Congratulations! You're a woman. Now die.

-John Green
John Green

What's the point in being alive if you don't at least try to do something remarkable? How very odd, to believe God gave you life, and yet not think that life asks more of you than watching TV.

John Green
Peter Van Houten was the only person I’d ever come across who seemed to (a) understand what it’s like to be dying, and (b) not have died.
John Green

High School made me realize that the people who say they will never change, are always the ones who change the most.

John Green
I tried--I swear I tried. But you didn't want to hear what I was saying, and I used that as an excuse to let it go on.
John Green

Nothing really ever happens like you imagine it will.

John Green
Incidentally, did you know that the whole eight glasses a day thing is complete bullshit and has no scientific basis? So many things are like that. Everyone just assumes they're true, because people are basically lazy and incurious, which incidentally is one of those words that sounds like it wouldn't be a word but is.
John Green

...It sounded like a dragon breathing in time with me, like I had this pet dragon who was cuddled up next to me and cared enough about me to time his breaths to mine.

John Green
I wanted to, you know, get my story out in the world, which, it turns out, is a very misguided notion.
John Green

I change my keyboard between every book. I usually shop around. I'm very passionate about the physical feel of pressing the keys. It's got to have the right springiness. I tend to find the built-in keys very unsatisfying, the keys are low-profile and don't really do anything - I want it to feel like I'm typing.

John Green
I stood under the awning for a moment, but finally I decided that being in a bad mood with your friends beats being in a bad mood without them.