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The Best 13 Reasons Why Quotes

Last updated on Aug 31st, 2019

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, Grace Saif as Ani Achola, and Kate Walsh as Olivia Baker.

Season 1

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

Season 2

People tell lies about you, and other people believe them. And it gets to the point where the lies might as well be the truth. - Tyler Down (13 Reasons Why Quotes)
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People tell lies about you, and other people believe them. And it gets to the point where the lies might as well be the truth.Tyler Down, S2.Ep1: The First Polaroid
Just because you have the picture doesn't mean you have the whole story. - Tyler Down (13 Reasons Why Quotes)
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Just because you have the picture doesn’t mean you have the whole story.Tyler Down, S2.Ep1: The First Polaroid
We all have things we keep hidden. Sometimes, keeping secrets is how you survive. - Courtney Crimsen (13 Reasons Why Quotes)
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We all have things we keep hidden. Sometimes, keeping secrets is how you survive.Courtney Crimsen, S2.Ep2: Two Girls Kissing
There will always come a time when we're forced to face the thing we're most afraid of. - Courtney Crimsen (13 Reasons Why Quotes)
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There will always come a time when we’re forced to face the thing we’re most afraid of.Courtney Crimsen, S2.Ep2: Two Girls Kissing
When the house is on fire, do you discuss the fire or get out of the goddamn house? - Clay Jensen (13 Reasons Why Quotes)
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When the house is on fire, do you discuss the fire or get out of the goddamn house?Clay Jensen, S2.Ep3: The Drunk Slut
Sometimes it seems like no matter what you do, people still see you the way they want to. - Jessica Davis (13 Reasons Why Quotes)
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Sometimes it seems like no matter what you do, people still see you the way they want to.Jessica Davis, S2.Ep3: The Drunk Slut
We all want to be strong. We all want to be the kind of people who deserve good friends. But I guess, at the end of the day, none of us are as strong as we want to be. - Jessica Davis (13 Reasons Why Quotes)
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We all want to be strong. We all want to be the kind of people who deserve good friends. But I guess, at the end of the day, none of us are as strong as we want to be.Jessica Davis, S2.Ep3: The Drunk Slut
Privilege is a trap all its own. - Marcus Cole (13 Reasons Why Quotes)
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Privilege is a trap all its own.Marcus Cole, S2.Ep4: The Second Polaroid
There's always another side to every story. - Hannah Baker (13 Reasons Why Quotes)
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There’s always another side to every story.Hannah Baker, S2.Ep4: The Second Polaroid
Nothing that's worth anything comes without pain. - Ryan Shaver (13 Reasons Why Quotes)
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Nothing that’s worth anything comes without pain.Ryan Shaver: S2.Ep5: The Chalk Machine
A work of art is only good if it arises from necessity, from need. And it can be political need or personal need or, ideally, both. Art should be confrontation. It should shock and scare you. - Ryan Shaver (13 Reasons Why Quotes)
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A work of art is only good if it arises from necessity, from need. And it can be political need or personal need or, ideally, both. Art should be confrontation. It should shock and scare you.Ryan Shaver: S2.Ep5: The Chalk Machine
You fool yourself into thinking that by keeping things hidden, it makes it easier for you to get by. - Zach Dempsey (13 Reasons Why Quotes)
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You fool yourself into thinking that by keeping things hidden, it makes it easier for you to get by.Zach Dempsey: S2.Ep6: The Smile at the End of the Dock
A favor is only a favor if someone asks for it. - Bryce Walker (13 Reasons Why Quotes)
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A favor is only a favor if someone asks for it.Bryce Walker, S2.Ep7: The Third Polaroid
Infinity. It's funny how we have a word for that concept, but there is no way we can understand it. - Clay Jensen (13 Reasons Why Quotes)
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Infinity. It’s funny how we have a word for that concept, but there is no way we can understand it.Clay Jensen, S2.Ep7: The Third Polaroid
Maybe love is how you understand infinity. When your love has no limits, when it goes on forever. Maybe that feels like infinity. - Hannah Baker (13 Reasons Why Quotes)
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Maybe love is how you understand infinity. When your love has no limits, when it goes on forever. Maybe that feels like infinity.Hannah Baker, S2.Ep7: The Third Polaroid
Keeping it in, that is not brave. Feeling the pain, facing it, that takes courage. - Olivia Baker (13 Reasons Why Quotes)
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Keeping it in, that is not brave. Feeling the pain, facing it, that takes courage.Olivia Baker (to Jessica), S2.Ep8: The Little Girl
When kids feel powerless, when they feel they have no avenue for understanding, they act out. - Kevin Porter (13 Reasons Why Quotes)
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When kids feel powerless, when they feel they have no avenue for understanding, they act out.Kevin Porter, S2.Ep9: The Missing Page
When we act out of anger or fear, we can hurt people we don't mean to hurt. - Tony Padilla (13 Reasons Why Quotes)
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When we act out of anger or fear, we can hurt people we don’t mean to hurt.Tony Padilla, S2.Ep10: Smile, Bitches
Friendship is complicated. You find yourself doing things you never thought you'd do. - Justin Foley (13 Reasons Why Quotes)
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Friendship is complicated. You find yourself doing things you never thought you’d do.Justin Foley, S2.Ep12: The Box of Polaroids
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. - Clay Jensen (13 Reasons Why Quotes)
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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.Clay Jensen, S2.Ep13: Bye
How do we take what hurts most? Take the darkness and turn it into light? I think the answer is we love each other. - Clay Jensen (13 Reasons Why Quotes)
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How do we take what hurts most? Take the darkness and turn it into light? I think the answer is we love each other.Clay Jensen, S2.Ep13: Bye

