When I listen to the tapes… I want to see her in school tomorrow. I want to eat Mike and Ikes out of the box with her at the Crestmont. I want to dance with her again, and kiss her… when I should have kissed her. But I can’t.[about Hannah]
Hannah Baker came into my life at the end of one summer like a star that fell to Earth. Like nothing I had seen, like no one I had ever met. She was funny, and smart, and moody, and maddening, and beautiful. And I loved her. I loved her so much. And I ask her every day why she did what she did. But I get no answers. She took those with her when she went. Leaving me, all of us, angry, empty, confused. And I know that hurt won’t ever go away. But there will come a day when I don’t feel it every minute. And the anger won’t be so hot, and the other feelings will fade, and I’ll be left with only love. A good friend once said to me, “I can love you and still let you go.” So, Hannah, I love you, and I let you go. I will miss you. And I hope that wherever you go next, you feel peace, you feel safe in a way that you never did here. Wherever you go next, I hope you know that I love you.
It has to get better. The way we treat each other and look out for each other. It has to get better somehow.[to Kevin]
It’s time that we stop thinking about what Hannah wanted and start thinking about what she needs.[to Tony]
How do we take what hurts most? Take the darkness and turn it into light? I think the answer is we love each other.