John Green

«At least it was instant. At least there wasn't any pain."»

John Green


«After looking at the bite and seeing that the bleeding has already stopped, she asked, "How was making out with my leg?"»

John Green


«Jesus, I'm not going to be one of those people who sits around talking about what they're going to do. I'm just going to do it.»

John Green


«Surround yourself with people you like and make cool stuff with them. In the end, at least in my experience, what you do isn't going to be nearly as interesting or important as who you do it with.»

John Green


«What?" I asked.»

John Green


«There is no try. There is only do.»

John Green


«Why don’t we break up? I guess I stay with her because she stays with me. And that’s not an easy thing to do.»

John Green


«Sure, anyone can name fourteen dead people. But we're disorganized mourners, so a lot of people end up remembering Shakespeare, and no one ends up remembering the person he wrote Sonnet Fifty-five about.»

John Green


«Imagine others complexly.»

John Green


«I bet if you look at the average teenager and the average adult, the average teenager has read more books in the last year than the average adult. Now of course the adult would be all like, 'I'm busy, I got a job, I got stuff to do.' WHATEVER! READ! I mean, you're watching CSI: Miami. Why would you be watching CSI: Miami, when you could be READING CSI: Miami, the novelization?»

John Green


«I think how much depends upon a best friend. When you wake up in the morning you swing your legs out of bed and you put your feet on the ground and you stand up. You don't scoot to the edge of the bed and look down to make sure the floor is there. The floor is always there. Until it's not.»

John Green


«Because there is no glory in illness. There is no meaning to it. There is no honor in dying of.»

John Green


«Even then, it hurt. The pain was always there, pulling me inside of myself, demanding to be felt. It always felt like I was waking up from the pain when something in the world outside of me suddenly required my comment or attention.»

John Green


«There was quite a lot of competitiveness about it, with everybody wanting to beat not only cancer itself, but also the other people in the room. Like, I realize that this is irrational, but when they tell you that you have, say, a 20 percent chance of living five years, the math kicks in and you figure that’s one in five . . . so you look around and think, as any healthy person would: I gotta outlast four of these bastards.»

John Green


«At some point we all look up and realize we are lost in a maze.»

John Green