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I do my precalc homework, and then when I'm done I actually sit with the textbook for like three hours and try to understand what I just did. That's the kind of weekend it is
the kind where you have so much time you go past the answers and start looking into the ideas. -- John Green
Y'all smoke to enjoy it. I smoke to die. -Alaska Young -- John Green
Books are a weird collaboration between author and reader: You trust me to tell a good story, and I trust you to bring it to good life in your mind. -- John Green
Isaac out of surgery. It went well. He's officially NEC.
NEC meant "no evidence of cancer." A second text came a few seconds later.
I mean, he's blind. So that's unfortunate. -- John Green
In our hyper-secular world, worship is still inevitable. But it is vital to remember that our gods don't choose us, we choose them. -- John Green
I'll fight it. I'll fight it for you. Don't you worry about me, Hazel Grace. I'm okay. I'll find a way to hang around and annoy you for a long time. -- John Green
You can't burn down a made-up place. -- John Green
But I believe in true love, you know? I don't believe that everybody gets to keep their eyes or not get sick or whatever, but everybody should have true love, and it should last at least as long as your life does. -- John Green
She had the kind of fingers you want to interlace with your own. -- John Green
We'll now hear a few words from Augustus's special friend, Hazel." Special friend? There were some titters in the audience, so I figured it was safe for me to start out by saying to the minister, "I was his girlfriend." That got a laugh. -- John Green
Our City has a rich history, even though many tourists are only wanting to see the Red Light District. Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most peopke find sin. - taxi driver -- John Green
Maura (fucking witch ass bitch Mussolini Al Qaeda darth vader non-entity) -- John Green
Nothing's wrong. But there's always suffering, Pudge. Homework or malaria or having a boyfriend who lives far away when there's a good-looking boy lying next to you. Suffering is universal. -- John Green
Here's to all the places we went. And all the places we'll go. And here's to me, whispering again and again and again and again: iloveyou -- John Green
You're not a little kid anymore. You need to make friends, get out of the house, and live your life. -- John Green
I told myself that imagining a met in my brain or my shoulder would not affect the invisible reality going on inside of me, and that therefore all such thoughts were wasted moments in a life composed of a definitionally finite set of such moments. -- John Green
It doesn't matter how long we've used something; all that matters is how awesome the thing replacing it is. MP3s and automobiles happen to be really, really awesome, whereas ebooks - at least so far - are fairly limited in their awesomeness. -- John Green
And on the last day, the bad days become so difficult to recall, because one way or another, she had made a life here, just as I had. The town was paper, but the memories were not. All the things I'd done here, all the love and pity and compassion and violence and spite, kept welling up inside me. -- John Green
This is what I liked most about my friends: just sitting around and telling stories. Window stories and mirror stories. -- John Green
I lit up like a Christmas tree-Augustus Waters -- John Green
I think most of us would rather have an audience than countless riches. If we wanted to be rich we would be doing something else. -- John Green
Where is my chance to be somebody's Peter Van Houten?' He hit the steering wheel weakly, the car honking as he cried. He leaned his head back, looking up. 'I hate myself I hate myself I hate this I hate this I disgust myself I hate it I hate it I hate it just let me fucking die. -- John Green
I hadn't been in proper school in three years. My parents were my two best friends. My third best friend was an author who did not know I existed. -- John Green
Teenagers have more intense reading experiences because they've had fewer of them. It's like the first time you fall in love. You have a connection to that first person you fell in love with because it was so intense and unprecedented. -- John Green
The whole thing was the precise opposite of what I figured it would be: slow and patient and quiet and neither particularly painful nor particularly ecstatic -- John Green
The rules of capitalization are so unfair to words in the middle of a sentence. -- John Green
There's no romance in geometry," Lindsey answered.
"Just you wait. -- John Green
Ben starts. "I Spy with my little eye something I really like."
"Oh I know," Radar says. "It's the taste of balls."
"Is it the taste of penises?" I guess.
"Hmm," says Radar. "Is it the smell of balls?"
"The texture of balls? -- John Green
Be present in this class. And then, when it's over, be present out there. -- John Green
And it occurred to Colin that the kiss didn't feel nearly as good as the sound of her asking him if he wanted to be her boyfriend. -- John Green
You're not going to ask about your boyfriend?" she asked.
"Don't have one," I told her.
"Well, there's a kid who has hardly left the waiting room since you got here," she said. -- John Green
No woman should ever lie about another woman. You've violated the sacred covenant between women! How will stabbing one another in the back help women to rise above patriarchal oppression? -- John Green
It does not taste like God Himself cooked heaven into a series of five dishes which were then served to you accompanied by several luminous balls of fermented, bubbly plasma while actual and literal flower petals floated down all around your canal-side dinner table. -- John Green
Hey, guys, do you remember that time I was double-seat-belted in the wayback and the door flew open and the beer fell out but I survived completely uninjured? How is that even possible? -- John Green
Thank you for letting me hijack your wish', I said.
'Thank you for wearing that dress which is like whoa, he said. -- John Green
Nuts, arms, stomachs -- they never hurt. All hurt is brain hurt. -- John Green
So what was it like?" she asked. "Having your boyfriend die? Um, it sucks." "No," she said. "Being in love. -- John Green
And on that thin-mooned night, I could see little more than her silhoutte except for when she smoked, the burning cherry of the cigarette washing her face in pale red light. -- John Green
and when you were ready, i'd kiss you once and lift myself away, sit back on your bed and wait for you there, just so we could lie there, and you could hold me, and i could hold you -- John Green
It's not because I want to make out with her."
Hold on." He grabbed a pencil and scrawled excitedly at the paper as if he'd just made a mathematical breakthrough and then looked back up at me. "I just did some calculations, and I've been able to determine that you're full of shit -- John Green
Teenagers think they are invincible -- John Green
I might have hasked a question ... , except that 1. I didn't know what it was, and 2. I didn't care to learn, and 3. I never really excelled in small talk. -- John Green
("We will call Chase, Jeans Are Too Thight, and Fulton shall be Short One Chewing Tobacco," Hassan whispered to Colin.)
"Je m'appelle Pierre," Colin blurted out after the boys had introduced themselves. "Quand je vais dans le metro, je fais aussi de la musique de prouts. -- John Green
When she fucked up, all those years ago, just a little girl terrified into paralysis, she collapsed into the enigma of herself. And that could have happened to me, but I saw where it led for her. So I still believe in the Great Perhaps, and I can believe in it in spite of having lost her. -- John Green
There were so many of us who would have to live with things done and things left undone that day. Things that did not go right, things that seemed okay at the time because we could not see the future. -- John Green
Here's my answer to the very real existential crisis that grips me midway through everything I've ever tried to do: I think stories help us fight the nihilistic urges that constantly threaten to consume us. -- John Green
I point out that Tiny Cooper had about 11,542 girlfriends freshman year, and then Tiny punches me in the arm in a way that he thinks is playful but actually causes permanent nerve damage. -- John Green
We can hear others, and we can travel with them without moving, and we can imagine them, and we are all connected one to the other by a crazy root system, like so many leaves of grass. But the game makes me wonder wheter we can really ever fully become another. -- John Green
I have two kinds of Facebook friends: Those who know what 'DFTBA' means, and those who don't. -- John Green
Being in a relationship, that's something you choose. Being friends, that's just something you are. [But] I do pick you. We've been friends too long to pick, but if we could pick, I'd pick you. -- John Green
I'm not from Indianapolis, but I like living in Indianapolis. If I were to explain it, I'd tell someone to imagine a city that perfectly captures the best and the worst of America. Imagine the truly American city, because that's what it is. -- John Green
10-5 space 16-5-14-19-5 space 17-21-5 space 10-5 space 20-1-9-13-5. -- John Green
For who so firm that cannot be seduced? she'd written. -- John Green
I picked you. And then you picked me back. And that's like a promise.
At least for tonight. In sickness and in health. In good times and in bad. For richer, for poorer, 'Til dawn do us part. -- John Green
How can you just be so wrong about something? -- John Green
You have given me an infinity within the numbered days, and for that I am eternally grateful. -- John Green
I am in love with you, Hazel Grace. And I know that love is just shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable. And I am in love with you. -- John Green
I spy with my little eye a great story. -- John Green
Leaving senior year like:
its hard to leave to you leave, then its the eased goddam thing you've ever done. -- John Green
You will not kill my girlfriend today, International Terrorists of Ambiguous Nationality! -- John Green
Hassan Harbish. Sunni Muslim. Not a terrorist.
Lindsey Lee Wells. Methodist. Me, neither. -- John Green
It's just that I learned a while ago that the best way to get people to like you is not to like them too much. -- John Green
The problem with chameleoning your way through life is that it gets to the point where nothing is real. -- John Green
The night before, Paramedic (in Training) Lindsey Lee Wells had diagnosed him with moderate contusions and "sprained balls" after an exhaustive search of medical Web sites. She diagnosed TOC as suffering from 'I'm-an-asshole-and-Lindsey's-never-going-to-speak-to-me-again-itis'. -- John Green
But there is all these time between when the cracks start to open up and when we finally fall apart. And it's only in that time that we can see one another, because we see out of ourselves through our cracks and into others through theirs. -- John Green
I can almost imagine a happiness without her, the ability to let her go, to feel our roots are connected even if I never see that leaf of grass again. -- John Green
All I have to do is stay in between the lines and make sure that no one is too close to me and I am not too close to anyone and keep leaving. Maybe it felt like this for her, too, but I could never feel like this alone. -- John Green
The real heroes of the Wish Factory are the young men and women who wait like Vladimir and Estragon wait for Godot and good Christian girls wait for marriage. -- John Green
You spend all your time worrying about losing your edge or getting dumped or whatever and you're never for a scond grateful. -- John Green
And she kissed me on the lips out of nowhere during recess one day while I was trying to read Huck Finn in the sandbox, and that was my first kiss, and later that day she dumped me because boys were gross. -- John Green
His, but instead we were together in some invisible and tenuous third space that could only be visited on the phone. "Okay," he said after forever. -- John Green
Perhaps our Okay will be our always -- John Green
Me: "If you want me to be a teenager, don't send me to Support Group. Buy me a fake ID so I can go to clubs, drink vodka, and take pot."
