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The Best 13 Reasons Why Quotes

Last updated on May 7th, 2017
The Best 13 Reasons Why Quotes

Based on the 2007 young adult novel written by Jay Asher, 13 Reasons Why is an American television series (adapted for Netflix by Brian Yorkey) about a student, Clay Jensen, and his quest to unravel the mystery behind the suicide of his classmate and crush, Hannah Baker.

The cast includes Katherine Langford as Hannah Baker, Dylan Minnette as Clay Jensen, Christian Navarro as Tony Padilla, Alisha Boe as Jessica Davis, Brandon Flynn as Justin Foley, Justin Prentice as Bryce Walker, Miles Heizer as Alex Standall, Amy Hargreaves as Lainie Jensen, and Kate Walsh as Olivia Baker.

The series was released on Netflix on March 31, 2017.

Hey, its Hannah. Hannah Baker.

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Hey, it’s Hannah. Hannah Baker. Don’t adjust your… whatever device you’re hearing this on. It’s me, live and in stereo. No return engagements, no encore, and this time, absolutely no requests. Get a snack. Settle in. Because I’m about to tell you the story of my life. More specifically, why my life ended. And if you’re listening to this tape, you’re one of the reasons why.Hannah Baker, S1.Ep1: Tape 1, Side A

The truth isnt always the most exciting version of things, or the best or the worst.

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The truth isn’t always the most exciting version of things, or the best or the worst. It’s somewhere in between. But it deserves to be heard and remembered. The truth will out, like someone said once. It remains.Hannah Baker, S1.Ep1: Tape 1, Side A

You take what you can get in this life.

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You take what you can get in this life.Clay Jensen, S1.Ep2: Tape 1, Side B

You cant know rumors. You can hear them, but you cant know them.

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You can’t know rumors. You can hear them, but you can’t know them.Hannah Baker, S1.Ep2: Tape 1, Side B

Losing a good friend is never easy, especially when you dont understand why you lost them in the first place.

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Losing a good friend is never easy, especially when you don’t understand why you lost them in the first place.Hannah Baker, S1.Ep2: Tape 1, Side B

Chaos theory isnt exactly about chaos.

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Chaos theory isn’t exactly about chaos. It’s about how a tiny change in a big system can affect everything.Hannah Baker, S1.Ep3: Tape 2, Side A

Sometimes when theres no justice, you gonna make it for yourself.

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Sometimes when there’s no justice, you gonna make it for yourself.Tony Padilla, S1.Ep4: Tape 2, Side B

When I listen to the tapes... I want to see her in school tomorrow.

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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.Clay Jensen,(about Hannah), S1.Ep5: Tape 3, Side A

Maybe none of us can say who we truly are.

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Maybe none of us can say who we truly are.Hannah Baker, S1.Ep6: Tape 3, Side B

Everyone is just so nice until they drive you to kill yourself.

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Everyone is just so nice until they drive you to kill yourself.Clay Jensen, S1.Ep7: Tape 4, Side A

Everybody wants to talk. No one wants to do anything.

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Everybody wants to talk. No one wants to do anything.Clay Jensen, S1.Ep8: Tape 4, Side B

You cant change other people, but you can change yourself.

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You can’t change other people, but you can change yourself.Hannah Baker, S1.Ep9: Tape 5, Side A

Sometimes things just happen to you.

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Sometimes things just happen to you. They just happen. You can’t help it. But it’s what you do next that counts. Not what happens but what you decide to do about it.Hannah Baker, S1.Ep10: Tape 5, Side B

Clay, Helmet, your name does not belong on this list.

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Clay, Helmet, your name does not belong on this list. But you need to be here if I’m going to tell my story. If I’m going to explain why I did what I did. Because you aren’t every other guy. You’re different. You’re good and kind and decent. And I didn’t deserve to be with someone like you. I never would. I would have ruined you. It wasn’t you. It was me, and everything that’s happened to me.Hannah Baker, S1.Ep11: Tape 6, Side A

You wanna know whats worse than being a rapist Hiding behind one.

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You wanna know what’s worse than being a rapist? Hiding behind one.Alex Standall, S1.Ep12: Tape 6, Side B

It seemed like no matter what I did, I kept letting people down.

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It seemed like no matter what I did, I kept letting people down. I started thinking how everyone’s lives would be better without me.Hannah Baker, S1.Ep12: Tape 6, Side B

The way I see it, there are two different kinds of death.

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The way I see it, there are two different kinds of death. If you’re lucky, you live a long life and one day your body stops working and it’s over. But if you’re not lucky, you die a little bit, over and over, until you realize it’s too late.Hannah Baker, S1.Ep12: Tape 6, Side B

Life is unpredictable and control is just an illusion.

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Life is unpredictable and control is just an illusion.Hannah Baker, S1.Ep12: Tape 6, Side B

I started with Justin. Then Jessica. Who each broke my heart.

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I started with Justin. Then Jessica. Who each broke my heart. Alex, Tyler, Courtney, Marcus, who each helped to destroy my reputation. On through Zach and Ryan, who broke my spirit. Through tape number 12, Bryce Walker, who broke my soul.Hannah Baker, S1.Ep13: Tape 7, Side A

Some of you care. None of you cared enough.

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Some of you care. None of you cared enough.Hannah Baker, S1.Ep13: Tape 7, Side A

You cant love someone back to life.

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You can’t love someone back to life.Kevin Porter, S1.Ep13: Tape 7, Side A

It has to get better.

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It has to get better. The way we treat each other and look out for each other. It has to get better somehow.Clay Jensen, (to Kevin), S1.Ep13: Tape 7, Side A