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John Green
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My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations. John Green

As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep; Slowly, and then all at once. John Green

You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world...but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices. John Green

Grief doesn't change you. It reveals you. 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

The truth hurts because it's real. It hurts because it mattered. And that's an important thing to acknowledge to yourself. John Green

There were five others before they got to him. He smiled a little when his turn came. His voice was low, smoky, and dead sexy. "My name is Augustus Waters," he said. "I'm seventeen. I had a little touch of osteosarcoma a year and a half ago, but I'm just here today at Isaac's request." "And how are you feeling?" asked Patrick. "Oh, I'm grand." Augustus Waters smiled with a corner of his mouth. "I'm on a roller coaster that only goes up, my friend. John Green

And okay, fair enough, but there is this unwritten contract between author and reader and I think not ending your book kind of violates that contract. John Green

I've gotten really hot since you went blind. John Green

He called out to his fellow monks,'Come quickly I am tasting stars. John Green

The dead are visible only in the terrible lidless eye of memory. 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

We were very different, and we disagreed about a lot of things, but he was always so interesting, you know? John Green

People always get used to beauty though. John Green

Take a picture of this so Isaac can see it when they invent robot eyes. John Green

...it occurred to me that the voracious ambition of humans is never sated by dreams coming true, because there is always the thought that everything might be done better and again. John Green

I'm not embarrassed by my faith, and I'm also not embarrassed by my doubt. John Green

But that part of us greater than the sum of our parts cannot begin and cannot end, and so it cannot fail John Green

In the end the listening exposes you even more than it exposes the people you're trying to listen to. John Green

The feeling of loving her and being loved by her welled up in him, and he could taste the adrenaline in the back of his throat, and maybe it wasn't over, and maybe he could feel her hand in his again and hear her loud, brash voice contort itself into a whisper to say I-love-you as if it were a secret, and an immense one. John Green

The thing about That Guy Is a Gigolo,' Radar says, 'I mean, the thing about it as a game, is that in the end it reveals a lot more about the person doing the imagining than it does about the person being imagined. John Green

I'm not asexual. I'm arelationshipal. John Green

it was not enough to be the last guy she kissed. i wanted to be the last one she loved. 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

High School made me realize that the people who say they will never change, are always the ones who change the most. John Green

the existence of broccoli does not in any way affect the taste of chocolate John Green

I don't know a perfect person. I only know flawed people who are still worth loving. John Green

I would always love Alaska Young, my crooked neighbor, with all my crooked heart. John Green

I did some research on this a couple years ago," Augustus continued. "I was wondering if everybody could be remembered. Like, if we got organized, and assigned a certain number of corpses to each living person, would there be enough living people to remember all the dead people?" "And are there?" "Sure, anyone can name fourteen dead people. But we're disorganized mourners, so a lot of people end up remembering Shakespeare and no one ends up remembering the person he wrote Sonnet Fifty-five about John Green

How about I call you when I finish this?" "But you don't even have my phone number," he said. "I strongly suspect you wrote it in the book." He broke out into that goofy smile. "A nd you say we don't know each other. John Green

He took a long drink, then grimaced. "I do not have a drinking problem," he announced, his voice needlessly loud. "I have a Churchillian relationship with alcohol: I can crack jokes and govern England and do anything I want to do. Except not drink. John Green

Does he have ugly hands? Sometimes beautiful people have ugly hands." "No he has kind of amazing hands. John Green

the marks humans leave are too often scars. You build a hideous minimall or start a coup or try to become a rock star and you'll think "they'll remember me now," but (a) all you leave behind are more scars. Your coup becomes a dictatorship. Your minimall becomes a lesion John Green

What you must understand about me is that I'm a deeply unhappy person. 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

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

Ultimately what I like about reading together is that we all make it happen together. Of course even amid shared experience we"re still alone... each reading of each book is unique. But what a comfort it is to share readings and experiences. How lucky we are when we get to be alone together. John Green

We are engaged here in the most important pusuit in history. The search for meaning. What is What is the nature of being a person? What is the best way to go about being a person?How did we come to be, and wha will become of us when we are no longer? In short: What are the rules this game, and how might we best play it? John Green

He just waited until I stopped talking and said, 'Jesus, kid, you're almost a detective. All you need now is a gun, a gut, and three ex-wives. So what's your theory? John Green

As lives go, I'll take the quietly desperate over the radically bipolar. John Green

Nothing has ever looked like that ever in all of human history. John Green

Our children are weird. Nicely phrased. John Green

Q, you're going to go to Duke. You're going to be a very successful lawyer-or-something and get married and have babies and live your whole little life, and then you're going to die, and in the last moments, when you're chocking on your own bile in the nursing home, you'll say to yourself:'Well, I wasted my whole goddamned life, but at least I broke into SeaWorld with Margo Roth Spiegelman my senior year of high school. At least I carpe'd that one diem. John Green

You will not kill my girlfriend today, International Terrorists of Ambiguous Nationality! John Green

You never know. It's just. It's like. POOF. And you're gone. John Green

Thank you for wearing that dress which is like whoa. John Green

Wow," I said. "Are you making this up?" "Hazel Grace, could I, with my meager intellectual capacities, make up a letter from Peter Van Houten featuring phrases like 'our triumphantly digitized contemporaneity'?" "You could not," I allowed. "Can I, can I have the email address?" "Of course," Augustus said, like it was not the best gift ever. John Green

That's the mystery, isn't it? Is the labyrinth living or dying? Which is he trying to escape-the world or the end of it? John Green

She never liked me much, but she sure loved me John Green

I always had this secret suspicion that I was special. John Green

Compromise is when you do what I tell you and I do what I want. ~Tiny Cooper John Green

I tore open the closet door and began feverishly sorting through the shirts piled on the floor in the vain hope that inside that pile there might be some wondrously perfect shirt down there, a nice and tough but I'm also a surprisingly good listener with a true and abiding passion for cheers and those who lead them. 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

Our role as humans is to recognize the complexity of others. John Green

Hank, before I move forward with this discussion, I should acknowledge that as a child I was an inveterate liar... As opposed to now, when I am a novelist. John Green

My thoughts are stars I can't fathom into constellations. 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 don't see any point in nihilism...just as I suppose the nihilist sees no point in everything else. John Green

I"ve always sort of preferred people who are not entirely likable. John Green

Nothing," I said. "I'm just..." I could' finish the sentence, did' know how to. "I'm just very, very fond of you. 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

God will punish the wicked. And before He does, we will. John Green

I found myself thinking about President William McKinley, the third American president to be assassinated. He lived for several days after he was shot, and towards the end, his wife started crying and screaming, "I want to go too! I want to go too!" And with his last measure of strength, McKinley turned to her and spoke his last words: "We are all going. John Green

When people have to choose between civilization and warm genitals, they choose warm genitals John Green

Because you're only thinking they-might-not-like-me-they-might-not-like-me, and guess what? When you act like that, no one likes you. 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

Talking to a drunk person was like talking to an extremely happy, severely brain-damaged three-year-old. John Green

I said nothing-I hadn't known Marya, and anyway, "listening quietly" was my general social strategy John Green

It always shocked me when I realized that I wasn't the only person in the world who thought and felt such strange and awful things. John Green

For she had embodied the Great Perhaps-she had proved to me that it was worth it to leave behind my minor life for grander maybes, and now she was gone and with her my faith in perhaps. John Green



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