The Best Ellen Hopkins quotes

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For anyone who needs a little inspiration, Ellen Hopkins is a perfect example of what’s possible if you follow your dreams. She’s an entrepreneur and bestselling author who didn’t let anything stand in her way. Here’s her best quotes.

We are glad to present you the strongest Being Afraid, Love, Living, Time, Life, Believing, Heart, Pain quotes from Ellen Hopkins, and much more.


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About Ellen Hopkins

birth of the author

March 26, 1955

occupation of the author

Novelist, Poet

genre of the author

Young Adult/Adult

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And how can it be he’s so in love with me? To grow up without love, and still have so much inside? โ€” Ellen Hopkins

Real love shouldn’t be disposable. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

God wasn’t love, couldn’t be love. Because for me, love was a corpse. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

Would I ever find forever love? Do I really want to, when forever was a word without meaning? โ€” Ellen Hopkins

real love shouldn t be disposable Ellen Hopkins quote

Why doesn’t love come with an owner’s manual? โ€” Ellen Hopkins

I want to know what it means to be in love. But in my dictionary ‘in love’ is indefinable. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

Then I said it. He said it too. I love you. And everything that went before meant nothing. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

Love is for children and dimwads. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

Love without trust is nothing more than infatuation. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

god wasn t love couldn t be love because for me love was a corpse Ellen Hopkins quote

Love is more than blind. It’s brainโ€“dead. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

Real love finds you once, if you’re lucky. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

The love of her life dissolved into dreams. โ€” Ellen Hopkins


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I still care for you, you know.. That phrase again. Everyone cares for me. They just don’t know how to love me. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

Love is like that. I could crush her beneath the weight of confession. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

why doesn t love come with an owner s manual Ellen Hopkins quote

Grandma once told me it’s easy to overthink love, to dissect it and question it until it is no more. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

No one teaches you how to walk away from someone who you know loves you. NO one teaches you how to say goodโ€“bye. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

Funny thing about the monster. The worse he treats you, the more you love him. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

Innocence eroded into nightmare. All because of very bad touch. Love, corrupted. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

Is it wrong to leave relative security in favor of unknown risk at the side of someone you love? โ€” Ellen Hopkins

i want to know what it means to be in love but in my dictionary in love is indefinable Ellen Hopkins quote

I wish I were worthy of his love. (Any love.)I should tell him to run. But I can’t. I need him. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

Commitment means losing yourself to gain something temporary. Nothing lasts. Not looks. Not love. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

Before you, I believed love was making love. Waiting only makes me love you more. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

When the door to love opens, The window to control closes. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

Think of how they must have loved when all they had was each other. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

then i said it he said it too i love you and everything that went before meant nothing Ellen Hopkins quote

As the old saying goes, ‘sometimes loving someone means letting them go. โ€” Ellen Hopkins


Forever has no meaning when you’re living in the moment. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

Revenge is living well with out you. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

I want to know living love. And I don’t want to wait for it. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

It’s probably weird to think about an addiction like it’s a sentient being, but that’s how it feels. Like it’s something living inside you. Something you can’t get rid of because killing it means killing you. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

forever has no meaning when you re living in the moment Ellen Hopkins quote

She’s no longer afraid to die. What she’s afraid of is living, accepting the status quo. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

Paradise A concept embraced by almost every culture. A land of peace and harmony. Some say it doesn’t belong to the earth, that there is no Shangriโ€“la, no utopian wilderness for the living. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

Life is all about chances. You might be safer not taking any. But playing it totally safe means you’re only existing. Not living. I want to live. โ€” Ellen Hopkins


Certain of misfire, my heart threatens to stop. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

He sucked tHe nectar from Her Heart like a famisHed butterfly. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

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The truth is, I’ve always been afraid of letting anyone get too close. I built a wall around me, a barricade to hide behind those few times someone wanted entry to my heart. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

Red and raw like my heart, pried from your’s, the two beating, no longer together, but a thousand miles between them when only yesterday they thumped in unison. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

Forever made that kiss stand out in my mind, touch my heart, make me remember a kiss so tender. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

Words have power. The power to soothe. The power to skewer someone through the heart. The power to render someone speechless. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

Our meeting, touching, accidentally connecting immediately, interwoven handโ€“inโ€“hand, heartโ€“toโ€“heart. โ€” Ellen Hopkins


Kaeleigh, queen of passive, all the time saying no, but not strong enough to mean it. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

Maybe Life is random. No fate. No God. Just Time. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

We kissed for about the thousandth time, No promises, no demands, Just solid rebuilding of shattered trust. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

The first time I kissed you. One kiss, and I was totally hooked. Addicted to you. I could never love anyone the way I love you. I’d follow you across the universe. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

The Screaming flashed me back to a time when mom and dad were still together if you could call miles apart together. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

kaeleigh queen of passive all the time saying no but not strong enough to mean it Ellen Hopkins quote

Your hurt swallows ine, like space swallows time, and the two intertwine. We tangle together. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

God i’ve missed you. I can’t wait to give you your present. He kisses me hotter this time, and beneath me, through his denim and mine. I can feel the promise of his Christmas gift soon to come. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

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I hide hurt behind a fake smile. I wear it all the time. Everyone says how I always look so cheerful. Shows what they know I guess. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