Mom: "You don't take pot, for starters."
Me: "See, that's the kind of thing I'd know if you got me a fake ID. -- John Green
Your professional physicist opinion?" I ask.
She smiles. "I believe the cat to be alive. And what says my esteemed colleague?"
"Alive," I say. -- John Green
People are such idiots. As if there's something wrong with being in love. -- John Green
Peeing is like a good book in that it is very, very hard to stop once you start. -- John Green
Physical space between us evaporates. We play the broken strings of our instruments one last time -- John Green
Oh, Wikipedia, with your tension between those who would share knowledge and those who would destroy it. -- John Green
Part of not being a self-centered asshole, Colin reasoned, is doing things with your friends even when you don't want to. -- John Green
Even then, it hurt. The pain was always there, pulling me inside of myself, demanding to be felt. It always felt like I was waking up from the pain when something in the world outside of me suddenly required my comment or attention. -- John Green
I know what happens a the end of falling-landing -- John Green
I just want to do something that matters. Or be something that matters. I just want to matter. -- John Green
Cousin-screwing. It is not totally safe. It raises the risk of birth defects slightly. But I was reading in a book for history that there's, like, a 99.9999 percent chance that at least one of your great-great-great-grandparents married first cousin. -- John Green
I don't think you're dying," I said. "I think you've just got a touch of cancer.
He smiled. Gallows humor. -- John Green
I suppose we could use some rain," and the Colonel looked up at the low clouds coming in fast and threatening, and then he said, "Well, use it or not, we're sure as shit going to get some." And we sure as shit did. -- John Green
Maybe she'd been scared of being paralyzed by fear again. -- John Green
We are not speaking gibberish. We're speaking the sacred language of the Qur'an, the language of great Calipha and Saladin, the most beautiful intricate of all human tongues. "
" Well it sounds like a Racoon clearing it's throat. -- John Green
This is what I love about novels, both reading them and writing them. They jump into the abyss, to be with you -- John Green
We look back to the most important moment in our history, and that becomes the dividing line between what we were and what we are now. -- John Green
I wanted to be one of those people who have streaks to maintain, who scorch the ground with their intensity. But for now, at least I knew such people, and they needed me, just like comets need tails. -- John Green
That's what I realized: if I did get her back somehow, she wouldn't fill the hole that losing her created. -- John Green
Everybody should have true love, and it should last as long as your life does. -- John Green
She raised one leg and gave me all her weight as I dipped her. She either trusted me or wanted to fall. -- John Green
I've never known before what it feels like to want someone - not to want to hook up with them or whatever, but to want them, to want them. And now I do. So maybe I do believe in epiphanies. -- John Green
Her library filled her bookshelves and then overflowed into waist-high stacks of books everywhere, piled haphazardly against the walls. If just one of them moved ... the domino effect could engulf the three of us in an asphyxiating mass of literature. -- John Green
We left. We did not say: Don't drive, You're drunk.
We did not say: We aren't letting you in that car when you are upset.
We did not say: We insist on going with you.
We did not say: This can wait until tomorrow. Anything-everything-can wait. -- John Green
The funny thing about writing is that whether you're doing well or doing it poorly, it looks the exact same. That's actually one of the main ways that writing is different from ballet dancing. -- John Green
I was left on the shore with the waves washing over me, unable to drawn. -- John Green
The girl who cried,
The friend who tried,
The boy who died. -- John Green
It was psychological trick called empathic listening. You say what the person is feeling so they feel understood. -- John Green
No, I love you. Not like a sister loves a brother or like a friend loves a friend. I love you like a really drunk guy loves the best girl ever -- John Green
Some people don't understand the promises they're making when they make them," I said.
"Right, of course. But you keep the promise anyway. That's what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway. -- John Green
It was the immutable tango between the Dumper and the Dumpee: the coming and the seeing and the conquering and the returning home. -- John Green
I want to find someone who makes me feel like loving me is easy. -- John Green
I was thinking about this tonight, actually, that maybe I want strangers to think I'm cool since people who actually know me don't. -- John Green
It's like being best friends with a fairy-tale giant; Tiny Cooper can't help but hurt you. -- John Green
I'm going to take this bucket of water and pour it on the flames of hell, and then I am going to use this torch to burn down the gates of paradise so that people will not love God for want of heaven or fear of hell, but because of He is God. -- John Green
I am going to take this bucket of water and pour it on the flames of hell, and then I am going to use this torch to burn down the gates of paradise so that people will not love God for want of heaven or fear of hell, but because He is God. -- John Green
It's easy to love someone from a distance -- John Green
But there was so much todo: cigarettes to smoke, sex to have, swings to swing on. I'll have more time for reading when I'm old and boring. -- John Green
Or because he got eighteen years when he should have gotten more.'
'Seventeen,' Gus corrected.
'I'm assuming you've got some time, you interrupting bastard. -- John Green
Be the Music that Moves you
Float like a Butterfly Sting like Bee
Follow your DREAMS! -- John Green
Best day of my life was January 9, 1997. I was eight years old and my mom and I went to the zoo on a class trip. I liked the bears. She liked the monkeys. Best day ever. End of story. -- John Green
Grayson. I know you think I'm full of shit, but I knew I loved him the moment we kissed.
Goddamaned it. What am I going to do? And then he stifles a sob with the last shot. -- John Green
Who am I to say that these things might not be forever? Who is Peter Van Houten to assert as fact the conjecture that our labor is temporary? All I know of heaven and all I know of death is in this park; an elegant universe in ceaseless motion, teeming with ruined ruins and screaming children. -- John Green
As a reader, I don't feel a story has an obligation to make me happy. I want stories to show me a bigger world than the one I know. -- John Green
Depression isn't a side effect of cancer. It's a side effect of dying. -- John Green
And yes, again, that was it exactly. A retyper and not a writer. A prodigy and not a genius. -- John Green
The right story needs the right telling. -- John Green
She kind of hates Orlando; she called it a paper town. Like, you know, everything so fake and flimsy. I think she just wanted a vacation from that. -- John Green
I looked down and thought about how I was made of paper. I was the flimsy-foldable person, not everyone else. -- John Green
She called it a paper town. Like, you know, everything so fake and flimsy. -- John Green
Late in the winter of my seventeenth year, my mother decided I was depressed, presumably because I rarely left the house, spent quite a lot of time in bed, read the same book over and over, ate infrequently, and devoted quite a bit of my abundant free time to thinking about death. -- John Green
I believe in that line from An Imperial Affliction. 'The risen sun too bright in her losing eyes.' That's God, I think, the rising sun, and the light is too bright and her eyes are losing but they aren't lost. -- John Green
Home is Where the Heart Is, Good Friends Are Hard to Find and Impossible to Forget. True Love is Born from Hard Times. -- John Green
I don't want to hear another negative word about cheerleaders. If it weren't for cheerleaders, who would tell us when and how to be happy during athletic events? If it weren't for cheerleaders, how would America's prettiest girls get the exercise that's so vital to a healthy life? -- John Green
The last time I was this scared, I peed myself."
"The last time I was this scared," Radar says, "I actually had to face a Dark Lord in order to make the world safe for wizards. -- John Green
As far as I can tell, there are two basic (kissing) rules: 1. Don't bite anything without permission. 2. The human tongue is like wasabi: it's very powerful, and should be used sparingly. -- John Green
He wanted her to call; he wanted her to miss him; but as it turned out, he was okay. He'd never found single life so interesting before. -- John Green
Do not worry too much about your lawn. You will soon find if you haven't already that almost every adult American devotes tremendous time and money to the maintenance of an invasive plant species called turf grass that we can't eat. I encourage you to choose better obsessions. -- John Green
In retrospect Hank I don't know why I spent four years writing this book when I could have just made a hit sing-a-ma-jig album. -- John Green
I take quite a lot of pride in not knowing what's cool. -- John Green
No shit. If I ever end up being the kind of person who has one kid and seven bedrooms, do me a favor and shoot me. -- John Green
But once the vessel cracks, the light can get in. -- John Green
Anyway, I learned an important lesson from all of this: While gun ownership is
morally reprehensible in the civilized world, firepower is more or less
de rigeur in a zombie apocalypse. -- John Green
The boys I'm acquainted with are vastly uninteresting. -Kaitlyn -- John Green
May the pigs of fate fly you safely home. -- John Green
Chuck Parson did not participate in organized sports, because to do so would distract from his larger goal of his life: to one day be convicted of murder -- John Green
While the mass of men went on leading thoroughly unexamined lives of monstrous consumption, Augustus Waters examined the collection of the Rijksmuseum from afar. -- John Green
The nature of the love between a parent and child really is literally stronger than death. As long as either person in that relationship is alive, that relationship is still alive. -- John Green
I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once. -- John Green
College: getting in or not getting in.
Trouble: getting in or not getting in.
School: getting A's or getting D's. Career: having or not having. House: big or small, owning or renting. Money: having or not having. It's all boring. -- John Green
95% of romantic stories end with partners committing to each other because everything after that is just the blank terrifying morass of adulthood. This monotonous grind in which the only real excitement in your life is occasionally finding a truly ripe avocado at the grocery store. -- John Green
That night, the booze felt great, as the warmth of the wine in my stomach spread through my body. I didn't like feeling stupid or out of control, but I liked the way it made everything (laughing, crying, peeing in front of your friends) easier. -- John Green
Nothing," I said. "I'm just ... " I couldn't finish the sentence, didn't know how to. "I'm just very, very fond of you. -- John Green
I make a gesture that is intended to convey, "Hey, no hurry, talk as long as you'd like," and probably actually conveys, "Hey, look at me! I have spastic hands. -- John Green
The truth is that it hurts because it's real-it hurts because it mattered. -- John Green
A small olive-skinned creature who had hit puberty but never hit it very hard, Ben had been my best friend since fifth grade, when we both finally owned up to the fact that neither of us was likely to attract anyone else as a best friend. -- John Green
You wrongly assume that I need to hear your question in order to answer it. -- John Green
~ some infinities are bigger then other infinities~ okay. Okay~ the fault in our stars -- John Green
Headline?" he asked.
"'Swing Set Needs Home,'" I said.
"'Desperately Lonely Swing Set Needs Loving Home,'" he said.
"'Lonely, Vaguely Pedophilic Swing Set Seeks the Butts of Children,'" I said. -- John Green
Abraham Maslow, I present to you Augustus Waters, whose existential curiosity dwarfed that of his well-fed, well-loved, healthy brethren. -- John Green
Trane's playing is literally the most convincing proof of God's existence I've ever come across. -- John Green
Talking to a drunk person was like talking to an extremely happy, severely brain-damaged three-year-old. -- John Green
I knew these people were genuinely sad, and that I wasn't really mad at them. I was mad a the universe. Even so, it infuriated me: You get all these friends just when you don't need friends anymore. -Hazel, The Fault in Our Stars -- John Green
By far the best cure for hangovers is not drinking excessively the night before.This cure has a 100% success rate, and as you save the cost of the drinks you would have otherwise drunk, it is cheaper than free. -- John Green
Most of my friends were in band, and most of my free time during school was spent within twenty feet of the band room -- John Green
I can't imagine us saying these things to each other out loud. But even if I can't imagine hearing these words, I can imagine living them. I don't even picture it. Instead I'm in it. How I feel with him here. That peace. It would be so happy, and it makes me sad because it only exists in words. -- John Green
I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we're all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have. -- John Green
The abbreviated exam week meant that Wednesday was the last day of school for us. And all day long, it was hard not to walk around, thinking about the lastness of it all. -- John Green
Suffering can bend & break us. But it can also break us open to become the persons God intended us to be. It depends on what we do with the pain. If we offer it back to God, He will use it to do great things in us & through us, because suffering is fertile ... it an grow new life. -- John Green
( ... ) and then I realized there was no one else to call, which was the saddest thing. The only person I really wanted to talk to about Augustus Water's death was Augustus Water. -- John Green
You're amazing, and I so want to be your boyfriend, because of what you just said, and also because that shirt makes me want to take you home and do unspeakable things while we watch live-action Sailor Moon videos -- John Green
Maura is the kind of friend I enjoy slapping doomsday scenarios with. She's not, however, someone makes me want to prevent stay happening. -- John Green
God, I am always foiled by my love of hash browns! -- John Green
Poor Pudge. Oh, poor poor Pudge. Do you want me to climb into bed with you and cuddle?"
"Well since you're offering
"NO! UP! NOW! -- John Green
Right, well, he'd been sick for a while and his nurse said to him, 'You seem to be feeling better this morning,' and Isben looked at her and said, 'On the contrary,' and then he died. -- John Green
Reading it the night before, I'd wondered if it would be like that for me-if in one moment, I would finally understand her, know her, and understand the role I'd played in her dying. But I wasn't convinced enlightenment struck like lightining. -- John Green
I'm so proud of you that it makes me proud of me. I hope you know that. -- John Green
We don't get to choose if we get hurt in this world, old man, but we do have a say in who hurts us. I know I like my choices. I hope she likes hers.
I do, Augustus.
I do. -- John Green
The beautiful thing about driving was that it stole just enough of his attention - car parked on the side, maybe a cop, slow to speed limit, time to pass this sixteen-wheeler, turn signal, check rearview, crane neck to check blind spot and yes, okay, left lane. -- John Green
I would never know her well enough to know her thoughts in those last minutes, would never know if she left us on purpose. But not-knowing would not keep me from caring, and I would always love Alaska Young, my crooked neighbour, with all my crooked heart -- John Green
Tiny Cooper is not the world's gayest person, and he is not the world's largest person, but I believe he may be the world's largest person who is really, really gay, and also the world's gayest person who is really, really large. -- John Green
Not Really, he said then lit a cigarette and handed it to me. I inhaled. Coughed. Wheezed. Gasped for breath. Coughed again. Considered vomiting. Grabbed the swinging bench, head spinning, and threw the cigarette to the ground and stomped on it, convinced my Great Perhaps did not involve cigarettes. -- John Green
I realize that they giggle and I actually laugh, that they show their cleavage and I have none to show, but just so you know, I am also a girl. I'm one of the three wise MEN. And it's gay to think that James Bond is hot. -- John Green
He flipped himself onto his side and kissed me. "You're so hot," I said, my hand still on his leg.
"I'm starting to think you have an amputee fetish," he answered, still kissing me. I laughed.
"I have an Augustus Waters fetish," I explained. -- John Green
Augustus Waters talked so much that he's interrupt you at his own funeral. -- John Green
When I wake up, the dying light of the day makes everything seem to matter, from the yellowing sky to the stalks of grass above my head, waving in slow motion like a beauty queen. -- John Green
I'm in love with you, and I'm not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. -- John Green
On time for us was thirty minutes before actually started, because the half hour before the first bell was the highlight of our social calendars: standing outside the side door that led into the band room and just talking. -- John Green
But there she is, and I am watching her through the Plexiglas, and she looks like Margo Roth Spiegelman, this girl I have known since I was two
this girl who was an idea that I loved. -- John Green
Perfection stands still while mortals walk past. - Quentin "Q" Jacobsen -- John Green
Please stop," I said. "You're upsetting the black Santas. -- John Green
I laugh, but I'm still thinking about ten-year-old Margo having a crush on ten-year-old me. -- John Green
Jesus, kid, you're almost a detective. All you need now is a gun, a gut, and three ex-wives. -- John Green
I always got very nervous whenever I heard that Margo was about to show up, on account of how she was the most fantastically gorgeous creature that God has ever created. -- John Green
I had not cried for Margo until then, but now finally I did, pounding against the ground and shouting because there was no on to hear: I missed her I missed her I missed her I miss her. -- John Green
As we walked, I kept taking glances at her through the crowd, quick snapshots: a photographic series entitled Perfection Stands Still While Mortals Walk Past. -- John Green
Almost everyone is obsessed about leaving a mark upon the world. Bequeathing a legacy. Outlasting death. We all want to be remembered. I do, too. That's what bothers me most, is being another unremembered casualty in the ancient and inglorious war against disease.
I want to leave a mark. -- John Green
Almost everyone is obsessed with leaving a mark upon the world. Bequeathing a legacy. Outlasting death. We all want to be remembered. I do, too. That's what bothers me most, is being another
unremembered casualty in the ancient and inglorious war against disease. -- John Green
Sometimes I dream that I'm writing a memoir. A memoir would just be the thing to keep me in the hearts and memories of my adoring public. -- John Green
But even if we survive the collapse of our sun, we will not survive forever. -- John Green
I will take care of Hazel if your you take care to Tris.
- Love always Tobias. -- John Green
Abundant free time to thinking about death. Whenever you -- John Green
Also your mom. Bro, I saw your mom kiss you on the cheek this morning, and forgive me, but I swear to God I was like, man, I wish I was Q. And also, I wish my cheeks had penises. -- John Green
You know what I hate? The outdoors. I mean, generally. I don't like outside. I'm an inside person. I'm all about refrigeration and indoor plumbing and Judge Judy. -- John Green
The locker room isn't porn for me / 'cause you're all too damned pimple-ey. -- John Green
Yeah," I said. "What is that? A bird? "It's the swan," he said. "Wow. A school with a swan. Wow."
"That swan is the spawn of Satan. Never get closer to it than we are now. -- John Green
That night,I lay on my side,staring out the window into the invisible world outside.I kept trying to fall asleep,but then my eyes would dart open,just to check.I couldn't help but hope that Margo Roth Spiegelman would return to my window and drag my tired ass through one more night I'd never forget. -- John Green
It's hard to explain, but talking to them felt like stabbing and being stabbed. -- John Green
Was it animal pee or human pee? Someone asked.
How would I know? What, am I an expert in the study of pee? -- John Green
The food was so good that with each passing course, our conversation devolved further into fragmented celebrations of its deliciousness:
'I want this dragon carrot risotto to become a person so I can take it to Las Vegas and marry it. -- John Green
The Degree to which I am blessed staggers me ... the degree to which I take that for granted shames me.
-Streetwalking with Jesus -- John Green
Shakespeare told us precious little of the man whom he entombed in his linguistic sarcophagus. -- John Green
All roads led to her. She was the nexus of all connections his brain made - the wheel's hub -- John Green
Maybe okay will be our always." "Okay, -- John Green
Nostalgia is a side effect of dying. -- John Green
I like to know the places I write about. I feel like it helps me ground the novel. My novels are 'realistic novels,' but they can also be fantastical, so it's nice to have a setting that grounds them a little bit. -- John Green
The weird thing about houses is that they almost always look like nothing is happening inside of them, even though they contain most of our lives. I wondered if that was sort of the point of architecture. -- John Green
I realized that all my life, my values were based upon typical middle-class American values: hard work, doing good, living well, owning things, following the rules & being the best I can be ... but God clearly says, those are not MY values. I value justice, mercy & humility. -- John Green
It amazes me that you can find all that shit even remotely interesting. -- John Green
So keeping the box closed just keeps you in the dark, not the universe. -- John Green
In the ensuing silence, I have time to contemplate the word cute - how dismissive it is, how it's the equivalent of calling someone little, how it makes a person into a baby, how the word is a neon sign burning through the dark reading, Feel Bad About Yourself. -- John Green
The ideas of directing attention outward, trying to imagine other people complexly, trying not to see myself as the center of the universe - these concepts have become important to me, and I hope they're at work in my life on a minute-by-minute basis. -- John Green
Never have I so wanted to be Crest Complete. -- John Green
Neutral Milk Hotel is supposedly playing a reunion show at the Hideout and it's totally not advertised and no one even knows about it and holy shit, Grayson, holy shit!"
"Holy shit!" I shout. One thing you can say for Tiny: whenever something awesome happens, Tiny is always the first to hear. -- John Green
We're going to have a big frickin' problem when he starts feeling those shots", and I decide that Jane is right, and anyway, Ashland Avenue is terrible, so we need to leave the Hideout posthate. -- John Green
Oh, bullshit. You didn't come here to make sure I was okay. You came here because you wanted to save poor little Margo from her troubled little self, so that I would be oh-so-thankful to my knight in shining armour -- John Green
Never was Shakespeare more wrong than when he had Cassius note, "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars / But in ourselves." Easy enough to say when you're a Roman nobleman (or Shakespeare!), but there is no shortage of fault to be found amid our stars. While -- John Green
That's the problem about pain. It demands to be felt. -- John Green
These little contradictions are in all of us. They're in me at least. And so I forgot that I had been awake for 30 hours and kept walking, grateful to be a little boat full of water, still floating. -- John Green
Teenagers are extremely funny, and extremely clever and intellectually curious. But they're also willing to ask questions about the meaning of life without disguising them around irony, and ask questions about what are our responsibilities to other people without having to couch it in irony. -- John Green
Nerdfighter pwns woot. Everyone knows that. -- John Green
I am never going to get better at being a good person. I am always going to be the blood and shit of things. -- John Green
And he found himself thinking that maybe stories don't just make us matter to each other - maybe they're also the only way to the infinite mattering he'd been after for so long. -- John Green
There's hurt. There's pain. There's hurt-and-pain-at-once. -- John Green
Patience, grasshopper," I counseled. "You don't want to seem overeager."
"Right, that's why I said tomorrow," he said. "I want to see you again tonight. But I'm willing to wait all night and much of tomorrow. -- John Green
Cheesy waffles, I was thinking, taste like love without the fear of love's dissolution, and as we came to the 90-degree curve Sunrise Avenue takes before heading straight downtown, I could almost taste them. -- John Green
A taste so profound and complex that it can't even be compared to other tastes, only to emotions. Cheesy waffles, I was thinking, tastes like love without the fear of love's dissolution ... -- John Green
Colin "I'm just
I'm just a failure. what if this is it?
andI never do anything significant and I'm just a complete waste?"
Hassan sat up, with his hands on his knees. "See, this is why you need to believe in God. -- John Green
Above us, the wind blew and the branching shadows rearranged themselves on our skin. Gus squeezed my hand. It is a good life, Hazel Grace. -- John Green
And then the line was quite but not dead. I almost felt like he was there in my room with me, but in a way it was better, like I was not in my room and he was not in his, but instead we were together in some invisible and tenuous third space that could only be visited on the phone. -- John Green
if you'd like, i can show you the trophy case on the way out so you can bask in the achievements of the alumni who are now old enough to be suffering from erectile dysfunction, memory loss, and death. -- John Green
Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book. -- John Green
It scares me sometimes. Wishing it to work -- John Green
There is no honor in dying of -- John Green
I like this interstate as much as the next guy, but the farther south we go, the hotter it gets, and I'm already sweating like a whore in church. -- John Green
What's the point in being alive if you don't at least try to do something remarkable? How very odd, to believe God gave you life, and yet not think that life asks more of you than watching TV. -- John Green
What is the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do something remarkable? -- John Green
The kiss lasted forever as Otto Frank kept talking from behind me. "And my conclusion is," he said, "since I had been in very good terms with Anne, that most parents don't know really their children. -- John Green
Well, yeah," he said. "But before that, my grand romantic gesture would have totally gotten me laid."
I laughed pretty hard, hard enough that I felt where the chest tube had been.
"You laugh because it's true," he said.
I laughed again.
"It's true, isn't it! -- John Green
If my public existence does anything worthwhile, hopefully it at least demystifies the author a bit, because I know when I was younger I felt like authors were like wizards or something. Turns out they're total muggles. -- John Green
Youth is counted sweetest by those who are no longer young. -- John Green
Maybe life is not about accomplishing some bullshit markers. -- John Green
So maybe we won't ever win the lottery, or marry royalty, or make that last second shot. That doesn't mean we won't have amazing adventures, meet exceptional people, and make indelible memories. The trick is to notice before it's too late. -- John Green
I began to swim, an armless silver mermaid, using only my hips to generate motion, until finally my ass scraped against the lake's mucky bottom. I turned then and used my hips and waist to roll three times, until I came ashore near a ratty green towel. They'd left me a towel. How thoughtful. -- John Green
Esther was uncommon not because she was sick but because she was Esther, and she did not exist so that the rest of us could learn Important Lessons about Life.The meaning of her life-likethe meaning of any life- is a maddeningly ambiguous question shrouded in uncertainty -- John Green
Tiny, the next time that you try to set me up with a girl with a secret boyfriend can you at least INFORM me that she has a secret boyfriend? Also, if you don't call me back within five minutes, I'm going to assume you found a way back to Evanston. Furthermore, you are an asshat. That is all. -- John Green
I really care about her. I mean, we were hopeless. Badly matched. But still. I mean, I said I loved her. -- John Green
Augustus was amazing, but he'd overdone everything at the picnic, right down to the sandwiches that were metaphorically resonant but tasted terrible and the memorized soliloquy that prevented conversation. It all felt Romantic, but not romantic. -- John Green
If we restructure things to see that the hero's journey is a degree in astrophysics rather than a journey to star in a reality show, that's a better world. -- John Green
Everything looks uglier close up. -- John Green
I felt the fight-or-flight reflex swell up in me over and over again, but I knew that neither fight nor flight had ever worked for me before. -- John Green
The slight chill in the air was balanced magnificently by the sunshine. -- John Green
You had been a paper boy to me all these years - two dimensions as a character on the page and two different, but still flat, dimensions as a person. But that night you turned out to be real. -- John Green
I'm really not up for answering any questions that start with how, when, where, why or what. -- John Green
Most loves don't last. But some do. -- John Green
I really think that reading is just as important as writing when you're trying to be a writer because it's the only apprenticeship we have, it's the only way of learning how to write a story. -- John Green
In the end, what makes a book valuable is not the paper it's printed on, but the thousands of hours of work by dozens of people who are dedicated to creating the best possible reading experience for you. -- John Green
I don't want to live in a world without Augusts Waters -- John Green
She never acted as if she liked him all that much, but then she never acted as if she liked anyone all that much. -- John Green
I hate the idea that, when it comes to books and learning, hard is often seen as the opposite of fun. It's strange to me that we should be so quick to give up on a book or a math problem when we are so willing to grapple, for centuries if necessary, with a single level of Angry Birds. -- John Green
Hating the cool kids takes an awful lot of energy, and I'd given up on it a long time ago. -- John Green
Shit, if I can teach you precalc, I can teach anybody. like maybe kids with autism. -- John Green
And yet still I worried. I like being a person. I wanted to keep at it. Worry is yet another side effect of dying. -- John Green
The urge to make art or contemplate philosophy does not go away when you are sick. Those urges just become transfigured by illness. -- John Green
The snow may be falling in the winter of my discontent, but at least I've got sarcastic company. -- John Green
They just don't make sex look fun for women. The girl is just an object. -- John Green
Breaking down that wall is the kind of story that might have a happy middle - oh, look, we broke down this wall, I'm going to look at you like a girl and you're going to look at me like a boy, and we're going to play a fun game called Can I Put My Hand There What About There What About There. -- John Green
Observation: It would be awesome to fly in a superfast airplane that could chase the sunrise around the world for a while. -- John Green
Buy!" "SELL!" "Trade!" "BARTER!" "YOU'RE MUCH BIGGER, BUT WE ARE SMARTER! -- John Green
Margowegottagohomeandtell. -- John Green
I wish I knew how to quit you, Tumblr. -- John Green
But there was nothing I could do to dim the supernovae exploding inside my brain, an endless chain of intra cranial firecrackers -- John Green
Do you know what it's like to work so hard to make sure everyone's happy, and to have not a single person recognize it? - Tiny Copper (Will Grayson, Will Grayson) -- John Green
Idealistic and self-sufficient and rugged people they had once been, and -- John Green
The last time I stand in a circle outside the band room in the shade of this oak tree that has protected generations of band geeks. -- John Green
Bro, it's dark. You can't go to a strange building with a mysterious address in the dark. Haven't you ever seen a horror movie? -- John Green
I know love is real because I feel it. -- John Green
Zach is like the more I think about it the more I think y ruin a gr8 friendship? I still think tiny's awesome tho. -- John Green
Oh shit did you just dis the feminine gender
I'll pummel your ass then stick you in a blender
You think I like Tori and Ani so I can't rhyme
But I got flow like Ghostbusters got slime
Objectify women and it's fuckin' on
You'll be dead and gone like ancient Babylon. -- John Green
Denim miniskirt. Tight white T-shirt. Scooped neck. Extraordinarily olive skin. Legs that make you care about legs. Perfectly coiffed curly brown hair. A laminated button reading ME FOR PROM QUEEN. Lacey Pemberton. Walking toward us. -- John Green
It's all good, Hazel Grace. But just be clear, when I thought I saw Caroline Mathers' ghost in support group, I was not entirely happy. I was staring, but I wasn't yearning, if you know what I mean. -- John Green
And then we were kissing ... The space around us evaporated, and for a weird moment I rally like my body; this cancer-ruined thing I'd spent years dragging around suddenly seemed worth the struggle,.. -- John Green
Because the driving kept him going stay under seventy; God, my heart racing; I hate the taste of coffee; so wired though; okay, and clear of the truck; okay yes; right lane; and now just my own headlights against the darkness. -- John Green
I just want the pleasure of noticing these things at a safe distance ... -- John Green
I think that it's a universal urge to have our pain not be felt alone and to have our joys not be felt alone. -- John Green
Take some risks. Stop playing it so safe. -- John Green
The thing is that it could never again feel natural to talk to her -- John Green
It seems to me that all the things we keep in sealed boxes are both alive and dead until we open the box, that the unobserved is both there and not. -- John Green
That's why I love road trips, dude. It's like doing something without actually doing anything. -- John Green
But it doesn't say that dude shall not fall in love with dude, because that's just impossible, right? The gays are animals, answering their animal desires. It's impossible for animals to fall in love. And yet- -- John Green
What the hell is that?" I laughed.
