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  • #1
    Stephen King
    “Sometimes human places, create inhuman monsters.”
    Stephen King, The Shining

  • #2
    Stephen King
    “This inhuman place makes human monsters.”
    Stephen King, The Shining

  • #3
    John Green
    “Your now is not your forever.”
    John Green, Turtles All the Way Down

  • #4
    John Green
    “We never really talked much or even looked at each other, but it didn't matter because we were looking at the same sky together, which is maybe even more intimate than eye contact anyway. I mean, anybody can look at you. It's quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see.”
    John Green, Turtles All the Way Down

  • #5
    John Green
    “Anybody can look at you. It's quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see.”
    John Green, Turtles All the Way Down

  • #6
    John Green
    “You're both the fire and the water that extinguishes it. You're the narrator, the protagonist, and the sidekick. You're the storyteller and the story told. You are somebody's something, but you are also your you.”
    John Green, Turtles All the Way Down

  • #7
    John Green
    “True terror isn’t being scared; it’s not having a choice on the matter.”
    John Green, Turtles All the Way Down

  • #8
    John Green
    “The problem with happy endings is that they're either not really happy, or not really endings, you know? In real life, some things get better and some things get worse. And then eventually you die.”
    John Green, Turtles All the Way Down

  • #9
    John Green
    “You are as real as anyone, and your doubts make you more real, not less.”
    John Green, Turtles All the Way Down

  • #10
    John Green
    “What I love about science is that as you learn, you don't really get answers. You just get better questions.”
    John Green, Turtles All the Way Down

  • #11
    John Green
    “To be alive is to be missing.”
    John Green, Turtles All the Way Down

  • #12
    John Green
    “No, it's not, Holmesy. You pick your endings, and your beginnings. You get to pick the frame, you know? Maybe you don't choose what's in the picture, but you decide the frame.”
    John Green, Turtles All the Way Down

  • #13
    John Green
    “I was so good at being a kid, and so terrible at being whatever I was now.”
    John Green, Turtles All the Way Down

  • #14
    John Green
    “It’s a weird phrase in English, in love, like it’s a sea you drown in or a town you live in. You don’t get to be in anything else—in friendship or in anger or in hope. All you can be in is love.”
    John Green, Turtles All the Way Down
    tags: love

  • #15
    John Green
    “Everyone wanted me to feed them that story—darkness to light, weakness to strength, broken to whole. I wanted it, too.”
    John Green, Turtles All the Way Down

  • #16
    John Green
    “In the best conversations, you don't even remember what you talked about, only how it felt. It felt like we were in some place your body can't visit, some place with no ceiling and no walls and no floor and no instruments”
    John Green, Turtles All the Way Down

  • #17
    John Green
    “I wanted to tell her that I was getting better, because that was supposed to be the narrative of illness: It was a hurdle you jumped over, or a battle you won. Illness is a story told in the past tense.”
    John Green, Turtles All the Way Down

  • #18
    John Green
    “I would never slay the dragon, because the dragon was also me.”
    John Green, Turtles All the Way Down

  • #19
    John Green
    “People always talk like there's a bright line between imagination and memory, but there isn't, at least not for me. I remember what I've imagined and imagine what I remember.”
    John Green, Turtles All the Way Down

  • #20
    John Green
    “I thought, lying there, that I might love him for the rest of my life. We did love each other—maybe we never said it, and maybe love was never something we were in, but it was something I felt. I loved him, and I thought, maybe I will never see him again, and I'll be stuck missing him, and isn't that so terrible.”
    John Green, Turtles All the Way Down

  • #21
    Aldous Huxley
    “Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn't nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand.”
    Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

  • #22
    Aldous Huxley
    “If one's different, one's bound to be lonely.”
    Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

  • #23
    Aldous Huxley
    “I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.”
    Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

  • #24
    Aldous Huxley
    “One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them.”
    Aldous Huxley, Brave New World



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