No matter how you’re feeling about the start of fall and a brand new school year, there’s a YA quote to help you through it. Check out this list of inspiring YA quotes for every back-to-school scenario.
As you’re facing all the new things:
"Fear is only your enemy if you allow it to be."
-An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
"I’ve always loved the first day of school better than the last day of school. Firsts are best because they are beginnings."
-To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
"Just get from one class to another. . . . That’s all you have to do."
-Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
To people who suggest you spend too much time getting ready:
"My hair looks tremendous, though. At least I have that going for me."
-One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
"I don’t believe in fashion. I believe in costume. Life is too short to be the same person every day."
-Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
When an assignment doesn’t go so well:
"Life is full of screw-ups. You’re supposed to fail sometimes. It’s a required part of the human existence."
-Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
"Numbers do not feel. Do not bleed or weep or hope. They do not know bravery or sacrifice. Love and allegiance. At the very apex of callousness, you will find only ones and zeros."
-Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
Because school isn’t just about learning math and history:
"Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies."
-Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
"Being in a bad mood with your friends beats being in a bad mood without them."
-Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle
"We are all anthologies. We are each thousands of pages long, filled with fairy tales and poetry, mysteries and tragedy, forgotten stories in the back no one will ever read."
-Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl