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Clay Jensen: Tyler, they know you're hurting, we all are. And I don't know what to do about it, either. Okay? I tried hurting other people. I tried hurting you, and it didn't fucking help, man. It doesn't do any good. Listen to me. It doesn't! Tyler, listen. You don't get out of this alive. And I don't want you to die. I-I don't want you to die. If you think this is the way, if you really think this'll change a goddamn thing and not just be another fucking tragedy that adults cry about for a week and then forget, if you really think this is gonna be different, then do what you gotta do.


Clay Jensen: The next time someone is in desperate need... and they're about to make a terrible mistake, what do we do? Do we look the other way? Do we just protect ourselves or do we help them? Do we do whatever we can to save them? I think I know what Hannah would want us to do.


Clay Jensen: How can we find joy in our lives... in this world after Hannah? How do we take what hurts most? Take the darkness and turn it into light? I think the answer is we love each other. Easy to say. But what do we do when it's hard to love?


Olivia Baker: I wasn't sure if I should share this with you, but after hearing what you said, I think... I think it's all right. I found it on one of the old computers when I was cleaning up the store. Hannah wrote it.

Clay Jensen: "Reasons why not."

Olivia Baker: You're on there. At least once, possibly twice. Did... did she call you "Helmet"?

Clay Jensen: Yeah, she did.

Olivia Baker: Eleven reasons. She came up just short. But she left so many out. You know that, don't you? No matter how many reasons there might be "why," there are always more "why not."


Clay Jensen: Me and my parents... wanted to see if you might want them to adopt you.

Justin Foley: Wait, what?

Clay Jensen: Like, adopt you into our family.

Justin Foley: You mean, like, I'd be your brother?

Clay Jensen: Well, I'm-I'm not familiar with all the lingo, but...

Justin Foley: Wait. Why are you asking me and not them?

Clay Jensen: Because it was their idea, to be honest. And at first, I thought it sounded, um... idiotic. And they left it up to me, seeing as I was the person who brought you in their life in the first place. And... maybe it's a good idea, so... Are you... Are you crying?

Justin Foley: You know I'm, like, really fucked up, right?

Clay Jensen: Well... A, yes. But you're clean and going to meetings. And B, I'm also fucked up in certain ways, so...

Justin Foley: Okay, yeah. I'd like to be adopted, yeah.

Clay Jensen: Okay. Cool.


Clay Jensen: How do we take care of ourselves and look after each other? And celebrate Hannah's life and let it remind us to hold on to each other... and to the precious time we have? Everything affects everything. Everyone affects everyone.


The priest: Clay, you don't have to believe in the immortal soul to believe that people live on with us.

Clay Jensen: Wait, what do you mean? 

The priest: Just that... we've lost Hannah, but not the things she gave us. Compassion, understanding, love. Those don't go away.


Clay Jensen: Hannah Baker came into my life at the end of one summer like a star that fell to Earth. Like nothing I had seen, like no one I had ever met. She was funny, and smart, and moody, and... and maddening, and beautiful... And... I loved her. I loved her so much. And I ask her every day why she did what she did. But I get no answers. She took those with her when she went. Leaving me, all of us, angry, empty, confused. And I know that hurt won't ever go away. But there will come a day when I don't feel it every minute. And the anger won't be so hot, and the other feelings will fade, and I'll be left with only love. A good friend once said to me, "I can love you and still let you go." So, Hannah, I love you, and I let you go. And I miss you. And I hope that wherever you go next, you feel peace, you feel safe in a way that you never did here. Wherever you go next, I hope you know that I love you.


Clay Jensen: I thought a long, long time about what to say today. How to pay tribute, but also tell the truth. I have to admit, when I was asked to speak today, I didn't want to. To stand up in front of all these people. But it's what Hannah deserves. I'm angry. I'm sad. And I still have no idea how what happened happened. We're still learning all the ways we've been changed. All the things we've lost. We're just starting to figure out how to go on with our lives. I say "go on" and not "move on" because in some ways... we'll never completely move on from what happened. And I don't say "get back to normal" because life will never be normal again. Life is divided into "Hannah" and "after Hannah." Memories are sometimes a relief. And sometimes they're torture. But we hold on to the memories... because they're what we have left. And we have an urge to remember, to commemorate another time, to hold on to this as long as we can.


Clay Jensen: It was all bullshit, wasn't it? All that about taking back the power. Big fucking deal. We can spray paint some shit, they clean it up the next day. Nothing does anything.

Tyler Down: You wanna know what real power feels like?

(They go shoot guns in the woods)

Clay Jensen: Oh, my... This... This feels fucking incredible.

Tyler Down: Right? Told you.


Clay Jensen: It was you? Why the big mystery? Why couldn't you just talk to me? Tell me what was going on?

Zach Dempsey: 'Cause I'm a fucking coward. And you're not.


Hannah Baker (Clay's hallucination): Clay.

Clay Jensen: No. You don't talk. You don't get to say anything. This is your fucking fault, Hannah. This mess started with you. I put out the tapes, and that was stupid, but you made them. You fucked up people's lives!

Hannah Baker (Clay's hallucination): I know. I'm sorry.

Clay Jensen: Are you? Are you sorry? That doesn't do a fucking bit of good because you are gone! You killed yourself and you didn't fucking care.

Hannah Baker (Clay's hallucination): I did!

Clay Jensen: No, or you never would've done it.

Hannah Baker (Clay's hallucination): I was hurting, and I didn't think about who I might hurt.

Clay Jensen: You did an evil thing. Get the fuck out.


Skye Miller: I can't keep pretending like I'm okay, like I don't need to work to get well, like it's everyone's fault but mine. I wanna live a better life than that.

Clay Jensen: You're gonna forget me.

Skye Miller: Oh, my God, I never could.

Clay Jensen: I'm just gonna be this one guy you knew one time.

Skye Miller: I can let you go and still love you. I'll always love you.

Clay Jensen: I'm gonna miss you.

Skye Miller: I'm gonna miss you, too. You're a good person, Clay. And you can help people. Just maybe not how you think they need to be helped.


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