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Speak Quotes

22 of the best book quotes from Speak
  1. #1
    “‘When people don’t express themselves, they die one piece at a time. You’d be shocked at how many adults are really dead inside - walking through their days with no idea who they are, just waiting for a heart attack or cancer or a Mack truck to come along and finish the job. It’s the saddest thing I know.’”
  2. #2
    “It is easier not to say anything. Shut your trap, button your lip, can it. All that crap you hear on TV about communication and expressing feelings is a lie. Nobody really wants to hear what you have to say.”
  3. #3
    “This closet is abandoned - it has no purpose, no name. It is the perfect place for me.”
  4. #4
    “Deprived of Victim, Mom and Dad holler at each other. I turn up the music to drown out the noise.”
  5. #5
    “I close my eyes, this is what I’ve been dreading. As we leave the last stop, I am the only person sitting alone.”
  6. #6
    “You don’t like anything. You are the most depressed person I’ve ever met, and excuse me for saying this, but you are no fun to be around and I think you need professional help.”
  7. #7
    “I want to confess everything, to hand over the guilt and mistake and anger to someone else.”
  8. #8
    “I see a few friends - people I used to think were my friends - but they look away.”
  9. #9
    “I don’t want to be cool. I want to grab her by the neck and shake her and scream at her to stop treating me like dirt. She didn’t even bother to find out the truth – what kind of friend is that?”
  10. #10
    “‘This is where you can find your soul, if you dare. Where you can touch that part of you that you’ve never dared look at before.’”
  11. #11
    “We fall into clans: Jocks, Country Clubbers, Idiot Savants, Cheerleaders, Human Waste, Eurotrash, Future Fascists of America, Big Hair Chix, the Marthas, Suffering Artists, Thespians, Goths, Shredders. I am clanless.”

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  1. #12
    “I open up a paper clip and scratch it across the inside of my left wrist. Pitiful. If a suicide attempt is a cry for help, then what is this? A whimper, a peep? I draw little windowcracks of blood, etching line after line until it stops hurting. It looks like I arm-wrestled a rosebush.”
  2. #13
    “It wasn’t my fault. He hurt me. It wasn’t my fault. And I’m not going to let it kill me. I can grow.”
  3. #14
    “They swallow her whole and she never looks back at me. Not once.”
  4. #15
    “He says a million things without saying a word. I make a note to study David Petrakis. I have never heard a more eloquent silence.”
  5. #16
    “The tears dissolve the last block of ice in my throat. I feel the frozen stillness melt down through the inside of me, dripping shards of ice that vanish in a puddle of sunlight on the stained floor. Words float up.”
  6. #17
    “I’m sure I was a huge disappointment. I’m not pretty or smart or athletic. I’m just like them - an ordinary drone dressed in secrets and lies.”
  7. #18
    “You’re a good kid. I think you have a lot to say. I’d like to hear it.”
  8. #19
    “I don’t know where you picked up that slacker attitude, but you certainly didn’t learn it at home. Probably from the bad influences up here.”
  9. #20
    “There is a beast in my gut, I can hear it scraping away at my ribs. Even if I dump the memory, it will stay with me, staining me.”
  10. #21
    “The way we live ought to manifest the truth of what we believe. A messy life speaks of a messy and incoherent faith.”
  11. #22
    “Unless a man is prepared to ask a woman to be his wife, what right has he to claim her exclusive attention? Unless she has been asked to marry him, why would a sensible woman promise any man her exclusive attention? If, when the time has come for a commitment, he is not man enough to ask her to marry him, she should give him no reason to presume that she belongs to him.”

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