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  • #1
    John Green
    “Maybe our favorite quotations say more about us than about the stories and people we're quoting.”
    John Green

  • #2
    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, Looking for Alaska

  • #3
    John Green
    “It's not life or death, the labyrinth. Suffering. Doing wrong and having wrong things happen to you. That's the problem. Bolivar was talking about the pain, not about the living or dying. How do you get out of the labyrinth of suffering?”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska

  • #4
    John Green
    “People, I thought, wanted security. They couldn't bear the idea of death being a big black nothing, couldn't bear the thought of their loved ones not existing, and couldn't even imagine themselves not existing. I finally decided that people believed in an afterlife because they couldn't bear not to.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska

  • #5
    John Green
    “What matters to you defines your mattering.”
    John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

  • #6
    John Green
    “So we gave up. I'd finally had enough of chasing after a ghost who did not want to be discovered. We'd failed, maybe, but some mysteries aren't meant to be solved. I still did not know her as I wanted to, but I never could. She made it impossible for me. And the accident, the suicide, would never be anything else, and I was left to ask, Did I help you to a fate you didn't want, Alaska, or did I jsut assist in your willful self-destruction? Because they are different crimes, and I didn't know wheter to feel angry at myself for letting go.
    But we knew what could be found out, and in finding out, she had made us closer- the Colonel adn Takumi and me, anyway. And that was it. She didn't leave me enough to discover her, but she left me enough to rediscover the Great Perhaps.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska

  • #7
    John Green
    “What is the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do something remarkable?”
    John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

  • #8
    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

  • #9
    John Green
    “When adults say, "Teenagers think they are invincible" with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, they don't know how right they are. We need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken. We think that we are invincible because we are. We cannot be born, and we cannot die. Like all energy, we can only change shapes and sizes and manifestations. They forget that when they get old. They get scared of losing and failing. But that part of us greater than the sum of our parts cannot begin and cannot end, and so it cannot fail.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska

  • #10
    John Green
    “The town was paper, but the memories were not.”
    John Green, Paper Towns

  • #11
    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

  • #12
    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

  • #13
    John Green
    “What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.”
    John Green, Paper Towns

  • #14
    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

  • #15
    John Green
    “I wanted so badly to lie down next to her on the couch, to wrap my arms around her and sleep. Not fuck, like in those movies. Not even have sex. Just sleep together in the most innocent sense of the phrase. But I lacked the courage and she had a boyfriend and I was gawky and she was gorgeous and I was hopelessly boring and she was endlessly fascinating. 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 hurricane.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska

  • #16
    John Green
    “Here's what's not beautiful about it: from here, you can't see the rust or the cracked paint or whatever, but you can tell what the place really is. You can see how fake it all is. It's not even hard enough to be made out of plastic. It's a paper town. I mean, look at it, Q: look at all those culs-de-sac, those streets that turn in on themselves, all the houses that were built to fall apart. All those paper people living in their paper houses, burning the future to stay warm. All the paper kids drinking beer some bum bought for them at the paper convenience store. Everyone demented with the mania of owning things. All the things paper-thin and paper-frail. And all the people, too. I've lived here for eighteen years and I have never once in my life come across anyone who cares about anything that matters.”
    John Green, Paper Towns

  • #17
    John Green
    “Thomas Edison's last words were "It's very beautiful over there". I don't know where there is, but I believe it's somewhere, and I hope it's beautiful.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska

  • #18
    John Green
    “Francois Rabelais. He was a poet. And his last words were "I go to seek a Great Perhaps." That's why I'm going. So I don't have to wait until I die to start seeking a Great Perhaps.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska

  • #19
    John Green
    “When I look at my room, I see a girl who loves books.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska

  • #20
    John Green
    “I'm not saying that everything is survivable. Just that everything except the last thing is.”
    John Green, Paper Towns

  • #21
    John Green
    “Before I got here, I thought for a long time that the way out of the labyrinth was to pretend that it did not exist, to build a small, self-sufficient world in the back corner of the endless maze and to pretend that I was not lost, but home.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska

  • #22
    John Green
    “YOU WILL GO TO THE PAPER TOWNS
    AND YOU WILL NEVER COME BACK”
    John Green, Paper Towns

  • #23
    John Green
    “Here's to all the places we went. And all the places we'll go. And here's to me, whispering again and again and again and again: iloveyou”
    John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

  • #24
    John Green
    “Y'all smoke to enjoy it. I smoke to die.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska

  • #25
    John Green
    “I hated sports. I hated sports, and I hated people who played them, and I hated people who watched them, and I hated people who didn't hate people who watched or played them.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska

  • #26
    John Green
    “If you don't imagine, nothing ever happens at all.”
    John Green, Paper Towns

  • #27
    John Green
    “It is easy to forget how full the world is of people, full to bursting, and each of them imaginable and consistently misimagined.”
    John Green, Paper Towns

  • #28
    John Green
    “We're not going to break anything. Don't think of it as breaking in to SeaWorld. Think of it as visiting SeaWorld in the middle of the night for free.”
    John Green

  • #29
    John Green
    “Some people have lives; some people have music.”
    John Green, Will Grayson, Will Grayson

  • #30
    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



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