As lives go, I'll take the quietly desperate over the radically bipolar.
Funerals...are for the living.
She had the kind of fingers you want to interlace with your own.
I'll fight it. I'll fight it for you. Don't you worry about me, Hazel Grace. I'm okay. I'll find a way to hang around and annoy you for a long time.
I dislike the phrase â€˜Internet friends,â€™ because it implies that people you know online arenâ€™t really your friends, that somehow the friendship is less real or meaningful to you because it happens through Skype or text messages. The measure of a friendship is not its physicality but its signif
I felt the unfairness of it, the inarguable injustice of loving someone who might have loved you back but can't due to deadness.
And I wrote my way out of the labyrinth.
Getting you a date to prom is so hard that the hypothetical idea itself is used to cut diamonds.
If people were like rain, I was like drizzle and she was a hurricane.
Tiny Cooper is splayed out across the thin carpet, using his backpack as a pillow. Heâ€™s wearing skinny jeans, which look very much like denim sausage casings.
The sky is like a monochromatic contemporay painting, drawing me in its illusion of depth, pulling me up.
Even with everything broken and decided inside her she couldn't quite allow herself to disappear for good.
I got my wish, I suppose. I left my scar.
Colin had always preferred baths; one of his general policies in life was never to do anything standing up that could just as easily be done lying down
You like someone who can't like you back because unrequited love can be survived in a way that once-requited love cannot.
Stop thinking about the landing, because it's all about falling.
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.
I hadnâ€™t read a real series like that since I was a kid, and it was exciting to live again in an infinite fiction.
Your responsibility is not to the people you're making the gift for, but the gift itself.
I hated being careful, too - or wanted to, at least.
I realized during my time as a chaplain that I didn't want to be a minister.
We can hear others, and we can travel with them without moving, and we can imagine them, and we are all connected one to the other by a crazy root system, like so many leaves of grass. But the game makes me wonder wheter we can really ever fully become another.
I've gotten really hot since you went blind.
I think if you keep the box closed long enough you do kill the cat, actually.
And I don't really have anyone upon whom I want to rain down my wrath," I said, because in truth I didn't. I always felt like you had to be important to have enemies. Example: Historically, Germany has had more enemies than Luxembourg, Margo Roth Spiegelman was Germany. And Great Britain. And the Un
We're professional worriers. You're constantly imagining things that could go wrong and then writing about them.
The thing about That Guy Is a Gigolo,' Radar says, 'I mean, the thing about it as a game, is that in the end it reveals a lot more about the person doing the imagining than it does about the person being imagined.
Truth resists simplicity.
When you acknowledge that there is nothing repulsive or unforgivable or shameful about yourself, it becomes easier to be that authentic person and feel like you're living a less performed life.
...I will continue to underscore that I don't think authorial intent is all that important to a reading experience, and I certainly don't think the job of reading is to divine authorial intent.