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“That's why I like you. Do you realize how rare it is to come across a hot girl who creates a adjectival version of the word pedophile? You are so busy being you that you have no idea how utterly unprecedented you are.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
“That is the fear: I have lost something important, and I cannot find it, and I need it. It is fear like if someone lost his glasses and went to the glasses store and they told him that the world had run out of glasses and he would just have to do without.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska
“Thank you for explaining that my eye cancer isn't going to make me deaf. I feel so fortunate that an intellectual giant like yourself would deign to operate on me.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
“And I wanted to tell her that the pleasure for me wasn't planning or doing or leaving; the pleasure was in seeing our strings cross and separate and then come back together.”
John Green, Paper Towns
“Writing is something you do alone. Its a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don't want to make eye contact while doing it."

[Thoughts from Places: The Tour, Nerdfighteria Wiki, January 17, 2012]”
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“Our fearlessness shall be our secret weapon.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
“He responded a few minutes later.

Okay.

I wrote back.

Okay.

He responded:

Oh, my God, stop flirting with me!”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
“It seemed like forever ago, like we've had this brief but still infinite forever. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
“I know so many last words. But I will never know hers.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska
“Sometimes people don't understand the promises they're making when they make them.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
“Augustus, perhaps you’d like to share your fears with the group.”
“My fears?”
“Yes.”
“I fear oblivion,” he said without a moment’s pause. “I fear it like the proverbial blind man who’s afraid of the dark.”
“Too soon,” Isaac said, cracking a smile.
“Was that insensitive?” Augustus asked. “I can be pretty blind to other people’s feelings.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
“Poetry is just so emo." he said. "Oh, the pain. The pain. It always rains. In my soul.”
John Green, Paper Towns
“You do not immortalize the lost by writing about them. Language buries, but does not resurrect.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
“Radar threw his books into his locker and shut it. Then the din of conversation around us quieted just a bit as he turned his eyes toward the heavens and shouted, "IT IS NOT MY FAULT THAT MY PARENTS OWN THE WORLD'S LARGEST COLLECTION OF BLACK SANTAS.”
John Green, Paper Towns
“I missed the future. Obviously I knew even before his recurrence that I'd never grow old with Augustus Waters. But thinking about Lidewij and her boyfriend, I felt robbed. I would probably never again see the ocean from thirty thousand feet above, so far up that you can't make out the waves or any boats, so that the ocean is a great and endless monolith. I could imagine it. I could remember it. But I couldn't see it again, and 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, The Fault in Our Stars
“Nerd girls are the world’s most underutilized romantic resource. And guys, do not tell me that nerd girls are not hot because that shows a Paris Hilton-esque failure to understand hotness.”
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“There is no Them. There are only facets of Us.”
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, The Fault in Our Stars
“We all matter - maybe less then a lot but always more than none.”
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“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, Looking for Alaska
“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, An Abundance of Katherines
“People will say it's sad that she leaves a lesser scar, that fewer remember her, that she was loved deeply but not widely. But it's not sad, Van Houten. It's triumphant. It's heroic. Isn't that the real heroism? Like the doctors say: First, do no harm.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
“What's that?"
"The laundry basket?"
"No, next to it."
"I don't see anything next to it."
"It's my last shred of dignity. It's very small.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
“The rules of capitalization are so unfair to words in the middle of a sentence.”
John Green, Paper Towns
“How do you just stop being terrified of getting left behind and ending up by yourself forever and not meaning anything to the world?”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines
“Because there is no glory in illness. There is no meaning to it. There is no honor in dying of.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
“Some wars," he said dismissively. "What am I at war with? My cancer. And what is my cancer? My cancer is me. The tumors are made of me. They're made of me as surely as my brain and my heart is made of me. It is a civil war, Hazel Grace, with a predetermined winner.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
“It's hard to believe in coincidence, but it's even harder to believe in anything else.”
John Green, Will Grayson, Will Grayson
“And in my classes, I will talk most of the time, and you will listen most of the time. Because you may be smart, but I've been smart longer.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska
“That smile could end wars and cure cancer.”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines


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