The 10 Best Quotes from 13 Reasons Why Season 2

'13 Reasons Why', Netflix’s hit show came back for a second season on May 18, and jumped right back into addressing the complicated issues that teens face today, like bullying, suicide, gun violence, and sexual assault.

Clay Jensen and Hannah Baker, 13 Reasons Why

It’s a heavy show that doesn’t shy away from controversial and graphic content. But it’s all for a reason. Netflix believes that the series can be a powerful agent for change by asking questions and starting conversations about topics that many would rather sweep under the rug.

These 10 quotes from the second season of '13 Reasons Why' are the ones that really got us thinking:

“I don't blame Hannah for anything. That's how it is for girls. People judge you for the way you look and the things they hear about you. They put a label on you.” - Jessica

Jessica, 13 Reasons Why

Amen Jessica. Amen.

“Sometimes it's obvious, and sometimes it not. Sometimes a kid gets roughed up... A lot of the times though it's just stuff that people say.” - Zach Dempsey

Zach Dempsey and Hannah Baker

We might have said “sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me” when we were kids, but we all know that it just isn’t true.

"Somehow I'm not concerned about a mother knowing her son's secrets, that tends not to be the case these days, with mothers."

Olivia and Andy Baker

This is one heck of an unfortunate truth. Nowadays, mothers, and fathers for that matter are less clued in to how their children are really doing. Honestly, many parents don’t even know what they don’t know.

“Why is it kids don't tell their parents anything, ever... Is it shame? Or fear? Are you afraid we’ll understand?”

Clay Jensen, 13 Reasons Why

The million dollar question. Let us know if you have the answer. For the meantime, it’s just the way things are.

“There's a limit to what we can do to protect them and there are some things that you can't protect them from. I couldn't be there every time someone judged her or shamed her. I didn't always have the answers. I didn't always know the right things to say.” - Olivia Bake

Hannah and Olivia Baker, 13 Reasons Why

Parenting can sometimes feel like an impossible task.