The truth is, I don’t have a real clue what love isโ€“how to find it, how to give it. Once upon a time I thought I knew. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

This time when we kiss, I feel it in the pit of my stomach, I feel it in my heart. And I realize love isn’t about sex. It’s about connection. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

Forgiveness isn’t my best thing. Easier staying pissed. But I’m tired of being pissed all the time. Tired of feeling hurt by stuff that can never be fixed because it is an indelible part of the past. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

Living means taking chances. Risks. Playing safe all the time is being dead inside, even if you happen to still be breathing. โ€” Ellen Hopkins


Sometimes the little things in life mean the most. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

Life is full of choices. We don’t always make good ones. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

Have to Find …life …is …aโ€“…gamble …after …all. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

sometimes the little things in life mean the most Ellen Hopkins quote

Bad choices or good, if you never take chances, someone else will build your life for you. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

Might as Well Laugh …remember …when …Life …made …sense โ€” Ellen Hopkins

Life was good before I met the monster. After, life was great At least for a little while โ€” Ellen Hopkins

Funny how when your life is mostly bullshit, you turn off feeling. Sometimes it’s hard to turn it back on again. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

When did creating a flawless facade become a more vital goal than learning to love the person who lives inside your skin? โ€” Ellen Hopkins

life is full of choices we don t always make good ones Ellen Hopkins quote

But then, my entire life is bullshit. The best things in it have vanished, ghosts. Ghosts I’ll admit I created. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

And now life has become the future. Every moment of your life is lived for the futureโ€“you go to high school so you can go to college so you can get a good job so you can get nice house. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

Life is full of choices. We don’t always make good ones. It seems to Kristina you gotta be crazy to open your windows, invite the demons in. Bree throws rocks at the feeble glass, laughs โ€” Ellen Hopkins

Have you ever once in your life reached out to touch infinity? โ€” Ellen Hopkins

When all choice is taken from you, life becomes a game of survival. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

have to find life is a gamble after all Ellen Hopkins quote

I mean, who wants to trudge through life, doing everything just right? Taking no chances means wasting your dreams. โ€” Ellen Hopkins


Happiness is a bull’sโ€“eye, awaiting arrows of pain. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

I don’t need more pain in my life. Why did I invite it in? Do I have to feel pain to believe I feel anything at all? โ€” Ellen Hopkins

Fear is a better friend than you, who feel nothing, beneath the weight of my pain. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

Starving for a high, a place to hang out inside my own head. Starving for touch. Pain, even. A way to feel. I need to feel. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

happiness is a bull s eye awaiting arrows of pain Ellen Hopkins quote

All I can do is lie here, brain turning somersaults. It’s nights like these when memories stir, whipping themselves into stiff peaks of pain. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

And the thought of that makes me want to open a vein, experience pain, know I’m alive, despite this living death. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

Nonfiction speaks to the head. Fiction speaks to the heart. Poetry speaks to the soul. It’s the essence of beauty. The essence of pain. It pleases the eye and the ear. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

Yeah, I know getting high isn’t so smart. Ask me if I care. โ€” Ellen Hopkins


Happily ever after is a concept I’ll never believe in. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

happily ever after is a concept i ll never believe in Ellen Hopkins quote

The more I think about it, the more I believe there has to be a subtle yet satisfying method of revenge. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

You believe this is a game, and you may be right. But if you think you can play it better than me, think again. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

That’s what I’ll be. A silhouette, rarely seen, and yet believed in. Kaeleigh wants to believe in me. I am her twin, forever alive inside her. And when she needs me, I am always here. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

Believe it or not, I sold my first novel, ‘Crank,’ with only seventyโ€“five pages complete. It was in verse then, and it was hardโ€“hitting then. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

I told her about the man, not my daddy, she said, He was only making you into a real girl. I didn’t understand. But I made myself believe her. I was a real girl now. But what was I before? โ€” Ellen Hopkins

It is hard to believe that something that seems so permanent was once so different. Change. I guess that really is one thing you can count on. โ€” Ellen Hopkins


Everyone’s afraid of everybody else…maybe because we’re all afraid of ourselves. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

I’m a total wreck. Afraid to let anyone near. Afraid they’ll see the real me. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

Possibilities …in the closet …itching …to break out …but afraid of …the fallout โ€” Ellen Hopkins

This is unstoppable, no holds barred. This is beautiful. Crazy. A beginning. Betrayal. Addictive. Aggressive. Alive. This is something to be afraid of. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

everyone s afraid of everybody else maybe because we re all afraid of ourselves Ellen Hopkins quote

Why are people so afraid of giving their kids necessary information that might prevent an unwanted pregnancy or disease? But they’re not worried about the violent nature of video games or movies or books. โ€” Ellen Hopkins

ELLEN HOPKINS Quotes Take Away

If youโ€™re looking for a little inspiration today, weโ€™ve got you covered. Weโ€™ve collected some of our favorite quotes from author and poet Ellen Hopkins. These words offer hope, encouragement, and motivation to keep pushing forward in the face of adversity. We hope they help you find the strength to achieve your goals. If you need more inspiration, be sure to check out our courses. At, we can help you turn your writing dreams into reality.

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