"It's my fox hat."
"Your fox hat?"
"Yeah, Pudge. My fox hat."
"Why are you wearing your fox hat?" I asked.
"Because no one can catch the motherfucking fox. -- John Green
I thought: We are not close enough.
I though: He will not hear it.
I thought: He will hear it and be out so fast that we will have no chance.
I thought: Twenty seconds. I was breathing hard and fast. -- John Green
The future will erase everything
there's no level of fame or genius that allows you to transcend oblivion. The infinite future makes that kind of mattering impossible. -- John Green
There's no level of fame or genius that allows you to transcend oblivion -- John Green
I fear oblivion. I fear it like the proverbial blind man who's afraid of the dark. -- John Green
-so if the inevitability of oblivion worries you, than I suggest you ignore it. God knows that's what the rest of the world does. -- John Green
Issac:"I dislike living in a world without Augustus Waters."
Computer: "I don't understand-"
Issac: "Me neither. Pause -- John Green
Imagining isn't perfect. You can't get all the way inside someone else ... But imagining being someone else, or the world being something else, is the only way in. It is the machine that kills fascists. -- John Green
They're an impenetrable fortress of unknowability, really. -- John Green
Like they just wanted to enjoy The Gus Waters Show while it was still in town. -- John Green
I'm not interested in dating a girl I'm not gonna marry -- John Green
True love is born from hard times. -- John Green
On the morning in question, she wore white shorts and a pink T-shirt that featured a green dragon breathing a fire of orange glitter. It is difficult to explain how awesome I found this T-shirt at the time. -- John Green
Once we got out of Jefferson Park, we rolled down the one window that worked so the world would know we had good taste in music. We -- John Green
So but anyway, being funny is a way of not doing. Sit around and make jokes and be Mr. Funnypants and just make fun of everyone else's attempts to do something... So that's it. I'm going to start doing. -- John Green
And even though I was in bed and he was in his basement, it really felt like we were back in that uncreated third space, which was a place I really liked visiting with him. -- John Green
Peter Van Houten was the only person I'd ever come across who seemed to (a) understand what it's
like to be dying, and (b) not have died. -- John Green
I'm not interested in writing for adults. I like them as people! I don't like the way they publish books in that world. Nothing ever gets a chance. -- John Green
If by that you mean that I dislike celebrity magazines, prefer food to anorexia, refuse to watch TV shows about models, and hate the color pink, then yes. I am proud to be not really a girl. -- John Green
If people were rain, I'd be a drizzle and she'd be a hurricane. -- John Green
What you must understand about me is that I'm a deeply unhappy person. -- John Green
I wouldn't have cared if my girlfriend was a Jaguar-driving Cyclops with a beard - I'd have been grateful just to have someone to make out with. -- John Green
Okay is BURSTING with sensuality -- John Green
I'm not sure if I'm depressed. I mean, I'm not exactly sad. But I'm not exactly happy either. I can laugh and joke and smile during the day, But sometimes when I'm alone at night I forget how to feel. -- John Green
Every paper girl needs at least one string. -- John Green
It was a lame string, for sure, but it was the one I had left and every paper girl needs at least one string, right? (58) -- John Green
But it was the last string. It was a lame string, for sure, but it was the one I had left, and every paper girl needs at least one string, right? -- John Green
[This] is very important to remember when reading or writing or talking or whatever: You are never, ever choosing whether to use symbols. You are choosing which symbols to use. -- John Green
When you stop wishing things wouldn't fall apart, you stop suffering when they do. -- John Green
I stood under the awning for a moment, but finally I decided that being in a bad mood with your friends beats being in a bad mood without them. -- John Green
It's all very dramatic and everything, but so what? I didn't know the guy. People I don't know die all the damned time. -- John Green
Because Margo knows the secret of leaving, the secret I have only just now learned: leaving feels good and pure only when you leave something important, something that mattered to you. Pulling life out y the roots. But you can't do that until your life grown roots. -- John Green
You can love someone so much ... But you can never love people as much as you can miss them. -- John Green
Lacey shrugged bashfully. "Do you think I'm superficial?"
"Well, yeah." I thought of myself standing outside Becca's bedroom, hoping she'd take her shirt off. "But so am I," I added. "So is everyone. -- John Green
We're going to get gored to death by a feral fugging hog and your best strategy is to pretend it's a grizzly bear? -- John Green
Books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like a betrayal. -- John Green
You know how we make a Scotch and water in this home?"
"No, sir," Gus said.
"We pour Scotch into a glass and then call to mind thoughts of water, and then we mix the actual Scotch with the abstracted idea of water. -- John Green
I hated listening to everyone else stumble on their words and try to phrase things in the vaguest possible way so they wouldn't sound dumb, and I hated how it was all just a game of trying to figure out what the teacher wanted to hear and then saying it. -- John Green
Lacey put a hand to her face, ashamed. "You're a challenging boyfriend," she said. "Rewarding, but challenging." We laughed. -- John Green
Before I got here, I thought for a long time that the way out of the labyrinth was to pretend that it did not exist, to build a small, self-sufficient world in the back corner of the endless maze and to pretend that I was not lost, but home. -- John Green
I liked reading biographies of writers, even if (as was the case with Monsieur Rabelais)I'd never read any of their actual writing. I flipped to the back and found the highlighted quote (NEVER USE A HIGHLIGHTER IN MY BOOKS, -- John Green
But now I. Never. Do. Anything. For anybody. Except retards I don't even give a shit about. -- John Green
Entropy increases. Things fall apart. -- John Green
You can fight with me," I said. I put my controller down and leaned back on our foam couch and was asleep. As I drifted off, I heard the Colonel say, "I can't be mad at you, you harmless skinny bastard. -- John Green
She'd obviously read the book many times before, and so she read flawlessly and confidently, and I could hear her smile in the reading of it, and the sound of that smile made me think that maybe I would like novels better if Alaska Young read them to me. -- John Green
The five of us walking confidently in a row, I'd never felt cooler. The Great Perhaps was upon us, and we were invincible. The plan may have had faults, but we did not. -- John Green
Grand," he said. "I have been wanting to call you on a nearly minutely basis, but I have been waiting to call you until I could form a coherent thought in re An Imperial Affliction." (He really said "in re". That boy.) -- John Green
The difficulty is partly that I am hesitant to go seventy-two and partly that the minivan itself is hesitant to go seventy-two -- John Green
I pointed at the little kids goading each other to jump from rib cage to shoulder and Gus answered just loud enough for me to hear over the din, 'Last time, I imagined myself as the kid. This time, the skeleton. -- John Green
But it was only hot outside, and generally I only walked outside between one air-conditioned place to another. -- John Green
Becoming a father made me much more interested in the parent character in my novels. I've never found parents that interesting. -- John Green
I'll just go over to the Duke's," I said. "Her parents already told me I could stay there. I'll go over there and open all my presents, and talk about how my parents neglect me, and then maybe the Duke will give me some of her presents because she feels so bad about how my mom doesn't love me. -- John Green
Christ," the Colonel said quite loudly. "That wretched beast, drama, draws nigh. -- John Green
Whats up, Q?" asked Gus.
Oh, we're just scattering some dead fish about town, breaking some windows, photographing naked guys, hanging out in skyscraper lobbies at three-fifteen in the morning, that type of thing.
