100 Quotes About Young Adult Fiction

Sometimes, young adult novels can be a bit much for adults. While reading them may be entertaining, sometimes you just want something to read that’s not filled with complicated themes or overly detailed plots. This list of the best young-adult-fiction quotes is for anyone who’s looking for something brief and simple.

Friends are the family you choose (~ Nin/Ithilnin, Elven rogue).
Friends are the family you choose (~ Nin/Ithilnin, Elven rogue). Jess C. Scott
A fit, healthy body–that is the best fashion statement Jess C. Scott
Please, touch me, I pray.
Please, touch me, I pray. Jess C. Scott
Rule number 2 - don't listen to me!
Rule number 2 - don't listen to me! " Arriane laughed, "I'm certifiably insane! Lauren Kate
Oh for craps sake. You're not dying again, are you?...
Oh for craps sake. You're not dying again, are you? It's seriously inconvenient when you do that." -Aphrodite P.c. Cast
Look, girls know when they’re cute, ” he said. “You don’t have to tell them. All they need to do is look in the mirror. I have one friend out in New York, an attorney. She moved out there after the school year to take the bar. She doesn’t have a job. I was like, ‘How are you going to get a job there in this market?’ And she’s like, ‘I’ll wink and I’ll smile.’ She’s a pretty girl. Whether that works despite her poor grades is yet to be seen. Daniel Amory
One of the professors told me last week that he feels bad teaching with the way the economy is now. ‘What’s the point?’ he said. ‘Kids aren’t getting jobs.’ You never hear faculty talk that way. He did. Daniel Amory
Anya looked upon Nin admirably. Having him as a partner-in-crime–if only on this one occasion, which she hoped would only be the start of something more–was more revitalizing than the cheap thrills of a cookie-cutter shallow, superficial romance, where the top priority was how beautiful a person was on the outside. Jess C. Scott
You can always tell the heart of man by what...
You can always tell the heart of man by what he do, and by what he don't do... Steven J. Carroll
There is no law stronger than that ofmagic. - Kian
There is no law stronger than that ofmagic. - Kian Kailin Gow
There's only one of him, she thought, and he's right here. He knows I'll like a song before I've heard it. He laughs before I even get to the punch line. There's a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes me want to let him open doors for me. There's only one of him. Rainbow Rowell
When they’re together, the world could fall apart around them and they’d never notice or care as long as they have each other. Simone Elkeles
I reached down and picked up a baseball bat at my feet and I flung it as hard as it could. It circled and arced high in the air until it slammed against the side of the dining hall with a crack and fell. I sat down in the dirt. Then I lay down in the dirt. Because not only was there no trail to follow, there was no evidence he’d ever been here. There was no evidence any of them had been here. Laura Anderson Kurk
I don’t think I’ve ever referred to any girl I dated as my girlfriend. I think that would freak me out. Even the girl that I dated for two years in college I don’t think I ever referred to her as my girlfriend.”“ How would you introduce her?” I asked.“ I’m just going to say her name, ” he said. Daniel Amory
Creativity is the catalyst to the future.
Creativity is the catalyst to the future. Ann Marie Frohoff
We stand there for a moment, staring at each other, savoring it. And then all at once, we slam together. Mia's legs are off the ground, wrapped around my waist, her hands dipping in my hair, my hands tangled in hers. And our lips. There isn't enough skin, enough spit, enough time, for the lost years that our lips are trying to make up for as they find each other. We kiss. The electric current switches to high. The lights throughout all of Brooklyn must be surging. Gayle Forman
A quick thought shot through my mind. Could I really...
A quick thought shot through my mind. Could I really drown in a dream? I remembered the movie the Matrix. If you died in the matrix, you died in real life. I wasn’t about to take a chance... Cameo Renae
The voice blurs and fades, like a faint cry riding on the tails of the wind. I yawn and stretch, rolling over. I fold my pillow under my head and wait for the voice to return. When I hear nothing but the sound of my own breathing I allow myself to drift back into a dreamless slumber. Lauren Hammond
Enough with the sadness! This dream is not for cry-babies...”...
Enough with the sadness! This dream is not for cry-babies...” he said, his face beaming with a wide smile. Cameo Renae
He grinned, a very dark and evil grin… the kind...
