The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton has always been my favorite novel. It has so many inspiring quotes that I think we can all relate to in some way. These are just a few of my favorite quotes that I think can relate to college students:
1. “It’s okay… We aren’t in the same class. Just don’t forget that some of us watch the sunset too.” (p. 46)
In college, you make a lot of new friends with various different majors. Having different majors with your friends mean you aren’t always going to take the same classes and it almost feels like forever until you see them again.
2. “We’re all cried out now. We’re getting’ used to the idea. We’re gonna be okay now.” (p. 75)
College can get very overwhelming. Such a new environment and huge work load that we aren’t use to. Sometimes you just gotta let it out, but you adjust. You will get use to the amount of work. I have and I can definitely say I am okay. It was a hard transition at first but after multiple breakdowns, you become stronger. You learn how to manage time and stress altogether.
3. “I had taken the long way around, but I was finally home. To stay.” (p. 66)
I can definitely say college is my home. You meet people you love, you’re still being fed, you have an awesome roommate, and you’re learning about your passions. What more could you possibly want?
4. “Things are rough all over.” (p. 118)
Yes, they are. College is rough. Pulling all-nighters and skipping meals just to get work done. We’ve all been there.
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