"Not much," I answered. -- John Green
Oh, we"re just scattering some dead fish about town, breaking some windows, photographing naked guys, hanging out in sky-scraper lobbies at three-fifteen in the morning, that kind of thing. "Not much", I answered. -- John Green
She's just playing a trick on us. This is just an Alaska Young Prank Extraordinaire. It's Alaska being Alaska, funny and playful and not knowing when or how to put on the brakes. -- John Green
Just deleting vandalism on the Chuck Norris page," Radar said. "For instance, while I do think that Chuck Norris specializes in the roundhouse kick, I don't think it's accurate to say, 'Chuck Norris's tears can cure cancer, but unfortunately he has never cried. -- John Green
Mom hooked me up to a portable tank and then reminded me I had class. "Did that boy give it to you?" she asked out of nowhere.
"By it, do you mean herpes?"
"You are too much," Mom said. "The book, Hazel. I mean the book."
"Yeah, he gave me the book. -- John Green
His hair was parted neatly on the left side in a way that he would have found absolutely horrifying. -- John Green
You are so busy being YOU that you have no idea how utterly unprecedented you are. -- John Green
Of course I tensed up when he touched me. To be with him was to hurt him-inevitably. And that's what I'd felt as he reached for me: I'd felt as though I were committing an act of violence against him, because I was. -- John Green
God, we are so cool. And by cool, I mean retarded. -- John Green
We think of infinity as a really big number, but it's not. It's endlessness. Endlessness is a really strange idea in a universe that is defined by its endings. -- John Green
The stories, when they were shared, inevitably ended with, I mean, can you believe it? We often could not, but they always proved true. -- John Green
Honestly, everything else aside, I like finding stuff out about her. I mean, that I didn't know before. I had no idea who she really was. I honestly never thought of her as anything but my crazy beautiful friend who does all the crazy beautiful things. -- John Green
Because memories fall apart, too. And you're left with nothing. -- John Green
And I put the latte down on a table, awash in the happy middle of my greatest adventure. -- John Green
And we'll call you ... hmmm. Pudge."
"Pudge," the Colonel said. "Because you're skinny. It's called irony, Pudge. Heard of it? Now, let's go get some cigarettes and start this year off right. -- John Green
You still secretly believe that there is an element of magic to this world? It's all just soulless molecules bouncing against each other randomly. -- John Green
Scared isn't a good excuse. Scared is the excuse everyone has always used. -- John Green
It's not life or death, the labyrinth. Suffering. Doing wrong and having wrong things happen to you. That's the problem. Bolivar was talking about the pain, not about the living or dying. How do you get out of the labyrinth of suffering? -- John Green
And even though he felt pitiful and ridiculous, he didn't want it to end, because he knew the absence of her would hurt more than any breakup ever could. -- John Green
If I could do it all over again," he said, his speech slow and vaguely mangled by his massive lower lip, "I'd just let myself be trampled to death by the Satan Pig. -- John Green
Where do you come up with these zingers, Clint? Do you own some kind of joke factory in Indonesia where you've got eight-year-olds working ninety hours a week to deliver you that kind of top-quality witticism? There are boy bands with more original material. -- John Green
Do you know why I left America, Lidewij? So that I would never again have to encounter Americans."
"But you are an American."
"Incurably so, it seems. -- John Green
Crying is almost totally avoidable if you follow two simple rules:
1. Don't care too much.
2. Shut up. -- John Green
Maybe by imagining these futures we can make them real, and maybe not, but either way we must imagine them. -- John Green
She cannot possibly be dead, people do not just die -- John Green
Like many people, I feel like celebrating. Remember this feeling. It is human, and can help us understand when others express bloodlust. -- John Green
Listen, douchepants," I said, "you're not going to tell me anything about disease I don't already know. I need one and only one thing from you before I walk out of your life forever: WHAT HAPPENS TO ANNA'S MOTHER? -- John Green
If you want me to be a teenager, don't send me to Support Group. Buy me a fake ID so I can go to clubs, drink vodka, and take pot. -- John Green
I finally found something that can stop the fox. The fox cannot summit Strawberry Hill. - Takumi -- John Green
One of the jobs of a writer is to add nuance and ambiguity to that straight line that people often draw to very specific kinds of heroism. Most of us don't get to be Snooki. For most of us heroism has to be in our everyday lives. -- John Green
The school felt more mine than in all my four years there. -- John Green
The world is turned upside down, I love it. It's like we're in a snow globe and God decided he wanted to see a blizzard so he shook us all the fug up. -- John Green
There's not even real *popularity* at my school."
"That," Coli said emphatically, "is a sentence that has only ever been spoken by popular people. -- John Green
So why don't you go home for vacations?' I asked her.
I'm just scared of ghosts, Pudge. And home is full of them. -- John Green
Hey Pudge," the Colonel said. "What do you think of a truce?"
"It reminds me of when the Germans demanded that the U.S. surrender at the Battle of the Bulge," I said. "I guess I'd say to this truce offer what General McAuliffe said to that one: Nuts. -- John Green
Which got me to wondering whether it's possible to learn how to be a person in a world where all the people are dead. -- John Green
Could the two people who are making out please be quiet?" the Colonel asked loudly from his sleeping bag. "Those of us who are not making out are drunk and tired. -- John Green
graffiti in the stall read: CALL DANA FOR BLOW. Colin wondered whether Dana provided fellatio or cocaine, -- John Green
JP shouted, "TELL THEM WHAT YOU JUST DID TO EACH OTHER!"
"Um," I said.
"We kissed," the Duke said.
"That's kinda gay," Keun said.
"I AM A GIRL."
"Yeah, I know, but so is Tobin," Keun said. -- John Green
Listen douche pants. You're not going to tell me anything about disease I don't already know. -- John Green
You choose your behaviors based on their metaphorical resonances ... - Hazel Grace Lancaster -- John Green
Because personally I think mattering is a piss-poor idea. I just want to fly under the radar, because when you start to make yourself into a big deal, that's when you get shot down. The bigger a deal you are, the worse your life is. -- John Green
Oh, my God! Get out of the car or I'll call nine-one-one. Dude, what is your problem? -- John Green
You should never give up a happy middle in the hopes of a happy ending, because there is no such thing as happy ending. There is so much to lose. -- John Green
You keep expecting people not to be themselves. -- John Green
I reckon you could go ahead and shoot that dog and git you another one with regular anal sacs and wouldn't nobody be the wiser.' And I tell him, 'Starnes, this town ain't got any men worth loving, so I might as well love my dog."' The -- John Green
He turns to me and he whispers really loudly because secretly he wants other people to hear, 'I'm in love.' I roll my eyes, because he falls in love every hour on the hour with some poor new boy. -- John Green
Daddy's gonna put you on a sailboat across the River Styx." "Did you just use Greek mythology to talk trash? -- John Green
Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. -- John Green
Maybe Harry Potter is real and you're not. -- John Green
Chuck Parson walking toward us with some intent. Chuck Parson did not participate in organized sports, because to do so would distract from the larger goal of his life: to one day be convicted of homicide. -- John Green
I guess these days this is a politically charged statement, but it seems to me manifestly true: You make nothing alone. Human beings are not mere competitors, and human life is not merely competition. We are collaborators. To be human is to catch the falling person. -- John Green
You're not boring. You've got to stop saying that, or people will start believing you. -- John Green
Easy comfort isn't comforting," I said. -- John Green
If only we could see the endless string of consequences that result from our smallest actions. But we can't know better until knowing better is useless. -- John Green
Idiotically, it occurred to me that my pink underwear didn't match my purple bra, as if boys even notice such things. -- John Green
I don't know who she is anymore, or who she was, but I need to find her. -- John Green
The problem is that I am secretly in love with Hassan. I can't help myself. I hold your bony shoulder blades in my hands and think of his fleshy back (Lindsey). -- John Green
You think they liked me?'
'Sure they did. Who cares, though? They're just parents.'
