Top 10 Writing Quotes by John Green

John Green

That's how writing works, at least for me: even the stuff that doesn't work out gets funneled into the stuff that does work out.

John Green
Here's my answer to the very real existential crisis that grips me midway through everything I've ever tried to do: I think stories help us fight the nihilistic urges that constantly threaten to consume us.
John Green

Go spit in the face of our inevitable obsolescence and finish your @#$&ng novel.

John Green
The right story needs the right telling.
John Green

I'm not interested in writing for adults. I like them as people! I don't like the way they publish books in that world. Nothing ever gets a chance.

John Green
I write about broken people who need other people in order to go on. But those are the only kind of people I know to exist. We are all broken.
John Green

One of the things I like about making stuff in the age of the Internet, is that people make stuff in response to it. You can see people respond to your work visually or musically or with writing.

John Green
I never liked writing concluding paragraphs to papers - where you repeat what you've already said with phrases like 'In summation', and 'To conclude'.
John Green

The funny thing about writing is that whether you're doing well or doing it poorly, it looks the exact same. That's actually one of the main ways that writing is different from ballet dancing.

John Green
I believe in hope, in what is something called â€radical hope.†I believe there is hope for all of us, even amid the suffering. And that’s why I write fiction, probaby. It’s my attempt to keep that fragile strand of radical hope, to buld a fire in the darkness.r