...And in freedom, most people find sin.

-John Green
John Green

Because so many people use goodreads, it is an amazingly good—and amazingly underutilized—resource for understanding what people read, why, and how they feel about their reading experiences.

John Green
Cold one day, sweet the next; irresistibly flirty one moment, resistibly obnoxious the next.
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
I like to know the places I write about. I feel like it helps me ground the novel. My novels are 'realistic novels,' but they can also be fantastical, so it's nice to have a setting that grounds them a little bit.
John Green

Throughout the book, she refers to herself as "the side effect," which is just totally correct. Cancer kids are essentially side effects of the relentless mutation that made the diversity of life on earth possible.

John Green
We didn't talk much. But we didn't need to.
John Green

The thought of you being removed from the rotation is not funny to me.

John Green
He took a bite, swallowed. "God. If asparagus tasted like that all the time, I'd be vegetarian, too." Some people in a lacquered wooden boat approached us on the canal below. One of them, a woman with curly blond hair, maybe thirty, drank from a beer then raised her glass towards us and shouted something. "We don't speak Dutch," Gus shouted back. One of the others shouted a translation: "The beautiful couple is beautiful.
John Green

I really like umbrellas. It's like, I have a roof! I carry it with me! Umbrellas always amuse me.

John Green
Remember that time in the minivan, twenty minutes ago, when we didn't die?