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  • #1
    John Green
    “You like someone who can't like you back because unrequited love can be survived in a way that once-requited love cannot. ”
    John Green, Will Grayson, Will Grayson


  • #2
    John Green
    “It is so hard to leave—until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world.”
    John Green, Paper Towns


  • #3
    John Green
    “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


  • #4
    John Green
    “Maybe there's something you're afraid to say, or someone you're afraid to love, or somewhere you're afraid to go. It's gonna hurt. It's gonna hurt because it matters.”
    John Green, Will Grayson, Will Grayson


  • #5
    John Green
    “When things break, it's not the actual breaking that prevents them from getting back together again. It's because a little piece gets lost - the two remaining ends couldn't fit together even if they wanted to. The whole shape has changed.”
    John Green, Will Grayson, Will Grayson


  • #6
    John Green
    “It was nice - in the dark and the quiet... and her eyes looking back, like there was something in me worth seeing.”
    John Green, Paper Towns


  • #7
    John Green
    “After all this time, it seems to me like straight and fast is the only way out- but I choose the labyrinth. The labyrinth blows, but I choose it.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska


  • #8
    David Levithan
    “i do not say 'good-bye.' i believe that's one of the bullshittiest words ever invented. it's not like you're given the choice to say 'bad-bye' or 'awful-bye' or 'couldn't-care-less-about-you-bye.' every time you leave, it's supposed to be a good one. well, i don't believe in that. i believe against that.”
    David Levithan, Will Grayson, Will Grayson


  • #9
    John Green
    “The nature of the labyrinth, I scribbled into my spiral notebook, and the way out of it. This teacher rocked. I hated discussion classes. I hated talking, and 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. I'm in class, so teach me.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska


  • #10
    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


  • #11
    John Green
    “For a moment, she was quiet. Then she grabbed my hand, whispered, “Run run run run run,” and took off, pulling me behind her.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska


  • #12
    John Green
    “As long as we don't die, this is gonna be one hell of a story.”
    John Green, Paper Towns


  • #13
    John Green
    “Nothing's wrong. Everything's right. Things couldn't be righter. Things could be less tired. They could be less busy. They could be less caffeinated. But they couldn't be righter. ”
    John Green, Will Grayson, Will Grayson


  • #14
    John Green
    “Isn't it also that on some fundamental level we find it difficult to understand that other people are human beings in the same way that we are? We idealize them as gods or dismiss them as animals.”
    John Green, Paper Towns


  • #15
    John Green
    “Caring doesn't sometimes lead to misery. It always does.”
    John Green, Will Grayson, Will Grayson


  • #16
    John Green
    “I felt tired for the first time, and I thought of us lying down on some grassy patch of SeaWorld together, me on my back and she on her side with her arm draped against me, her head on my shoulder, facing me. Not doing anything--just lying there together beneath the sky, the night here so well lit that it drowns out the stars. And maybe I could feel her breathe against my neck, and maybe we could just stay there until morning and then the people would walk past us as they came into the park, and they would see us and think that we were tourists, too, and we could just disappear into them.”
    John Green, Paper Towns


  • #17
    John Green
    “A paper town for a paper girl.”
    John Green, Paper Towns


  • #18
    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, Paper Towns


  • #19
    John Green
    “I'm sorry. I know you loved her. It was hard not to.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska
    tags: love


  • #20
    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


  • #21
    John Green
    “He liked the mere act of reading, the magic of turning scratches on a page into words inside his head.”
    John Green, An Abundance of Katherines




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