130 quotes found by John Green

John Green
As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.
love  # 42
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My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.
notag  # 74
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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.
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.
humor  nerdfighters  # 107
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I'm in love with you," he said quietly.
John Green
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.
John Green
Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.
John Green
The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.
life  compassion  suffering  # 170
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What a slut time is. She screws everybody.
notag  # 171
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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.
books  reading  # 183
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The marks humans leave are too often scars.
humans  pain  scars  # 185
John Green
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.
infinity  # 186
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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.
invincible  teenagers  teens  # 222
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Oh, I wouldn't mind, Hazel Grace. It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you.
John Green
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.
notag  # 236
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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.