the same sunset.”
  5. #13
    “‘Oh no!’ My hand flew to my hair. ‘No, Johnny, not my hair!‘”
  6. #14
    “He sure put things into words good.”
  7. #15
    “If we don’t have each other, we don’t have anything.”
  8. #16
    “The dawn was coming then. All the lower valley was covered with mist, and sometimes little pieces of it broke off and floated away in small clouds. The sky was lighter in the east, and the horizon was a thin golden line. The clouds changed from gray to pink, and the mist was touched with gold. There was a silent moment when everything held its breath, and then the sun rose. It was beautiful.”
  1. #17
    “Stay Gold.”
    S. E. Hinton
  2. #18
    “I’ve been thinking about it, and that poem, that guy that wrote it, he meant you’re gold when you’re a kid, like green. When you’re a kid everything’s new, dawn. It’s just when you get used to everything that it’s day. Like the way you dig sunsets, Pony. That’s gold. Keep that way, it’s a good way to be.”
  3. #19
    “That’s stupid, I thought swiftly, they’ve both come here to fight and they’re both supposed to be smarter than that. What difference does the side make?”
  4. #20
    “Nature’s first green is gold,
    Her hardest hue to hold.
    Her early leaf’s a flower;
    But only so an hour.
    Then leaf subsides to leaf.
    So Eden sank to grief,
    So dawn goes down to day.
    Nothing gold can stay.”
  5. #21
    “You’re a traitor to your own kind and not loyal to us.”
  6. #22
    “You take up for your buddies no matter what they do. When you’re in a gang, you stick up for the members.”
  7. #23
    “Johnny almost grinned as he nodded. “Tuff enough,” he managed, and by the way his eyes were glowing, I figured Southern gentlemen had nothing on Johnny Cade.”
  8. #24
    “Our one rule besides, Stick together is, Don’t get caught.”
  9. #25
    “Well, I won’t. But I gotta do something. It seems like there’s gotta be someplace without greasers or Socs, with just people. Plain, ordinary people.”
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