John Green

«A poem can't do its work if you only read snippets of it.»

John Green


«We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreperably broken.»

John Green


«She said, "It's not life or death, the labyrinth."»

John Green


«Daddy is trying really fugging hard to think of a not-terrifying reason why you'd wake Daddy up in the middle of the night to ask that fugging question. But no. No. Daddy does not have a match or a lighter.»

John Green


«Was it animal pee or human pee? Someone asked.»

John Green


«He was a dying man looking down on the surgeons trying to save him.»

John Green


«We need never be without hope because we can never be irreparably broken.»

John Green


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

John Green


«Apparently, the world is not a wish-granting factory.»

John Green


«AHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!' he screamed.»

John Green


«When I was little, my dad used to tell me, "Will, you can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friends nose.»

John Green


«Augustus," I said. "Really. You don't have to do this."»

John Green


«It's not life or death, the labyrinth. Suffering. Doing wrong and having wrong things happen to you.»

John Green


«...the kind of weather that reminds you after a long winter that while the world wasn't built for humans, we were built for the world. t»

John Green


«Tiny is saying, "If you can't trust your gut then what can you trust?" And I say, "You can trust that caring, as a rule, ends poorly," which is true. Caring doesn't sometimes lead to misery. It always does.»

John Green


«What you must understand about me is that I’m a deeply unhappy person.»

John Green


«I enjoy looking at beautiful people, and I decided a while ago not to deny myself the simpler pleasures of existence.»

John Green


«That's always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people want to be around someone because they're pretty. It's like picking your breakfast cereals based on color instead of taste.»

John Green


«I didn't tell him that the diagnosis came three months after I got my first period. Like: Congratulations! You're a woman. Now die.»

John Green


«i am constantly torn between killing myself and killing everyone around me. those seem to be the two choices. everything else is just killing time»

John Green


«I needed, I decided, to really know her, because I needed more to remember. Before I could begin the shameful process of forgetting the how and the why of her living and dying, I needed to learn it: How. Why. When. Where. What.»

John Green


«Principled hate is a hell of a lot stronger than "Boy, I wish you hadn't mummified me and thrown me into the lake" hate.»

John Green


«There comes a time when we realize that our parents cannot save themselves or save us, that everyone who wades through time eventually gets dragged out to sea by the undertow- that, in short, we are all going.»

John Green


«We left. We did not say: Don't drive, You're drunk.»

John Green


«Just move to the Internet, its great here. We get to live inside where the weather is always awesome.»

John Green


«But I was not in the band, because I suffer from the kind of tone deafness that is generally associated with actual deafness»

John Green


«But then again, if you don't imagine, nothing ever happens at all. Imagining isn't perfect. You can't get all the way inside someone else. I could never have imagined Margo's anger at being found, or the story she was writing over. But imagining being someone else, or the world being something else, is the only way in.»

John Green


«One swing set, well worn but structurally sound, seeks new home ... With this swing set, your child(ren) will be introduced to the ups and downs of human life gently and safely, and may also learn the most important lesson of all: No matter how hard you kick, no matter how high you get, you can't go all the way around.»

John Green


«I mean, we're ninjas."»

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.»

John Green