Best John Green quotes

Love quotes

"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."

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Quotes about life

"Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin."

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Inspirational quotes

"What is the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do something remarkable?"

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Inspirational quotes

"Maybe our favorite quotations say more about us than about the stories and people we're quoting."

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Time quotes

"What a slut time is. She screws everybody."

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Motivational quotes

"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."

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Quotes about women

"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."

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Quotes about life

"What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person."

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Motivational quotes

"If you don't imagine, nothing ever happens at all."

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Love quotes

"You can love someone so much, but you can never love people as much as you can miss them."

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Quotes about men

"It's not because I want to make out with her. 'Hold on.' He grabbed a pencil and scrawled excitedly at the paper as if he'd just made a mathematical breakthrough and then looked back up at me. 'I just did some calculations, and I've been able to determine that you're full of shit.'"

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Quotes about intelligence

"Because nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff... Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can't-control-yourself love it. Hank, when people call people nerds, mostly what they're saying is 'you like stuff.' Which is just not a good insult at all. Like, 'you are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness.'"

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Trust quotes

"You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world. But you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices."

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Quotes about life

"It is so hard to leave - €”until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world."

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Quotes about life

"What the hell is that? I laughed. It's my fox hat. Your fox hat? Yeah, Pudge. My fox hat. Why are you wearing your fox hat? I asked. Because no one can catch the motherfucking fox."

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Quotes about fear

"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."

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Quotes about life

"There will come a time when all of us are dead. All of us. There will come a time when there are no human beings remaining to remember that anyone ever existed or that our species ever did anything. There will be no one left to remember Aristotle or Cleopatra, let alone you. Everything that we did and built and wrote and thought and discovered will be forgotten and all of this will have been for naught. Maybe that time is coming soon and maybe it is millions of years away, but even if we survive the collapse of our sun, we will not survive forever. There was time before organisms experienced consciousness, and there will be time after. And if the inevitability of human oblivion worries you, I encourage you to ignore it. God knows that'€™s what everyone else does."

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Quotes about life

"Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you."

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Love quotes

"May I see you again? he asked. There was an endearing nervousness in his voice. I smiled. Sure. Tomorrow? he asked. Patience, grasshopper, I counseled. You don't want to seem overeager. Right, that's why I said tomorrow, he said. I want to see you again tonight. But I'm willing to wait all night and much of tomorrow. I rolled my eyes. I'm serious, he said. You don't even know me, I said. I grabbed the book from the center console. How about I call you when I finish this? But you don't even have my phone number, he said. I strongly suspect you wrote it in this book. He broke out into that goofy smile. And you say we don't know each other."

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Motivational quotes

"The world is not a wish-granting factory."

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Forgiveness quotes

"The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive."

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Quotes about life

"You don't remember what happened. What you remember becomes what happened."

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Quotes about life

"I'm not saying that everything is survivable. Just that everything except the last thing is."

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Quotes about beauty

"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."

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Inspirational quotes

"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."

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Quotes about life

"At some point, you just pull off the Band-Aid, and it hurts, but then it's over and you're relieved."

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Quotes about life

"Without pain, how could we know joy? This is an old argument in the field of thinking about suffering and its stupidity and lack of sophistication could be plumbed for centuries but suffice it to say that the existence of broccoli does not, in any way, affect the taste of chocolate."

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Quotes about life

"The town was paper, but the memories were not."

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Love quotes

"Some people don't understand the promises they're making when they make them, I said. Right, of course. But you keep the promise anyway. That's what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway."

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Quotes about dreams

"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."

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Love quotes

"As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once."

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Love quotes

"There are infinite numbers between 0 and 1. There's .1 and .12 and .112 and an infinite collection of others. Of course, there is a bigger infinite set of numbers between 0 and 2, or between 0 and a million. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. A writer we used to like taught us that. There are days, many of them, when I resent the size of my unbounded set. I want more numbers than I'm likely to get, and God, I want more numbers for Augustus Waters than he got. But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn't trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I'm grateful."

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Quotes about music

"Some people have lives; some people have music."

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Time quotes

"What is an "instant" death anyway? How long is an instant? Is it one second? Ten? The pain of those seconds must have been awful as her heart burst and her lungs collapsed and there was no air and no blood to her brain and only raw panic. What the hell is instant? Nothing is instant. Instant rice takes five minutes, instant pudding an hour. I doubt that an instant of blinding pain feels particularly instantaneous."

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Quotes about life

"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."

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Love quotes

"I'm in love with you, he said quietly. Augustus, I said. I am, he said. He was staring at me, and I could see the corners of his eyes crinkling. I'm in love with you, and I'm not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I'm in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we're all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you."

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Quotes about women

"When I look at my room, I see a girl who loves books."

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Quotes about life

"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."

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Wisdom quotes

"My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations."

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Quotes about life

"You are so busy being YOU that you have no idea how utterly unprecedented you are."

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Quotes about intelligence

"I believe the universe wants to be noticed. I think the universe is inprobably biased toward the consciousness, that it rewards intelligence in part because the universe enjoys its elegance being observed. And who am I, living in the middle of history, to tell the universe that it or my observation of it is temporary?"

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Quotes about life

"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."

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Quotes about life

"The marks humans leave are too often scars."

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Quotes about life

"'That's the thing about pain,' Augustus said, and then glanced back at me. 'It demands to be felt'"

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Quotes about life

"Augustus Waters was a self-aggrandizing bastard. But we forgive him. We forgive him not because he had a heart as figuratively good as his literal one sucked, or because he knew more about how to hold a cigarette than any non-smoker in history, or because he got eighteen years when he should've gotten more. Seventeen, Gus corrected. I'm assuming you've got some time, you interupting bastard. I'm telling you, Isaac continued, Augustus Waters talked so much that he'd interupt you at his own funeral. And he was pretentious: Sweet Jesus Christ, that kid never took a piss without pondering the abundant metaphorical resonances of human waste production. And he was vain: I do not believe I have ever met a more physically attractive person who was more acutely aware of his own physical attractiveness. But I will say this: When the scientists of the future show up at my house with robot eyes and they tell me to try them on, I will tell the scientists to screw off, because I do not want to see a world without him. I was kind of crying by then."

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Quotes about intelligence

"They love their hair because they're not smart enough to love something more interesting."

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Quotes about life

"Some infinities are bigger than other infinities."

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Quotes about life

"That'€™s part of what I like about the book in some ways. It portrays death truthfully. You die in the middle of your life, in the middle of a sentence."

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Quotes about life

"Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they'€™ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back."

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Quotes about life

"Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book."

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Quotes about life

"Books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like a betrayal."

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Quotes about intelligence

"I may die young, but at least I'll die smart."

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Love quotes

"Oh, I wouldn't mind, Hazel Grace. It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you."

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