He grinned, a very dark and evil grin… the kind of grin that the Grinch had before he stole Christmas. Cameo Renae
Why don't you check out those teenagers in the middle row? They've been going at it like dogs in heat ever since the previews. They're probably both werewolves. And even if they aren't, you should throw them out on principle alone. Rusty Fischer
My mom believed that you make your own luck. Over the stove she had hung these old, maroon painted letters that spell out, “MANIFEST.” The idea being if you thought and dreamed about the way you wanted your life to be -- if you just envisioned it long enough, it would come into being. But as hard as I had manifested Astrid Heyman with her hand in mine, her blue eyes gazing into mine, her lips whispering something wild and funny and outrageous in my ear, she had remained totally unaware of my existence. Truly, to even dream of dreaming about Astrid, for a guy like me, in my relatively low position on the social ladder of Cheyenne Mountain High, was idiotic. And with her a senior and me a junior? Forget it. Astrid was just lit up with beauty: shining blonde ringlets, June sky blue eyes, slightly furrowed brow, always biting back a smile, champion diver on the swim team. Olympic level. Hell, Astrid was Olympic level in every possible way. Emmy Laybourne
Too long, much too long.
Too long, much too long. Jessica Verday
Are we talking hell hounds and flames here?" Des asked, pacing at the end of our beds. I repeated the question and gave a heaving sigh of relief when Jameson said I had the wrong idea." He's going to 'lead us into temptation.'"" That doesn't sound so bad, " Des said with a cheeky grin. Terri Clark
If I could have looked into the future to see...
If I could have looked into the future to see what I would have become, I wouldn't have become the person I was always meant to be. ~ lw Lisa L. Wiedmeier
I didn't care, because I loved him, and that was...
I didn't care, because I loved him, and that was the end of every argument and the beginning of every promise. Summer Lane
I am the shadow of the flame.
I am the shadow of the flame. Victoria Aveyard
I took care of the next guy in line while I checked out the girl who was boxing up a pecan pie and decorating it with some sort of fancy ribbon. Watching her wouldn’t be a hardship. She made the retro waitress uniform look good. If she looked as good from the front as she did from the back, maybe I would ask her out. She turned around and handed the box to the customer at the counter and my world turned sideways. It was Delia. My little sister’s annoying best friend. The girl who was practically a member of my family. When had she become hot? I blinked, hoping maybe I’d seen wrong. Nope. Same blonde hair with hot pink stripes, which I’d always thought was stupid. Now, wearing the Pie Princess tiara and some sort of glittery lip gloss she looked wild and kind of sexy. And that was just wrong. . Chris Cannon
My wishing star glowed slightly and winked back at me....
My wishing star glowed slightly and winked back at me. I could almost hear its voice, tinkling like wind chimes and church bells, reassuring me that everything would return to normal. Erica Sehyun Song
How many times can a heart be shattered and still...
How many times can a heart be shattered and still be pieced back together? How many times before the damage is irreparable? Gwenn Wright
I always thought of the stars like a handful of...
I always thought of the stars like a handful of gems that God randomly tossed across the sky, saying, 'Here, go wherever you please. Chelsea Vanderbeek
Writing is the new reading
Writing is the new reading Emlyn Hall
I did not know what the future would bring, but...
I did not know what the future would bring, but I knew that life is not merely about knowledge. It is about the courage and trust that we place in our stories. Erin Forbes
Time is a funny thing. You can go through it and meddle with it, but nothing can stay permanent. So even if everything so far had not happened, time would still have managed to find a way to make all this happen. Erica Sehyun Song
I felt so much older now, so much more responsible. I guess that there were some positive outcomes: I knew more things than usual, and I knew that I really could accomplish anything and everything. But sometimes, all a fifteen-year-old girl wants is to stop growing. She wants time to slow down and eventually stand still where she can be young and inexperienced forever. Sometimes, she simply wants to remain a child. Erica Sehyun Song
And then I knew that despite all the pain and hard work all of us had gone through, despite the sadness and anger we felt, in the end, everything was going to be fine. But I did not know when the end was, or if it was even near. But that did not matter. I preferred to look towards it in anticipation rather than worry about it. One new day equalled to one new adventure. And right now, I still had plenty of days left in my life. So I did not decide to sit down and plan out my life. Instead, I decided to sit back, relax, and see where life would take me. . Erica Sehyun Song
When they’re together, the world could fall apart around them...
