by Laurie Halse Anderson
Find the perfect quote to float your boat. Shmoop breaks down key quotations from Speak.
Language and Communication Quotes
Her eyes meet mine for a second. "I hate you," [Rachel] mouths silently. (1.11)
I close my eyes, this is what I've been dreading. As we leave the last stop, I am the only person sitting alone. (1.3)
When the pep rally ends, I am accidentally knocked down three rows of bleachers. (13.5)
"Welcome to the only class that will teach you how to survive […]. Welcome to Art." (4.3)
There is no point in looking for my ex-friends. Our clan, the Plain Janes, has been splintered and the pieces are being absorbed by rival factions. (1.9)
I get out of my bed and take down the mirror. I put it back in my closet, facing the wall. (6.11)
"This is where you can find your soul, if you dare. Where you can touch that part of you you've never dared look at before." (4.5)
Guilt and Blame Quotes
I don't want to be cool. I want to grab her by the neck and shake her and scream at her to stop treating me like dirt. She didn't even bother to find out the truth – what kind of friend is that?...