13 reasons why quotes

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This blog lists out iconic quotes by the author of 13 reasons why Jay Asher as well as some quotes from the TV series adaptation of his book. 

13 reasons why is a teen American TV series developed for Netflix based on the novel of the same name Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher published in 2007. 

If you are unfamiliar with the book or the show, it revolves around high school student Clay Jensen and the aftermath Hannah Baker’s suicide, another character who is part of Jensen’s highschool.

The plot of the novel and the series starts out when she leaves behind a box of tape recordings in cassette tapes where she details the reason as to why she committed suicide dedicate to the indidvaiusl she beleievs to be responsible for her death. 

Here are some quotes by Jay Asher in his book that reflects an almost critique into how society handles teenage depression and mental health struggles as well as how suicide is often seen by the one struggling as well as the ones who are left to grieve.

These quotes have been referred from a compiled list on Goodreads. 

Quotes from Jay Asher’s book “13 reasons why”

“But no matter when I go back, the fact remains, eventually I need to face the other people on the tapes.” ― Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

“I’ve heard so many stories I don’t know which one is the most popular. But I do know which is the least popular.

The truth.”― Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

″You don’t know what goes on in anyone’s life but your own. And when you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re not messing with just that part. Unfortunately, you can’t be that precise and selective. When you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re messing with their entire life. Everything…affects everything.”― Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

“But eventually, as they always will, the rumours reached me. And everybody knows you can’t disprove a rumour.”― Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

″For Jessica, it was easier to think of me as Bad Hannah than as the Hannah she got to know at Monet’s. It was easier to accept. Easier to understand.― Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

For her, the rumours needed to be true.”― Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

“With every side of every tape, an old memory gets turned upside down. A reputation twists into something I don’t recognize.”― Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

“For just a buck, you get the name and number of your one true soul mate. For five bucks, you get your top five.”― Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

“Dream big, they say. Shoot for the stars. Then they lock us away for 12 years and tell us where to sit, when to pee, and what to think. […] Then we turn 18 and even though we’ve never had an original thought, we have to make the most important decision of our lives. […] And if you don’t have the money and don’t really have the grades, a lot of the decision gets made for you.”― Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

“No one knows for certain how much impact they have on the lives of other people. Oftentimes, we have no clue. Yet we push it just the same.”

― Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

“You can’t stop the future

You can’t rewind the past

The only way to learn the secret

…is to press play.”

― Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

“A lot of you cared, just not enough.”

― Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

“But you can’t get away from yourself. You can’t decide not to see yourself anymore. You can’t decide to turn off the noise in your head.”

― Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

“If my love were an ocean,

there would be no more land.

If my love were a desert,

you would see only sand.

If my love were a star-

late at night, only light.

And if my love could grow wings,

I’d be soaring in flight.”

― Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

“You can’t go back to how things were. How you thought they were. All you really have is…now.”

― Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

“Sometimes we have thoughts that we don’t even understand. Thoughts that aren’t even true—that aren’t really how we feel—but they’re running through our heads anyway because they’re interesting to think about.”

― Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

“Everything…affects everything”

― Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

“ If you hear a song that makes you cry and you don’t want to cry anymore, you don’t listen to that song anymore. But you can’t get away from yourself. You can’t decide not to see yourself anymore. You can’t decide to turn off the noise in your head.”

― Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

“It’s hard to be disappointed when what you expected turns out to be true.”

― Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

“When you try rescuing someone and discover they can’t be reached, why would you ever throw that back in their face?”

― Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

“Like driving along a bumpy road and losing control of the steering wheel, tossing you—just a tad—off the road. The wheels kick up some dirt, but you’re able to pull it back. Yet no matter how hard you try to drive straight, something keeps jerking you to the side. You have so little control over anything anymore. And at some point, the struggle becomes too much—too tiring—and you consider letting go. Allowing tragedy… or whatever… to happen.”

― Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

“In the end….everything matters.”

― Jay Asher

“I sat. And I thought. And the more I thought, connecting the events in my life, the more my heart collapsed.”

― Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

“Sometimes we have thoughts that we don’t understand. Thoughts that aren’t even true—that aren’t really how we feel—but they’re running through our heads anyway because they’re interesting to think about.