When they’re together, the world could fall apart around them and they’d never notice or care as long as they have each Simone Elkeles
Nothing will stop us from stealing our place in the...
Nothing will stop us from stealing our place in the sun. - The Founder from Lost in Atlantis Briton Heitt
A jellyfish, if you watch it long enough, begins to look like a heart beating. It doesn't matter what kind: the blooded Atolla with its flashing siren lights, the frilly flower hat variety, or the near-transparent moon jelly, Aurelia aurita. It's their pulse, the way they contract swiftly, than release. Like a ghost heart-- a heart you can see right through, right into some other world where everything you ever lost as gone to hide. Jellyfish don't even have hearts, of course-- no heart, no brain, no bone, no blood. But watch them for a while. You will see them beating. . Ali Benjamin
A book is a wonderful present. Though it may grow...
A book is a wonderful present. Though it may grow worn, it will never grow old. Jane Yolen
Oscar always said that books are truly our best friends. He said that they never think poorly of us and that they always have a shoulder for us to cry on or relieve stress. They take our minds away from the real world by telling us captivating stories. When we look back at our choice of books, we can nostalgically recall our younger years. Erica Sehyun Song
They were full of suspicion and wonder, which I had...
They were full of suspicion and wonder, which I had grown to recognize as two very dangerous things. Erin Forbes
Yes, ” I whisper so the others won’t hear, “but...
Yes, ” I whisper so the others won’t hear, “but being afraid is good because it means I still have more to lose. Caroline George
Every great day has a story and a song!
Every great day has a story and a song! Faith Reese Martin
Magdalen's eyes were wide and her mouth hung open. She was so sweet and beautiful. She would make a wonderful margrave's wife. Avelina had already made up her mind that the margrave had not killed his brother. She simply could not believe anyone who was so particular about who he was going to marry, and who seemed so concerned about orphans, could have done such a despicable thing. At least, she hoped not. Melanie Dickerson
There was a sudden flash of lightning which brightly illuminated our faces. I squinted against the harsh light. It was soon followed by the crack of thunder. The strong wind whipped our hair around our faces, and the younger girls squealed as they quickly ran across the grass to get inside the school. Rose and I sat up, smiles on our faces as we listened to the weather’s dangerous melody. The third flash of lightning finally ripped open the sky’s belly. Freezing rain cascaded out, drenching us in a matter of seconds, the flower garlands drooping and lying limp on our matted hair. Erica Sehyun Song
The two of us locked up our own little secrets from the real world. We had experienced countless sleepless nights when we would share our fears, our worries, and our passions; when we would gossip about the school and the other girls. We had played too many pranks and snuck out more than enough times to be expelled if the teachers ever found out. We were professionals at the art of being discreet; however, we had never found sneaking out of a residence necessary, especially when the reason was not to play a prank. . Erica Sehyun Song
The rain landed on my skin with a barely audible patter and changed the tempo of its repetitive dance, letting the wind change its course and angle. The cold soon seeped through my dress and into my bones. An iris from my garland fell in my lap. Erica Sehyun Song
I took my friend’s hand as she helped me up. With our hands still linked and our flower crowns tangled in our hair, we danced, laughing with joy, through the rain and towards the school, the lightning showing us our path with its powerful light. Erica Sehyun Song
Making friends is not a big deal. Replacing me with...
Making friends is not a big deal. Replacing me with them after talking to them for only one bloody day is a big deal. Erica Sehyun Song
That was the funny thing. What happened to John would pass for his classmates, but for John it was a long challenging road ahead of him. Who knew where he would be sent, maybe a juvenile detention center? He might keep in touch with a few friends if his parents let him, but he would never return to Wakefield High. His peers had no clue the journey ahead of him, that his life was changed forever. And they had no idea what lay ahead for Lilly. No one knew she had been given a task by the Archangels to fight a war against pure evil. They had no idea that Lilly would spend most of her free time not training for a marathon, but training to kill demons. John and Lilly were not all too different. . Ellie Elisabeth
I remember when I was twenty-five, ” he said. “No client comes to you when you’re twenty-five. It’s like when you are looking for a doctor. You don’t want the new one that just graduated. You don’t want the very old one, the one shaking, the one twenty years past his prime. You want the seasoned one who has done it so many times he can do it in his sleep though. Same thing with attorneys. . Daniel Amory
No one can steal your freedom from you. You can...
