Matt de la Pena’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Matt de la Pena Quotes 

Quotes, who doesn’t love a good quote? This series of articles we look at Top 10 Famous Quotes by Author Matt de la Pena, author quotes are always a challenge and fun to pick, with Matt de la Pena you will find my Ten favourites of Matt de la Pena’s quotes. 

Popular Quotes

“Sometimes when you’re surrounded by dirt…you’re a better witness for what’s beautiful.”
― Matt de la Pena, Last Stop on Market Street

 “He’d give anything to be out there playing instead of standing here watching. Trying to maintain this smile out of respect. He digs into his wrists some more with his nails. Breaks previously broken skin and pulls away. A smear of blood he wipes away with his other hand, rubs off across his dark jeans. Back home his mom is always on him to stop digging, but that only makes him want to dig more.”

-exerpt from “Mexican White Boy”
― Matt de la Pena

“People always think there’s this huge hundred-foot-high barrier that separates doing good from doing bad. But there’s not. There’s nothing. There’s not even a little anthill. You just take one baby step in any direction and you’re already there. You’ve doing something awful. And your life is changed forever.”
― Matt de la Pena, We Were Here

 “My chest got this weird feeling, like when you stare into the eyes of a little baby and the baby looks back up at you and you can feel how pure and innocent it is, so much that it makes your stomach feel empty – probably ’cause you realize you used to be pure like that, too, and now you’re not.”
― Matt de la Pena, I Will Save You

 “But when you read books you almost feel like you’re out there in the world. Like you’re going on this adventure right with the main character. At least, that’s the way I do it. It’s actually not that bad. Even if it is mad nerdy.”
― Matt de la Pena, We Were Here

 “I guess I don’t really know what I want to do, either. Sometimes I feel like a shook-up bottle of soda. Like, I have all this passion that wants to explode, but I don’t know where to aim it yet.”
― Matt de la Pena, My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories

“The feeling it gave me was an odd combination of weightless self-pity and excitement. I understood my life was meaningless, and this knowledge freed me up to accomplish absolutely anything.”
― Matt de la Pena, My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories

 “We only reveal what we want other people to know, right? It’s like we create fictional characters for the public. And inside we’re somebody totally different.”
― Matt de la Pena, I Will Save You

“The ocean talks to you. Especially at night. Whispering voices that never let up, not even when you sleep.”
― Matt de la Pena, The Living

“I stayed there on the floor like that for a long, long time.
Eating and crying.
Crying and eating.”
― Matt de la Pena, My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories

10 Famous Quotes by Author Matt de la Pena

So there you have it my Ten favourite quotes by Matt de la Pena, please comment below and share your favourite quotes by the fantastic author Matt de la Pena.  Furthermore, if you find any Authors not covered for there, top 10 quotes let me know and I will review their works and find some of their best quotes as has been done here for Matt de la Pena. 

One Final Bonus – Matt de la Pena Quote 

“But mostly I remember every morning before school. How she’d say “Hey, honey!” just I was walking out the apartment door. And me stopping and turning around and saying “What?” And her saying “I love you.” And me rolling my eyes like I just wanted to hurry up so I didn’t miss the bus. I’d start going again and she’d say “Hey, honey!” and I’d pretend I was so annoyed ’cause she was wasting time and I had to go catch the bus. And how secretly it was my favorite part of every day.”

― Matt de la Pena, I Will Save You

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