If you could hear other people’s thoughts, you’d overhear things that are true as well as things that are completely random. And you wouldn’t know one from the other. It’d drive you insane. What’s true? What’s not? A million ideas, but what do they mean?”

― Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

“That’s why you did it. You wanted your world to collapse around you. You wanted everything to get as dark as possible.”

― Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

“After all, how often do we get a second chance?”

― Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

“But sometimes there’s nothing left to do but move on.”

― Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

Quotes from the 13 Reasons Why TV Series

Here are some quotes from the various characters of the TV show 13 reasons why across the four seasons. These quotes have been originally compiled by Seventeen and Thrillist. 

“That’s how it is for girls. People judge you by the way you look, the things they hear about you. They put a label on you.” — Jessica, 13 reasons why, TV series. 

“What’s the truth? What’s true? I think we each have our own truth.” — Courtney, 13 reasons why (TV series)

“Losing a good friend is never easy.”

“It must be possible to swim in the ocean of the one you love without drowning.” —Sarah Kay.

“It has to get better.” — Clay, 13 reasons why (TV series)

You can have the best intentions and still fall short.” — Billy Porter 13 reasons why (TV series)

“Maybe love is how you understand infinity. When your love has no limit. When it goes on forever. Maybe that feels like infinity.” — Hannah Baker, 13 reasons why (TV series)

“No matter how many reasons there might be why, there are always more why not.” — Olivia Baker,13 reasons why (TV series)

“Why didn’t you say this to me when I was alive?” — Hannah, 13 reasons why (TV series)

“Hot chocolate is the cure for all things sh***y in life.” — Jessica, 13 reasons why (TV series)

“You can’t know rumours. You can hear them, but you can’t know them.” — Hannah, 13 reasons why (TV series)

“I think I’ve made myself very clear, but no one’s coming forward to stop me.” — Hannah,  reasons why (TV series)

“Maybe you think I’m being silly. I’m some stupid girl who gets all worked up over a little thing. But little things matter.” — Hannah, 13 reasons why (TV series)

Maybe love is how you understand infinity. When your love has no limit. When it goes on forever. Maybe that feels like infinity.” — Hannah Baker, 13 reasons why (TV series)

Conclusion

This blog lists out iconic quotes by the author of 13 reasons why Jay Asher as well as some quotes from the TV series adaptation of his book. 

FAQ related to 13 reasons why quotes

Why did 13 Reasons Why get Cancelled?

Netflix announced that 13 reasons why will not be getting a fifth season because the writers and developers believe that the show has reached its end and it will only follow the characters up to their graduation from highschool in season four, the final season. 

Is 13 Reasons Why a depressing show?

13 Reasons Why is not recommended for indidviausl who are struggling with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, or a history of trauma because of the plot, the character’s experiences, and the narrative that the show follows. 

It is not a depressing show, however, it could cause distress in individuals who are more vulnerable to this type of content. 

Is 13 Reasons Why Real or fake?

13 reasons why is fake, a fictional story or novel written by Jay Asher. The story is not an autobiography of his own life, nor does the TV show incorporate any life experiences of real or living individuals.

Is 13 Reasons Why season 4 the last?

In 2019, it was announced that the series 13 reasons why has been renewed for a fourth and final season that was released in 2020 without much fanfare. 

Is 13 Reasons Why rated R?

No 13 reasons why is not rated R however, 13 Reasons Why on Netflix is rated TV-MA for language and disturbing graphic images of heavy content. 

References

Asher, J. (2017). Thirteen reasons why. Penguin Books.

13 Reasons Why Quotes:20 of the best book quotes from 13 Reasons Why. Bookroo. Retrieved on 1st February 2022. https://bookroo.com/quotes/13-reasons-why

Jay Asher Quotes, Goodreads. Retrieved on 1st February 2022. https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/569269.Jay_Asher

The Most Popular Quotes From ’13 Reasons Why’. thrillist. Retrieved on 1st February 2022. https://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/nation/13-reasons-why-best-quotes-lines

17 Memorable Quotes From “13 Reasons Why” to Prepare You for Season 3. Seventeen. Retrieved on 1st February 2022. https://www.seventeen.com/celebrity/movies-tv/g19663098/13-reasons-why-quotes/

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