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Quotes About Paper Towns

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

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

John Green
“Maybe all the strings inside him broke.”
John Green, Paper Towns

John Green
“At some point, you gotta stop looking up at the sky, or one of these days you'll look back down and see that you floated away, too.”
John Green, Paper Towns

John Green
“Tonight, darling, we are going to right a lot of wrongs. And we are going to wrong some rights. The first shall be last; the last shall be first; the meek shall do some earth-inheriting. But before we can radically reshape the world, we need to shop.”
John Green, Paper Towns

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

John Green
“Remember that time in the minivan, twenty minutes ago, when we didn't die?”
John Green

John Green
“We bring the fucking rain Q, not the scattered showers.”
John Green

John Green
“I leave, and the leaving is so exhilarating I know I can never go back. But then what? Do I just keep leaving places, and leaving them, and leaving them, tramping a perpetual journey?”
John Green, Paper Towns

John Green
“Do you guys remember that one time, in the minivan, twenty minutes ago, that we somehow didn't die?”
John Green, Paper Towns

John Green
“It's more impressive," I said out loud. "From a distance, I mean. You can't see the wear on things, you know? You can't see the rust or the weeds or the paint cracking. You see the place as someone once imagined it.”
John Green, Paper Towns

John Green
“By the power of the superglue beer sword, I designate you my driver!”
John Green

John Green
“I have never really thought of him as a person, either.... A guy whose strings were broken, who didn’t feel the root of his leaves of grass connected to the field, a guy who was cracked. Like me.”
John Green

John Green
“The fundamental mistake I had always made - and that she had, in fairness, always led me to make - was this: Margo was not a miracle. She was not an adventure. She was not a fine and precious thing. She was a girl.”
John Green, Paper Towns

John Green
“Getting you a date to prom is so hard that the hypothetical idea itself is actually used to cut diamonds," I added. Radar tapped a locker twice with his fist to show his approval, and then came back with another. "Ben, getting you a date to prom is so hard that the American government believes the problem cannot be solved with diplomacy, but will instead require force.”
John Green, Paper Towns

John Green
“The last time I was this scared, I peed myself."
"The last time I was this scared," Radar says, "I actually had to face a Dark Lord in order to make the world safe for wizards.”
John Green, Paper Towns

John Green
“I spy with my little eye a great story.”
John Green, Paper Towns

John Green
“My heart is really pounding," I said.
"That's how you know you're having fun," Margo said.”
John Green, Paper Towns

John Green
“A Margo for each of us--and each more mirror than window.”
John Green, Paper Towns

John Green
“I can almost imagine a happiness without her, the ability to let her go, to feel our roots are connected even if I never see that leaf of grass again.”
John Green, Paper Towns

John Green
“How can you seperate those things though? The people are the place is the people.”
John Green, Paper Towns

John Green
“I know it's impossible for you to see your peers this way, but when you're older, you start to see them--the bad kids and the good kids and all kids--as people. They're just people, who deserve to be cared for.”
John Green, Paper Towns

John Green
“I am thinking that I don't want this to happen. I don't want to die. I don't want my friends to die. And to be honest, as the time slows down and my hands are in the air, I am afforded the chance to think one more thought, and I think about her. I blame her for this ridiculous, fatal chase--for putting us at risk, for making me into the kind of jackass who would stay up all night and drive too fast. I would not be dying were it not for her. I would have stayed home, as I have always stayed home, and I would've been safe, and I would have done the one thing I have always wanted to do, which is to grow up.”
John Green, Paper Towns

John Green
“Standing before this building, I learn something about fear. I learn that it is not the idle fantasies of someone who maybe wants something important to happen to him, even if the important thing is horrible. It is not the disgust of seeing a dead stranger, and not the breathlessness of hearing a shotgun pumped outside of Becca Arrington’s house. This cannot be addressed by breathing exercises. This fear bears no analogy to any fear I knew before. This is the basest of all possible emotions, the feeling that was with us before we existed, before this building existed, before the earth existed. This is the fear that made fish crawl onto dry land and evolve lungs, the fear that teaches us to run, the fear that makes us bury our dead.”
John Green, Paper Towns

John Green
“But I had to kill you, because the only other possible ending was us doing it, which I wasn't really emotionally ready to write about at ten.'

'Fair enough,' I say. 'But in the revision, I want to get some action.”
John Green, Paper Towns

John Green
“But before we can radically reshape the world, we need to shop.”
John Green

John Green
“I don't believe in prom,' I reminded her as she rounded a corner. I expertly angled my raisin bran to accomodate the g-forces. I'd done this before.”
John Green, Paper Towns

John Green
“The thing is that I do believe in college, and jobs, and maybe even babies one day. I believe in the future. Maybe it's a character flaw, but for me it is a congenital one.”
John Green

John Green
“I spent the next three hours in classrooms, trying not to look at the clocks over various blackboards, and then looking at the clocks, and then being amazed that only a few minutes had passed since I last looked at the clocks, but their sluggishness never ceased to surprise. If I am ever told that I have one day to live, I will head straight for the hallowed halls of Winter Park High School, where a day has been known to last a thousand years.”
John Green, Paper Towns

John Green
“It was a lame string, for sure, but it was the one I had left and every paper girl needs at least one string, right? (58)”
John Green, Paper Towns

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