Season 3

Change, especially positive change, happens so slowly it can feel it's not happening at all. - Priya Singh (13 Reasons Why Quotes)
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Change, especially positive change, happens so slowly it can feel it’s not happening at all.Priya Singh, S3.Ep2: If You're Breathing, You're a Liar
Everything a mother does, she does for her child. If she loses her child, she loses everything. - Amara Josephine Achola (13 Reasons Why Quotes)
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Everything a mother does, she does for her child. If she loses her child, she loses everything.Amara Josephine Achola, S3.Ep4: Angry, Young and Man
When you judge someone by their past, it can make that past impossible to escape. - Ani Achola (13 Reasons Why Quotes)
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When you judge someone by their past, it can make that past impossible to escape.Ani Achola, S3.Ep4: Angry, Young and Man
No matter what may come, or where we go, if it's one person in the mirror or all of us, we remember how good we are. - Tony Padilla (13 Reasons Why Quotes)
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No matter what may come, or where we go, if it’s one person in the mirror or all of us, we remember how good we are.Tony Padilla, S3.Ep6: You Can Tell the Heart of a Man by How He Grieves
We're all in costumes all the time, trying to become the thing we're wearing. - Ani Achola (13 Reasons Why Quotes)
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We’re all in costumes all the time, trying to become the thing we’re wearing.Ani Achola, S3.Ep7: There Are a Number of Problems with Clay Jensen
People always tell you who they are. You just have to listen. - Clay Jensen (13 Reasons Why Quotes)
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People always tell you who they are. You just have to listen.Clay Jensen, S3.Ep7: There Are a Number of Problems with Clay Jensen
A maze, you get lost. A labyrinth, you find yourself. - Kevin Porter (13 Reasons Why Quotes)
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A maze, you get lost. A labyrinth, you find yourself.Kevin Porter, S3.Ep8: In High School, Even on a Good Day, It's Hard to Tell Who's on Your Side
When people stare at you and talk or they don't stare but you can tell that they want to, just remember that you know who you are, and they don't. - Tyler Down (13 Reasons Why Quotes)
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When people stare at you and talk or they don’t stare but you can tell that they want to, just remember that you know who you are, and they don’t.Tyler Down, S3.Ep9: Always Waiting for the Next Bad News
The louder we get, the harder it is for someone to even find their voice. - Jessica Davis (13 Reasons Why Quotes)
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The louder we get, the harder it is for someone to even find their voice.Jessica Davis, S3.Ep11: There Are a Few Things I Haven't Told You
Winning at the cost of who you are, winning at the cost of becoming someone that you hate, means nothing. - Zach Dempsey (13 Reasons Why Quotes)
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Jessica Davis: People need to be able to speak before they can shout.Jessica Davis, S3.Ep11: There Are a Few Things I Haven't Told You
Winning at the cost of who you are, winning at the cost of becoming someone that you hate, means nothing. - Zach Dempsey (13 Reasons Why Quotes)
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Winning at the cost of who you are, winning at the cost of becoming someone that you hate, means nothing.Zach Dempsey, S3.Ep12: And Then the Hurricane Hit
Sometimes I feel like that's all life is. It's just all the mistakes you make and all the s*** you gotta do to set it right. - Justin Foley (13 Reasons Why Quotes)
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Sometimes I feel like that’s all life is. It’s just all the mistakes you make and all the s*** you gotta do to set it right.Justin Foley, S3.Ep13: Let the Dead Bury the Dead
I'm a person in a thousand pieces. But I'm seeing a counselor. It's a long, hard process, but little by little, you start picking up the pieces. And you realize that what you're making is a mirror. And the more pieces you put together, the more you see yourself. - Bryce Walker (13 Reasons Why Quotes)
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I’m a person in a thousand pieces. But I’m seeing a counselor. It’s a long, hard process, but little by little, you start picking up the pieces. And you realize that what you’re making is a mirror. And the more pieces you put together, the more you see yourself.Bryce Walker, S3.Ep13: Let the Dead Bury the Dead
It's not supposed to be easy for people like us. We're meant to go through s*** and make it out alive. - Justin Foley (13 Reasons Why Quotes)
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It’s not supposed to be easy for people like us. We’re meant to go through s*** and make it out alive.Justin Foley, S3.Ep13: Let the Dead Bury the Dead