An Abundance Of Katherines Quotes

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John Green
“You don't remember what happened. What you remember becomes what happened.”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

John Green
“If people could see me the way I see myself - if they could live in my memories - would anyone love me?”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

John Green
“It's just that I learned a while ago that the best way to get people to like you is not to like them too much.”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

John Green
“What's the point in being alive if you don't at least try to do something remarkable? How very odd, to believe God gave you life, and yet not think that life asks more of you than watching TV.”
John Green

John Green
“You matter as much as the things that matter to you. And I got so backwards trying to matter to him. All this time, there were real things to care about: real, good people who care about me, and this place. It's so easy to get stuck. You just get caught in being something, being special or cool or whatever, to the point where you don't even know why you need it; you just think you do.”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

John Green
“The feeling of loving her and being loved by her welled up in him, and he could taste the adrenaline in the back of his throat, and maybe it wasn't over, and maybe he could feel her hand in his again and hear her loud, brash voice contort itself into a whisper to say I-love-you as if it were a secret, and an immense one.”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

John Green
“And the moral of the story is that you don't remember what happened. What you remember becomes what happened. And the second moral of the story, if a story can have multiple morals, is that Dumpers are not inherently worse than Dumpees - breaking up isn't something that gets done to you; it's something that happens with you.”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

John Green
“You can never love people as much as you miss them.”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

John Green
“The future will erase everything--there's no level of fame or genius that allows you to transcend oblivion. The infinite future makes that kind of mattering impossible.”
John Green

John Green
“Collin Singleton could no more stay cool than a blue whale could stay skinny or Bangladesh could stay rich”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

John Green
“I'm not interested in dating a girl I'm not gonna marry”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

John Green
“10-5 space 16-5-14-19-5 space 17-21-5 space 10-5 space 20-1-9-13-5.”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

John Green
“Incidentally, did you know that the whole eight glasses a day thing is complete bullshit and has no scientific basis? So many things are like that. Everyone just assumes they're true, because people are basically lazy and incurious, which incidentally is one of those words that sounds like it wouldn't be a word but is.”
John Green

John Green
“Dumpers may not always be the heartbreakers, and the Dumpees may not always be the heartbroken. But everyone has a tendency.”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

John Green
“So I was ugly. I was never fat, really, and I never wore headgear or had zits or anything. But I was ugly. I don't even know how ugly and pretty get decided - maybe there's like a secret cabal of boys who meet in the locker room and decide who's ugly and who's hot, because as far as I can remember, there was no such thing as a hot fourth-grader. - Lindsey Lee Wells”
John Green

John Green
“And even though he felt pitiful and ridiculous, he didn't want it to end, because he knew the absence of her would hurt more than any breakup ever could.”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

John Green
“I think I just realized that I don’t actually want to date an asshole I’m not even attracted to. Those are two separate revelations: I don’t want to date assholes, and I’m not actually turned on by big muscles.”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

John Green
“The world ain’t gonna stay like you imagine it, sweetheart.”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

John Green
“Right. So, I don’t know. It was just so easy to dismiss. I keep thinking I’m going to get upset, but it’s been three days, and I just don’t even think about him. Remember when I told you that unlike me, he was real? I don’t think he is, actually. I think he’s just boring. I’m so pissed off about it, because – I mean, I wasted so much of my life with him and then he cheats on me and I’m not even particularly, like, depressed about it?”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

John Green
“People are supposed to care. It’s good that people mean something to you, that you miss people when they’re gone.”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

John Green
“You matter as much as the things that matter to you do. And I got so backwards, trying to make myself matter to him. All this time, there were real things to care about: real, good people who care about me, and this place. It’s so easy to get stuck. You just get caught in being something, being special or cool or whatever, to the point where you didn’t even know why you need it, you just think you do.”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

John Green
“I don’t think you can ever fill the empty space with the thing you lost.”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

John Green
“That’s how I remember things, anyway. I remember stories.”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

John Green
“I connect the dots and then out of that comes a story. And the dots that don’t fit into the story just slide away, maybe. Like when you spot a constellation. You look up and you don’t see all the stars. All the stars just look like the big fugging random mess that they are. But you want to see shapes, you want to see stories, so you pick them out of the sky.”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

John Green
“And the moral of the story is that you don’t remember what happened. What you remember becomes what happened. And the second moral of the story, if a story can have multiple morals, is that Dumpers are not inherently worse than Dumpees – breaking up isn’t something that gets done to you, it’s something that happens with you.”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

John Green
“Infinite and unknowable and beautiful”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

John Green
“And he found himself thinking that maybe stories don’t just make us matter to each other – maybe they’re also the only way to the infinite mattering he’d been after for so long.”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

John Green
“An infinitesimal change. And that infinitesimal change ripples outward – even smaller but everlasting. I will get forgotten, but the stories will last. And so we all matter – maybe less than a lot, but always more than none.”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

John Green
“Whereupon we immediately discovered that we led radically different lives and didn’t have all that much in common.”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

John Green
“Incomparable editor and friend”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

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