Jay Asher

«If my love were an ocean,»

Jay Asher


«You can hear rumors. But you can't know them.»

Jay Asher


«Sometimes we have thoughts that even we don’t understand. Thoughts that aren’t even true—that aren’t really how we feel—but they’re running through our heads anyway because they’re interesting to think about.»

Jay Asher


«I didn't feel physically sick. But mentally. My mind was twisting in so many ways. (...) We once saw a documentary on migraines. One of the men interviewed used to fall on his knees and bang his head against the floor, over and over during attacks. This diverted the pain from deep inside his brain, where he couldn't reach it, to a pain outside that he had control over.»

Jay Asher


«Then come to realize that you're making mountains out of molehills. Realize how petty you've become. Sure, it may feel like you can't get a grip on this town. It may seem that every time someone offers you a hand up, they just let go and you slip further down. But you must stop being so pessimistic, Hannah, and learn to trust those around you. So I do. One more time.»

Jay Asher


«But I do know which is the least popular. The truth.»

Jay Asher


«After your visits, I twisted my blinds shut every night. I locked out the stars and I never saw lightning again. Each night, I simply turned out the lights and went to bed.»

Jay Asher


«You need to figure out what you want, Josh. If that means you need to swim against the tide to get it, at least youre aiming for something that could make you very happy.»

Jay Asher


«But whatever the reason, it felt surreal»

Jay Asher


«No one knows for certain how much impact they have on the lives of other people. Oftentimes, we have no clue. Yet we push it just the same.»

Jay Asher


«Here's a tip. If you touch a girl, even as joke, and she pushes you off, leave... her... alone. Don't touch her. Anywhere! Just stop. Your touch does nothing but sicken her.»

Jay Asher


«Justin, honey, you were my very first kiss. My very first hand to hold. But you were nothing more than an average guy. And I don't say that to be mean- I don't. There was just something about you that made me need to be your girlfriend to this day I don't know exactly what that was. But it was there.. and it was amazingly strong. -Thirteen Reasons Why»

Jay Asher


«Josh will begin disappearing into a future where the only place he and I remain friends is on the Internet.»

Jay Asher


«History's a bitch when you're in the middle of it.»

Jay Asher


«Maybe if I forgot things once in a while, we'd all be a little bit happier.»

Jay Asher


«I needed a break...from myself.»

Jay Asher


«I can't. You can't rewrite the past.»

Jay Asher


«I'm sure you heard a lot of sarcastic remarks when you first arrived, but by the time I got there, to everyone else you were just a part of the party. But unlike everyone else, you were the whole reason I came.»

Jay Asher