Quotes from Boys Don't Cry

Malorie Blackman ·  302 pages

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“Don't you know that boys don't cry?' Adam grinned.
'Shall I tell you something I've only recently discovered,' I replied, not attempting to hide the tears rolling down my face and not the least bit ashamed of them. 'Boys don't cry, but real men do.”
― Malorie Blackman, quote from Boys Don't Cry


“The point is, you have family and friends who love you. You have a world out there just waiting for you to conquer it. You have a life that will be anything you make it. That's the point.”
― Malorie Blackman, quote from Boys Don't Cry


“Sometimes the things you're convinced you don't want turn out to be the thing you need the most in this world.”
― Malorie Blackman, quote from Boys Don't Cry


“The truth isn't going to bend itself to suit you.”
― Malorie Blackman, quote from Boys Don't Cry


“Boys don't cry, but men do.”
― Malorie Blackman, quote from Boys Don't Cry



“Temptation leans on the doorbell, but opportunity knocks only once.”
― Malorie Blackman, quote from Boys Don't Cry


“Five years off my life...

I wondered with a wry smile, would people be immortal if they didn't have kids?”
― Malorie Blackman, quote from Boys Don't Cry


“Did you love Melanie?" asked Adam unexpectedly.
There was no pause before I shook my head.
"That's a shame," said Adam.
"Why?"
"Well, someone as special as your daughter should've been... made with love.”
― Malorie Blackman, quote from Boys Don't Cry


“I wish... I wish he wasn't quite so ashamed of me. And if he could stop feeling so ashamed of himself, then maybe we might stand a chance.”
― Malorie Blackman, quote from Boys Don't Cry


“A backup plan means somewhere in my head, I think I might fail and that word is not in my vocabulary. Plus I'm too talented to fail.”
― Malorie Blackman, quote from Boys Don't Cry



“Boys don't cry but real men do.”
― Malorie Blackman, quote from Boys Don't Cry


“If you can only have one, which means more to you? Being someone or making a difference
-Lynny”
― Malorie Blackman, quote from Boys Don't Cry


“Tout le monde se fiche des "presque", Dante. Si les " presque" comptaient, toute la population adulte, hormis peut-être une ou deux bonnes sœurs, serait en prison.”
― Malorie Blackman, quote from Boys Don't Cry


About the author

Malorie Blackman
Born place: in London, The United Kingdom
Born date February 8, 2018
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