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  • #1
    John Green
    “Saying 'I notice you're a nerd' is like saying, 'Hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?' In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even 'lame' is kind of lame. Saying 'You're lame' is like saying 'You walk with a limp.' Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he's done all right for himself.”
    John Green

  • #2
    Ellen Hopkins
    “Happiness, you see, its just an illusion of Fate, a heavenly sleight of hand designed to make you believe in fairy tales. But there's no happily ever after. You'll only find happy endings in books. Some books.”
    Ellen Hopkins

  • #3
    Ellen Hopkins
    “Too much to take in, too much to purge. Why must every memory, once sweet, dead end in such ugliness?”
    Ellen Hopkins, Impulse

  • #4
    Ellen Hopkins
    “You believe this is a game, and you may be right. But if you think you can play it better than me, think again.”
    Ellen Hopkins, Impulse

  • #5
    Ellen Hopkins
    Is it requires a reaction. Some hide.
    Some cry. But, like a dog condemned
    to a walled yard with no hope
    of escape or affection, some learn
    to bite.”
    Ellen Hopkins

  • #6
    Ellen Hopkins
    “Falling in love with someone is the surest highway to hurt that I know. When the door to love opens, the window to control closes.”
    Ellen Hopkins, Fallout

  • #7
    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

  • #8
    J.K. Rowling
    “To hurt is as human as to breathe.”
    J.K. Rowling, The Tales of Beedle the Bard

  • #9
    Haruki Murakami
    “here she is, all mine, trying her best to give me all she can. How could I ever hurt her? But I didn’t understand then. That I could hurt somebody so badly she would never recover. That a person can, just by living, damage another human being beyond repair.”
    Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun

  • #10
    John Green
    “I may die young, but at least I'll die smart.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska

  • #11
    John Green
    “That's always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people want to be around someone because they're pretty. It's like picking your breakfeast cereals based on color instead of taste.”
    John Green, Paper Towns

  • #12
    John Green
    “And then something invisible snapped insider her, and that which had come together commenced to fall apart.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska

  • #13
    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

  • #14
    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

  • #15
    John Green
    “The venn diagram of boys who don’t like smart girls and boys you don’t wanna date is a circle.”
    John Green

  • #16
    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

  • #17
    Becca Fitzpatrick
    “Did I really want to stay on this road longer, knowing it was only going to end in devastation?”
    Becca Fitzpatrick, Crescendo

  • #18
    Jennifer Salaiz
    “Was I bitter? Absolutely. Hurt? You bet your sweet ass I was hurt. Who doesn't feel a part of their heart break at rejection. You ask yourself every question you can think of, what, why, how come, and then your sadness turns to anger. That's my favorite part. It drives me, feeds me, and makes one hell of a story.”
    Jennifer Salaiz

  • #19
    Tabitha Suzuma
    “As the light begins to intensify, so does my misery, and I wonder how it is possible to hurt so much when nothing is wrong.”
    Tabitha Suzuma, Forbidden

  • #20
    C. JoyBell C.
    “Pain is a pesky part of being human, I've learned it feels like a stab wound to the heart, something I wish we could all do without, in our lives here. Pain is a sudden hurt that can't be escaped. But then I have also learned that because of pain, I can feel the beauty, tenderness, and freedom of healing. Pain feels like a fast stab wound to the heart. But then healing feels like the wind against your face when you are spreading your wings and flying through the air! We may not have wings growing out of our backs, but healing is the closest thing that will give us that wind against our faces.”
    C. JoyBell C.

  • #21
    Yvonne Woon
    “Dante laughed. "No cold soup, no goat cheese. I'll make a mental note. And no Gottfried Curse."
    "And for you it's no food at all. No sleep. And no tunnels."
    "I'm low maintenance."
    "Is that what you are? Because I've been trying to figure it out all semester."
    "And what have you concluded?"
    "A mutant. A rare disease. A creature from the inferno. Dante."
    "And what if you found out you were right?" he asked. "What if it meant that I could hurt you?"

    "I would say that I'm not scared. Everyone has the ability to hurt. It's the choice that matters.”
    Yvonne Woon, Dead Beautiful

  • #22
    Nick Hornby
    “Those days are gone, and good fucking riddance to them; unhappiness really meant something back then. Now it's just a drag, like a cold or having no money. If you really wanted to mess me up, you should have got to me earlier.”
    Nick Hornby, High Fidelity

  • #23
    John Green
    “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