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“Uh-uh, dude. I tried it your way with the dating and the girls and the kissing and the drama, and man, I didn't like it. Plus, my best friend is a walking cautionary tale of what happens to you when romantic relationships don't involve marriage. Like you always say, kafir, everything ends in breakup, divorce, or death. I want to narrow my misery options to divorce or death - that's all.”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines
“We're invisible. I've never been here with someone else. It's different being invisible with someone.”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines
“As I recall, you promised to CALL when you finished the book, not text.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
“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, The Fault in Our Stars
“I couldn't be mad at him for even a moment, and only now that I loved a grenade did I understand the foolishness of trying to save others from my own impending fragmentation...”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
“The phrase booze and mischief left me worrying I'd stumbled into what my mother referred to as "the wrong crowd," but for the wrong crowd, they both seemed awfully smart.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska
“Okay is BURSTING with sensuality”
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“The vast majority of us imagine ourselves as like literature people or math people. But the truth is that the massive processor known as the human brain is neither a literature organ or a math organ. It is both and more.”
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“Being in a relationship, that's something you choose. Being friends, that's just something you are.”
John Green, Will Grayson, Will Grayson
“10-5 space 16-5-14-19-5 space 17-21-5 space 10-5 space 20-1-9-13-5.”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines
“The thought of you being removed from the rotation is not funny to me.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
“I call my mom from the car. I tell her that Neutral Milk Hotel is playing at the Hideout and she says, "Who? What? You're hiding out?" And then I hum a few bars of one of their songs and Mom says, "Oh, I know that song. It's on the mix you made me," and I say, "Right," and she says, "Well you have to be back by eleven," and I say, "Mom this is a historical event. History doesn't have a curfew," and she says, "Back by eleven," and I say, "Fine. Jesus," and then she has to go cut cancer out of someone.”
John Green, Will Grayson, Will Grayson
“For the longest time, it felt kind of like my chest was cracking open, but not precisely in an unpleasant way.”
John Green, Paper Towns
“We gotta do something about this frigging swing set,' he said. 'I'm telling you, it's ninety percent of the problem”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
“I'm a bad boyfriend. She's a bad girlfriend. We deserve each other.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska
“I've gotten thrown out of thirty-seven straight games,' he said. 'Once or twice, I've had to go really crazy. I ran onto the court with eleven seconds left once and stole the ball from the other team. It wasn't pretty. But, you know. I have a streak to maintain.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska
“She will forgive my forgetting, just as I forgive her for forgetting me and the Colonel and everyone but herself and her mom in those last moments she spent as a person.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska
“I jog through the halls and then go upstairs to Jane’s locker and carefully slip the note I wrote last night through the vent:

To: The Locker Houdini
From: Will Grayson

Re: An Expert in the Field of Good Boyfriends?

Dear Jane,
Just so you know: e. e. cummings cheated on both of his wives. With prostitutes.

Yours,
Will Grayson”
John Green, Will Grayson, Will Grayson
tags: humor
“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, Looking for Alaska
“There is no try. There is only do.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
“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, The Fault in Our Stars
“Not to ask the obvious question, but why Alaska?”
John Green, Looking for Alaska
“Thank you," I say, pounding his back probably too hard. "That was the best damned passenger-seat driving I've ever seen in my life." He pats my uninjured cheek with his greasy hand. "I did it to save myself, not you," he says. "Believe me when I say that you did not once cross my mind. " I laugh. "Nor you mine," I say.”
John Green, Paper Towns
“Love is tied to truth.”
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“I walked to Montevallo.'
'Forty miles?!'
'Forty-two,' he corrected me. 'Well. Forty-two there. Forty-two back. Eight-two miles. No. Eight-four. Yes. Eighty-four miles in forty-five hours.'
'What the hell's in Montevallo?' I asked.
'Not much. I just walked til I got too cold, and then I turned around.'
'You didn't sleep?'
'No, the dreams are terrible.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska
“Throughout the book, she refers to herself as "the side effect," which is just totally correct. Cancer kids are essentially side effects of the relentless mutation that made the diversity of life on earth possible.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
“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, Let It Snow
“You are fairly smart," I said after a while.

"You are fairly good at compliments," he answered.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
“He reached up t0 grab one and came down with several, and they kept coming, washing over him, floating all around him. Never have tampon strings seemed so beautiful as they rolled up and down with the wind, landing on the ground and then twirling and floating up again, falling and rising and falling and rising.”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines
“Colder by the hour, more dead with every breath.”
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