No one can steal your freedom from you. You can only give it away. Bella James
Sadly, like many times in life, including winning the lottery, we don’t always get what we wish for. Unknown
Clearly, she hadn’t heard of the two words ‘social’ and ‘life’. Unknown
With every step, I cursed the person who had ever invented the saying: “Speak of the devil”. Clearly, they had no sympathy for me! Unknown
Hecate smelt the odour of death as clearly as she might smell the wonderful, scented fragrance of blooming flowers in springtime or the delicious smell of dinner wafting down the hallway. Unknown
His tricks had raised the temperature of the room considerably, although I was pretty sure his presence alone had that effect. Unknown
Soon, they actually began to titter on their toes as they glared at me, looking more like an army of angry wasps than ever before. All they needed now were matching yellow and black jumpers and pretend stingers! Unknown
I had a few people ask me if I might...
I had a few people ask me if I might one day write my own autobiography. I just told them, 'It's already being written; through my books. T.S. Wieland
Normality is much less captivating than the extraordinary.
Normality is much less captivating than the extraordinary. Erin Forbes
From so high above it, the world seems ordered and...
From so high above it, the world seems ordered and deliberate. But I know it's more than that. And less. It is structured and chaotic. Beautiful and strange. Nicola Yoon
Creating is like the oxygen in my air. Syd Murray
The hours tick by as I lie in bed. Memories keep surfacing, tormenting me into unbelievable sadness. I can't bring myself to move. I can't fight the memories that keep filling my thoughts. I stay curled in the fetal position as each memory plays out. I can't stop them from coming. I can't make them go away. Nothing can distract me. I can't block the memories, so they continue to come. Ashley Earley
I'm being pulled under - father and farther from the surface. My lungs continue to scream for air. Panic is building inside me, threatening to combust. I can't break free. Help! I can't break free! I open my mouth to scream. Ashley Earley
One of his hands move away from my face to flatten against my back, pulling me closer to him as he deepens the kiss. He parts my lips under his as my mind seems to sign quietly in content. I kiss him back as fiercely as he kisses me, unable to control the infatuation that rushes through me - feeling almost like fireworks. Not so careful anymore. Little shivers of urgency shoot through me. I push off the window, pressing closer to him. The rush of sensation that is coursing through me feels like I've drunk a gallon of coffee. It feels like an electric buzz is flooding between us. Ashley Earley
Night has settled over Paris.The streets have cleared of the crowds, and the city has been lit up. I set my book down, deciding to go for a walk. The Eiffel Tower is only a few blocks away. Now that there aren't many people out, I can walk there without having to fight my way through mobs of gawking tourists. Ashley Earley
He drinks his coffee tentatively, glancing at me every few seconds, watching me. Every time he glances in my direction, I quickly turn away though he obviously knows I'm watching him. I know he's wondering why I'm staring at him, but he doesn't ask. I finally take a sip of coffee, set the mug back on the table, and voice what's on my mind, "I want to draw you. Ashley Earley
He stares at me–taking me in–with his lips slightly parted. I struggle to hold myself in place as we gawk at each other. I want so desperately to run, but something is holding me back, keeping me in place. Ashley Earley
Every gesture and every look he gives me takes me by surprise and causes my heart to stutter. Ashley Earley
I freeze, my feet suddenly glued to the floor. It takes me a minute to gather the courage to turn around, but when I do, I immediately wish I hadn't. The boy is standing in the doorway at the end of the hall. Why is he here again? I barely allow myself time to ask the question before I move. Panicked, I turn and run back downstairs as fast as I can." Hey! Wait! " he calls after me. I don't stop. Ashley Earley
I grab the nearest lamppost when my knees threaten to give out, panting for breath as the words rip through me Ashley Earley
I take in all the colorful locks that line the bridge. Each one told a story. Each lock represented a relationship that was once special, whether it ended or turned into true happiness. The locks represented a past, present, and a possible future. Ashley Earley
