Quotes by David Levithan

"I am constantly torn between killing myself and killing everyone around me."

"It was a mistake," you said. But the cruel thing was, it felt like the mistake was mine, for trusting you."

"If there's one thing I've learned, it's this: We all want everything to be okay. We don't even wish so much for fantastic or marvelous or outstanding. We will happily settle for okay, because most of the time, okay is enough."

"livid, adj.

Fuck You for cheating on me. Fuck you for reducing it to the word cheating. As if this were a card game, and you sneaked a look at my hand. Who came up with the term cheating, anyway? A cheater, I imagine. Someone who thought liar was too harsh. Someone who thought devastator was too emotional. The same person who thought, oops, he’d gotten caught with his hand in the cookie jar. Fuck you. This isn’t about slipping yourself an extra twenty dollars of Monopoly money. These are our lives. You went and broke our lives. You are so much worse than a cheater. You killed something. And you killed it when its back was turned."

"We always see our worst selves. Our most vulnerable selves. We need someone else to get close enough to tell us we’re wrong. Someone we trust."


Books by David Levithan

  • Boy Meets Boy
  • 70,905 ratings
  • May 10th 2005 by Alfred A. Knopf

    (first published September 9th 2003)

  • Two Boys Kissing
  • 42,598 ratings
  • August 27th 2013 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Another Day (Every Day, #2)
  • 20,172 ratings
  • August 25th 2015 by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

    (first published July 30th 2015)

David Levithan
  • David Levithan

  • Born: in Short Hills, New Jersey.

  • Description: David Levithan (born 1972) is an American children's book editor and award-winning author. He published his first YA book, Boy Meets Boy, in 2003. Levithan is also the founding editor of PUSH, a Young Adult imprint of Scholastic Press.