'They're your parents,' he said, glancing over at me. 'Plus, I like being liked. Is that crazy? -- John Green
I think it's crazy, crazy that book tours lose so much money. They shouldn't. Book tours should be part of what keeps independent bookstores vibrant and profitable. -- John Green
I remember thinking that. You were dork chic before dork chic was chic. -- John Green
My days had a pleasant identicalness about them. I had always liked that: I liked routine. I liked being bored. I didn't want to but I did. -- John Green
Things never happen like I imagined them -- John Green
Study broadly and without fear. -- John Green
It is at any rate a pleasure to meet such ontologically improbable creatures. -- John Green
You can't dingleberry that! That's a flagrant misuse of the dingleberry! -- John Green
I kept waiting for that loneliness and nervousness to make me want to go back. But it never did. -- John Green
I leave, and the leaving is so exhilarating I know I can never go back. But then what? Do I just keep leaving places, and leaving them, and leaving them, tramping a perpetual journey? -- John Green
I didn't really look down and think about how everything was made of paper. I looked down and thought about how I was made of paper. -- John Green
Everyone wants to leave an extraordinary life. -- John Green
I always had this idea that you should never give up a happy middle in the hopes of a happy ending, because there is no such thing as a happy ending. Do you know what I mean? There is so much to lose. -- John Green
Rule #1; Don't care to much. Rule #2; Shut up! -- John Green
the things that you hope for the most are the things that will destroy you in the end. -- John Green
To stay callm, I wondered to myself, Does he have regular handcuffs, or does he have special SeaWorld handcuffs? Like, are they shaped like two curved dolphins coming together? -- John Green
Our role as humans is to recognize the complexity of others. -- John Green
I'm just reveling in the glory of not having to hear the neediness and impotence of my own voice. -- John Green
He did not drink or do drugs or smoke cigarettes or wear black eyeliner or stay out late or get bad grades or pierce his tongue or have the words "KATHERINE LUVA 4 LIFE" tattoed across his back. -- John Green
OMNICTIONARIAN96: Nah, man. I've been up since six, expanding the article on this Malaysian pop singer. -- John Green
You're too busy being you that you don't realize how utterly unprecedented you are. -- John Green
It's a penis," Margo said, "in the same sense that Rhode Island is a state: it may have an illustrious history, but it sure isn't big. -- John Green
I think teenagers bring a lot of intellectual sophistication. They're wrestling with big questions. It's just that, a lot of times they do that separately from adults. -- John Green
3 whole Catfish, Wrapped separately
Veet (It's for Shaving your legs Only you don't Need A razor. It's with all the Girly
six pack, Mountain Dew
One dozen Tulips
one Bottle Of water
One Can of blue Spray paint -- John Green
I think about how much depends upon a best friend. Then you wake up in the morning you swing your legs out of bed and you put your feet on the ground and you stand up. You don't scoot to the edge of the bed and look down to make sure the floor is there. The floor is always there. Until it's not. -- John Green
No headboards were broken. -- John Green
It took me a sleeve of Girl Scout Thin Mints and forty minutes to get over that boy. -- John Green
There comes a time when we realize that our parents cannot save themselves or save us, that everyone who wades through time eventually gets dragged out to sea by the undertow- that, in short, we are all going. -- John Green
I went on spouting bullshit Encouragements as Gus's parents, arm in arm, hugged each other and nodded at every word. Funerals, I had decided, are for the living. -- John Green
And, since they are theater people, they are all talking. All of them. Simultaneously. They do not need to be heard; they only need to be speaking. -- John Green
Oblivion is inevitable!! -- John Green
When I think about [characters], I like to think of them in their relationships to each other. In the same way, I think that's how humans are ultimately defined. We are our relationships to one another. And a lot of what's interesting about us happens in the context of other people. -- John Green
The fault in our stars is the best book and the movie too -- John Green
Okay, so anagrams. That's one. Got any other charming talents?" she asked, and now he felt confident.
Finally, Colin turned to her, gathering in his gut the slim measure of courage available to him, and said, "Well, I'm a fair kisser. -- John Green
Who's there?" replied Alaska.
"What are you, an owl?" I finished. Lame. -- John Green
That poem is so damned long. You'd think old Walt could have taken a line or two to tell us how to unscrew the door from its jamb. -- John Green
... It is so hard to accept that life is falling and landing and falling and landing. I agree it's not ideal. I agree -- John Green
I am in the midst of a soliloquy! I wrote this out and memorized it and if you interrupt me I will completely screw it up,' Augustus interrupted. 'Please to be eating your sandwich and listening. -- John Green
I think all true stories are hopeful stories. I don't think there's any room for nihilism. -- John Green
He was just a star in my sky ... constant, familiar, bright, far above me -- John Green
His memory is compromised,' Lidewij said. 'If only my memory would compromise,' Van Houten responded. -- John Green
He's become the one the songs are about, and while part of me knows he's probably worth that, another part is yelling at me to slow the fuck down. -- John Green
We kiss. Her hands are freezing on my face, and she tastes like coffee and the smell of the onion is still stuck in my nose, and my lips are all dry from the endless winter. And it's awesome. -- John Green
Why is it upset? Shouldn't it be downset? -- John Green
Flirting was new to me, but I liked it. - Hazel Grace -- John Green
You either have a great social life and shitty taste in music, or a fantastic taste in music with barely any social life. -- John Green
COCK-A-DOODLE DOO! HOW DO YOU LIKE IT FROMO THE OTHER END, YOU LITTLE FUGGER?"
"Kafir, I can say it with confidence: Today is a day that no pigs will die. I'm not even allowed to eat the motherfuggers; I'm sure not going to kill one."
"Amen," Colin answered. -- John Green
I just wanted to go back to that secret post-terrestrial third spacce with him that we visited when we talked on the phone. -- John Green
It always hurt not to breathe like a normal person, incessantly reminding your lungs to be lungs, forcing yourself to accept as unsolvable the clawing scraping inside-out ache of underoxygenation. -- John Green
And after, when we went outside to look at her finished lantern from the road, I said I liked the way her light shone through the face that flickered in the dark. - "Jack O'Lantern," Katrina Vandenberg from Atlas -- John Green
Kevin doesn't just wake up with that spiky bedhead look, Pudge. He works for it. He loves that hair. They leave their hair products here, Pudge, because they have duplicates at home. All these boys do. And do you know why?'
'Because they're compensating for their tiny penises?' i asked. -- John Green
It's fine, I repeated. And whatever. It was fine. It had to be. -- John Green
By the power of the superglue beer sword, I designate you my driver! -- John Green
The problem exactly is that she dumped me. That I'm alone. Oh my God, I'm alone again. And not only that, but I'm a total failure in case you haven't noticed. I'm washed up. I'm former. Formerly the boyfriend of Katherine XIX. Formerly a prodigy. Formerly full of potential. Currently full of shit. -- John Green
I called it a nine because I was saving my ten. And here it was, the great and terrible ten, slamming me again and again as I lay still and alone in my bed staring at the ceiling, -- John Green
I cut a glance to him, and his eyes were still on me.
It occurred to me why they call it eye contact. -- John Green
Ninety-nine percent of the time, your parents never have to know, though. The school doesn't want your parents to think you became a fuckup here any more than you want your parents think you're a fuckup. -- John Green
You are buying into the cross-stitched sentiments of your parents' throw pillows. -- John Green
I always liked routine. I suppose I never found boredom very boring. I doubted I could explain it to someone like Margo but drawing circles through life struck me as a kind of reasonable insanity. -- John Green
I wanted to be the last one she loved. And I knew I wasn't. -- John Green
Sick children inevitably become arrested: You are fated to live out your days as the child you were when diagnosed, the child who believes there is a life after a novel ends. -- John Green
You shall love your crooked neighbor / With your crooked heart.. -- John Green
your life broke down. The last good kiss / You -- John Green
It was like I was being punished for being gay, and back then I didn't even know what it meant to be gay. I never dreamed of dating another guy, or about having sex with one. I was seven. I didn't even know about sex yet. -- John Green
You completely unscatter me, and I appreciate that too much. -- John Green
To what do I owe the pleasure?' I asked. Margo and I were still friendly, I guess, but we weren't meet-in-the-dead-of-night-wearing-black-face-paint friendly. She had friends for that, I'm sure. I just wasn't among them. -- John Green
People are different when you can smell them and look up close, you know? -- John Green
You know how sometimes you see a really sexy baby? Wait that sounds fucked up. -- John Green
Flirting was new to me, but I liked it. -- John Green
I don't think you can ever fill the empty space with the thing you lost. -- John Green
Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia. ( ... ) You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you'll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present. -- John Green
The only person I really wanted to talk to about Augustus Water's death with was Augustus Waters. -- John Green
Pudge, my friend, we are indefuckingstructible. -- John Green
I grabbed it and held it to my face and there,God,yes.Her smell.The lilac shampoo and the almond in her skin lotion and benneath all of that the faint sweetness of the skin itself. -- John Green
When Alaska Young is sitting with her legs crossed in a brittle, periodically green clover patch leaning forward in search of four-leaf clovers, the pale skin of her sizable cleavage clearly visible, it is a plain fact of human physiology that it becomes impossible to join in her clover search. -- John Green
Nothing happens for a week. I don't mean this figuratively like there is a shortage of significant events. I mean that no things occur. Total stasis. It's sort of heavenly, to tell you the truth -- John Green
DID YOU KNOW WHETHER OR NOT [SPOILER REDACTED BECAUSE I KNOW PEOPLE WILL READ THIS DISCUSSION GUIDE BEFORE THEY'VE READ THE BOOK, EVEN THOUGH I JUST FORBADE YOU TO DO SO LIKE SIX PARAGRAPHS AGO] WAS INTENTIONAL WHILE YOU WERE WRITING IT? -- John Green
My regret was immediate and permanent and useless. -- John Green
I just want to be enough for you, but I never can be. This can never be enough for you. But this is all you get. You get me, and your family, and this world. This is your life. I'm sorry if it sucks. -- John Green
Hazel, do you enjoy it?' I paused a second, trying to figure out if my response should be calibrated to please Augustus or his parents. 'Most of the people are really nice,' I finally said. -- John Green
The pigs can't stop the fox; I'm too quick,' Takumi said to himself. I can rhyme while I run; I'm that slick. -- John Green
The pleasure of remembering had been taken from me, because there was no longer anyone to remember with. It felt like losing your co-rememberer meant losing the memory itself, as if the things we'd done were less real and important than they had been hours before. -- John Green
We live in a universe devoted to the creation, and eradication, of awareness. Augustus Waters did not die after a lengthy battle with cancer. He died after a lengthy battle with human consciousness, a victim - as you will be - of the universe's need to make and unmake all that is possible. -- John Green
Dude, you're such a geek. And that's coming from an overweight Star Trek fan who scored a 5 on the AP Calculus test. So you know your condition is grave -- John Green
I'm sorry, but it appears something more fabulous than your phone call is happening right now. When fabulous levels fall a bit, I'll get back to you. BEEP. -- John Green
I am awful. I am heartless. I am scared that these things are actually true. -- John Green
The best way to get people to like you is not to like them too much - Lindsey to Colin, ch.14 -- John Green
Your friendship with her-it sleeps with the fishes. -- John Green
And I agreed, but still, she owed us an explanation. If she was up there, down there, out there, somewhere, maybe she would laugh. -- John Green
I finally decided that people believed in an afterlife because they couldn't bear not to. three -- John Green
Finally, I decided that the proper strategy was to stare back. Boys do not have a monopoly on the Staring Business. -- John Green
People, I thought, wanted security. They couldn't bear the idea of death being a big black nothing, couldn't bear the thought of their loved ones not existing, and couldn't even imagine themselves not existing. I finally decided that people believed in an afterlife because they couldn't bear not to. -- John Green
I thought of the one thing about home that I missed, my dad's study with its built-in, floor-to-ceiling shelves sagging with thick biographies and the black leather chair that kept me just uncomfortable enough to keep from feeling sleepy as I read. -- John Green
Physical intimacy isn't and can never be an effective substitute for emotional intimacy. -- John Green
I even tried to tell myself to live my best life today. -- John Green
There are a number of ways to establish someone's approximate survival expectations without actually asking. -- John Green
I shaved this morning for precisely that reason. I was like, 'Well, you never know when someone is going to clamp down on your calf and try to suck out the snake poison. -- John Green
And i was left to ask "Did i help towards a fate you didn't want, Alaska, or did i just assist in your wilful self destruction". -- John Green
That was the worst part about having cancer, sometimes: The physical evidence of disease separates you from other people. -- John Green
That's who you really like. The people you can think out loud in front of. -- John Green
One day, you're 17 and you're planing for someday. And then quietly, without you ever really noticing, someday is today. and then someday is yesterday. And this is your life. -- John Green
The Colonel led all the cheers. Cornbread!" he screamed. CHICKEN!" the crowd responded. Rice!" PEAS!" And then, all together: "WE GOT HIGHER SATs." Hip Hip Hip Hooray!" the Colonel cried. YOU'LL BE WORKIN' FOR US SOMEDAY! -- John Green
Cornbread!" he screamed. "CHICKEN!" the crowd responded. "Rice!" "PEAS!" And then, all together: "WE GOT HIGHER S-A-Ts. -- John Green
I told Hassan I wanted to matter
like, be remembered. And he said, "famous is the new popular." Maybe he's right, and maybe I just want to be famous. -- John Green
That brief walk was one of those moments he knew he'd remember and look back on, one of those moments that he'd try to capture in the stories he told. Nothing was happening, really, but the moment was thick with mattering.
