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  • #1
    John Green
    “When did we see each other face-to-face? Not until you saw into my cracks and I saw into yours. Before that, we were just looking at ideas of each other, like looking at your window shade but never seeing inside. But once the vessel cracks, the light can get in. The light can get out.”
    John Green, Paper Towns

  • #2
    John Green
    “Colin's skin was alive with the feeling of connection to everyone in that car and everyone not in it. And he was feeling not-unique in the very best possible way.”
    John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

  • #3
    Jane Austen
    “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”
    Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

  • #4
    Yann Martel
    “If Christ spent an anguished night in prayer, if He burst out from the Cross, 'My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?' then surely we are also permitted doubt. But we must move on. To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.”
    Yann Martel, Life of Pi

  • #5
    John Green
    “Oh, Wikipedia, with your tension between those who would share knowledge and those who would destroy it.”
    John Green

  • #6
    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, Looking for Alaska

  • #7
    Albert Camus
    “Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
    Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
    Walk beside me… just be my friend”
    Albert Camus

  • #8
    Marilyn Monroe
    “I restore myself when I'm alone.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • #9
    William Shakespeare
    “Sin from thy lips? O trespass sweetly urged!
    Give me my sin again.”
    William Shakespeare
    tags: love

  • #10
    Emily Dickinson
    “I tasted life.”
    Emily Dickinson

  • #11
    Gloria Steinem
    “A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.”
    Gloria Steinem

  • #12
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • #13
    John Green
    “I was born into Bolívar's labyrinth, and so I must believe in the hope of Rabelais' Great Perhaps.”
    John Green

  • #14
    A.E. Housman
    “In every American there is an air of incorrigible innocence, which seems to conceal a diabolical cunning.”
    A.E. Housman

  • #15
    John Green
    “I try to live life so that I can live with myself.”
    John Green

  • #16
    Anaïs Nin
    “Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.”
    Anaïs Nin

  • #17
    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

  • #18
    John Green
    “There is no Them. There are only facets of Us.”
    John Green

  • #19
    John Green
    “I'm not saying that everything is survivable. Just that everything except the last thing is.”
    John Green, Paper Towns

  • #20
    John Green
    “Lucky Charms are like the vampires of breakfast cereal. They're magical, they're delicious, they're a little bit dangerous and bad for you. They initially make you feel great, but then over time you realize that maybe your relationship with Lucky Charms is just a little bit unhealthy and you start to think, 'Maybe I don't want to be in a long-term relationship with a breakfast cereal that tastes delicious but damages my health.' But then the Lucky Charms gets all stalker on you and for some reason you kind of like that. It makes you feel special. So yeah, you spend your life with Lucky Charms. That's awesome. That's a great way to... get diabetes.”
    John Green

  • #21
    Dorothy Parker
    “There was nothing separate about her days. Like drops on the window-pane, they ran together and trickled away.”
    Dorothy Parker

  • #22
    John Green
    “I don't like reindeer. They seem like regular deer, only more dangerous.”
    John Green

  • #23
    John Green
    “We are all going, I thought, and it applies to turtles and turtlenecks, Alaska the girl and Alaska the place, because nothing can last, not even the earth itself. The Buddha said that suffering was caused by desire, we'd learned, and that the cessation of desire meant the cessation of suffering. When you stopped wishing things wouldn't fall apart, you'd stop suffering when they did.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska

  • #24
    John Green
    “Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.”
    John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

  • #25
    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

  • #26
    John Green
    “Y'all smoke to enjoy it. I smoke to die.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska

  • #27
    John Green
    “So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska

  • #28
    John Green
    “That feeling of finishedness does not come all at once, and it is not easily won, but I think once you get there it is hard to go back.”
    John Green

  • #29
    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, Looking for Alaska

  • #30
    John Green
    “Nothing really mattered that much, not the good things and not the bad ones. We were in the business of mutual amusement, and we were reasonably prosperous.”
    John Green, Paper Towns



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