When we step onto the bridge, Nathan turns and spreads his arms out wide. ‘Welcome to Pont des Arts, a.k.a. The Lock Bridge. Ashley Earley
The boy took my sketchbook. Ashley Earley
I head in the direction of the Eiffel Tower when I exit the alley, relieved to be out of the dark. Ashley Earley
He smirks, shaking his head and letting his eyes wander. I watch him carefully, wondering what I can say to get him to leave. “I’m not leaving until you answer some questions. Plus, I’m holding your sketchbook hostage, so you might want to cooperate.” I raise an eyebrow at him. I guess there isn’t much I can say. “This isn’t a hostage negotiation.” He chuckles half-heartedly as his eyes take me in, almost sizing me up. “I guess I should introduce myself.” He holds a hand out for me to shake. “I’m Nathan.” I stare at his hand for a moment. “Taylor, ” I reply, meeting his eyes again without taking his hand. He lets his hand fall back to his side. “At least I got you to say something non-hostile.” “I haven’t been hostile, ” I object. His eyebrows shoot up. “Oh, haven’t you?” “Why don’t you leave me alone?” I snap. “Leave and don’t come back.” I move passed him, heading for my apartment. He can’t follow and annoy me if I lock the door. “Where are you going?” he demands. I look back over my shoulder and roll my eyes at him, indicating the answer should be obvious: anywhere he isn’t. Once inside, I slam the door behind me. “That was totally not hostile! ” he calls after me, sarcastically. I quickly head for my bedroom door, slamming it, too. Ashley Earley
I'd never known that I could feel this broken and whole at once. Rachel L. Schade
Songwriting was their way to converse with the universe. Megan Rivers
That small exposure to a few measures of song threw my world of its axis. It punctured a tiny window that gave me a peek at feelings, emotions, and thoughts I never knew existed. Knowing there was more to my life I wasn't getting at this moment made me feel like a drug addict forced into rehab. Megan Rivers
I don't want to wake up and find out it was all a dream. Megan Rivers
It will be a lesson in hope. Megan Rivers
You have to take what you can get out of the music. It's different for everyone, but you have to pay attention and appreciate each piece in order for it to speak to you. Megan Rivers
To me, guitar notes are the most beautiful sounds in the world. Megan Rivers
Life is either the same song you sing day in and day out, or you go out into the world and devise your own soundtrack. Megan Rivers
I radiated with all the stars in the night sky and the courage of a thousand men ran through my veins. Megan Rivers
Soon it will all be a memory and memories decay and deform over time. Megan Rivers
I had no idea what the lyrics were in the song, but his voice wrapped around my head, weaving through my hair, and whispered into my ears that made me drunk with a feeling I never felt before. Megan Rivers
I hated goodbyes. It felt like I had to give so many of them away lately. Megan Rivers
Maybe one day we'd become fiction. Megan Rivers
Maybe the definition of a real father is someone who accepts their child for who they are, despite their faults or how far they've strayed from the path of the person you hoped they'd become. Megan Rivers
We were both filled with the enthusiasm that comes from being with someone you automatically click with. Megan Rivers
There are some things that are never meant to be said aloud. Megan Rivers
It's funny how reflections, even on the window of a store when walking down some busy street, momentarily erects a wall against all those thoughts flittering around. Some people may automatically switch their thoughts to how wide their hips have become, how quickly their hair is thinning or how funny their walk is, but it's always a reality check: this is you, right here, right now. Megan Rivers
That mountain of courage I had been building inside me for the past several months began crumbling, tumbling down, and gaining speed like an avalanche. Megan Rivers
My life was a rollercoaster except sometimes I'd have to get out and push the car and be sure I made it back in before it gained too much momentum and I'd be left vulnerable on the tracks, in the destructive path of another oncoming car. Megan Rivers
We don't have a song, we have a whole album. Megan Rivers
I have letters from you all over my room as if they were your fingerprints. Megan Rivers
Let the spirits guide you, but never let them take you. E.J. Stevens
I know you may feel so far that circumstances have directed your path, but right now I want you to know that you do have a choice. Larry Itejere