[p214] -- John Green
The easiest way to solve a mystery is to decide that there is no mystery to solve. -- John Green
And I will forget her, yes. That which came together will fall apart slowly, but she will forgive my forgetting, just as I forgive her for forgetting me and the Colonel and nothing but herself and her mom in those last moments as she spent as a person. -- John Green
I'm starting to realize that people lack good mirrors. It's so hard for anyone to show us how we look, & so hard for us to show anyone how we feel. -- John Green
I still think that, sometimes, think
that maybe "the afterlife" is just something we made up to ease the pain of loss, to make our time in the labyrinth bearable. -- John Green
So afterward, while I was getting eviscerated by chemo, for some reason I decided to feel really hopeful. Not about survival but I felt like Anna does in the book, that feeling of excitement and gratitude about just being able to marvel at it all. -- John Green
A gentle reminder: Isaac is in the midst of a psychotic episode. -- John Green
Pageboy haircut, and I hadn't even bothered to, like, brush it. Furthermore, -- John Green
God will punish the wicked. But before He does, we will. -- John Green
Just saying: stop thinking Ben should be you, and he needs to stop thinking you should be him, and y'all just chill the hell out. -- John Green
My stomach sank. JP had come so close. His immigrant parents had sacrificed so much. -- John Green
And I vaguely remember Lara smiling at me from the doorway, the glittering ambiguity of a girl's smile, which seems to promise an answer to the question but never gives it. -- John Green
Yeah, Pudge is adorable / but you want incorrigible / so Jake is more endurable / 'cause he's so - damn. Damn. I almost had four rhymes on adorable. But all I could think of was unfloorable, which isn't even a word. - Takumi -- John Green
You're arguing that the fragile, rare thing is beautiful simply because it is fragile and rare. But that's a lie, and you know it. -- John Green
What happens if we become adults waiting for a band that's never coming back? -- John Green
The world isn't just because only then we would have the power to change it. -- John Green
I'm about to lose my eyesight and she can't handle it. -- John Green
The tales of our exploits will survive as long as the human voice itself,' he said.
'And even after that, when the robots recall the human absurdities of sacrifice and compassion, they will remember us. -- John Green
Finally I did call him. His phone rang five times and then went to voice mail. "You've reached the voice mail of Augustus Waters," he said, the clarion voice I'd fallen for. "Leave a message." It beeped. The dead air on the line was so eerie. -- John Green
Sometimes you loose a battle. But mischief always wins a war. -- John Green
Compromise is when you do what I tell you and I do what I want. ~Tiny Cooper -- John Green
Margo always loved mysteries. And in everything that came afterward, I could never stop thinking that maybe she loved mysteries so much that she became one. -- John Green
All salvation is temporary," Augustus shot back. "I bought them a minute. Maybe that's the minute that buys them an hour, which is the hour that buys them a year. No one's gonna buy them forever, Hazel Grace, but my life bought them a minute. And that's not nothing. -- John Green
I mean, you have to really like someone to go all the way to the Bean with them and listen to them talk about their boyfriend who was neither boy nor friend and also I sang for him. -- John Green
All the things paper-thin and paper-frail, and all the people too. -- John Green
Who's my date" the Colonel asked.
*You're girlfriend is your date"
"All right" he said, and then deadpanned "but we don't get along very well -- John Green
The rain made hermits of us all. -- John Green
Complete fugging idiots shoot guns all the time. That's why there are so many dead people. -- John Green
The truth is that in our lives we are all going to encounter questions that should be answered, that deserve to be answered, and yet prove unanswerable. -- John Green
You know what ambrosia tastes like? It tastes like all the things you can't eat on Weight Watchers. Cheeseburgers, sugar cookies, regular frickin' ice cream, instead of, like, ice cream that's made out of air ... and human hope. -- John Green
And most of all his eyes-his eyes have this crazy hope and crazy longing and ridiculous giddiness in them -- John Green
Do you guys remember that time when we were all definitely going to die and then Ben grabbed the steering wheel and dodged a ginormous freaking cow and spun the car like the teacups at Disney World and we didn't die? -- John Green
I believe in hope, in what is sometimes called "radical hope." I believe there is hope for us all, even amid the suffering - and maybe even inside suffering. -- John Green
I wondered whether I could find a Great Perhaps here at all or whether I had made a grand miscalculation. -- John Green
I was thinking about the word handle and all the unholdable things that got handled. -- John Green
Well, I think you're cool, and I want you to think I'm cool, and that's all popular is. -- John Green
I don't see a future where we're all taught by robots. The real life, physical experience of being in a classroom and having conversations with knowledgeable people is immeasurably valuable and irreplaceable. -- John Green
When people call people nerds, mostly what they're saying is, 'you like stuff.' Which is not a good insult at all, like, 'you are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human conscience. -- John Green
How hard can it fucking be to successfully use a fake ID in this town? This is ridiculous! I won't stand for it. "No," I say, forcefully. "ID me."
"All right, man. If that's what gets your maracas shakin'. -- John Green
I left the only way you can leave. You pull your life off all at once - like a Band-Aid. -- John Green
We all matter - maybe less then a lot but always more than none. -- John Green
You all smoke to enjoy it, I smoke to die. -- John Green
All representations of a thing are inherently abstract. -- John Green
All hurt is brain hurt. The -- John Green
We are all going. -- John Green
Like all sick children," he answered dispassionately, "you say you don't want pity, but your very existence depends upon it. -- John Green
Hating all the cool kids takes an awful lots of energy and I'd given up on it a long long time ago. -- John Green
I thought: This is not good.
I though: I am not bad at kissing. Not at bad at all.
I thought: I am clearly the greatest kisser in the history of the universe. -- John Green
As far as all of our identities are dependent on how other people imagine us we are all making ourselves and each other up all the time -- John Green
Boys do not have the monopoly in Staring Business, after all. -- John Green
Dating, after all, only ends one way: poorly. If you think about it ... all romantic relationships end in either (1) breakup, (2) divorce, or (3) death. -- John Green
I write about broken people who need other people in order to go on. But those are the only kind of people I know to exist. We are all broken. -- John Green
I will continue to underscore that I don't think authorial intent is all that important to a reading experience, and I certainly don't think the job of reading is to divine authorial intent. -- John Green
Caroline was always moody and miserable, but I liked it. I liked feeling as if she had chosen me as the only person in the world not to hate, and so we spent all this time together just ragging on everyone, you know? -- John Green
All writing is rewriting. -- John Green
They looked for all the world like miniaturized rose petals drained of their color. These pale petals were gathering in the wind like flocking birds - thousands of them, like a spring snowstorm. -- John Green
Why do you smoke so damn fast?"
"Y'all smoke to enjoy it. I smoke to die. -- John Green
Maybe all the stings inside him broke. -- John Green
Chip did not believe in having a sock drawer or a T-shirt drawer. He believed that all drawers were created equal and filled each with whatever fit. My mother would have died. -- John Green