And in my classes, I will talk most of the time, and you will listen most of the time. Because you may be smart, but I've been smart longer.
Being a person, I had come to realize, is a communal activity. Dogs know how to be dogs. But people do not know how to be people unless and until they learn from other people.
I don't think your missing pieces ever fit inside you again once they go missing.
The Degree to which I am blessed staggers me... the degree to which I take that for granted shames me. -Streetwalking with Jesus
I don't want to hear another negative word about cheerleaders. If it weren't for cheerleaders, who would tell us when and how to be happy during athletic events? If it weren't for cheerleaders, how would America's prettiest girls get the exercise that's so vital to a healthy life?
it is the nature of stars to cross
Tonight, darling, we are going to right a lot of wrongs.
I don't have a favourite book, I have hundreds.
In general-like not just in fiction but in life-it doesn't work out well when someone imagines someone else as a manic pixie dream girl or an Edward Cullen or anything other than a full, complex human being. That said, while I've tried to reflect that in my books, I don't think I've always succeeded
So I wasn't lying, exactly. I was just choosing among truths.
Much of my life had been devoted to trying not to cry in front of people who loved me, so I knew what Augustus was doing. You clench your teeth. You look up. You tell yourself that if they see you cry, it will hurt them, and you will be nothing but a Sadness in their lives, and you must not become a
We all want to do something to mitigate the pain of loss or to turn grief into something positive, to find a silver lining in the clouds. But I believe there is real value in just standing there, being still, being sad.
I expertly angled my raison bran to accomodate the g-forces.
We look back to the most important moment in our history, and that becomes the dividing line between what we were and what we are now.
Does my eye look okay to you?
Colder by the hour, more dead with every breath.
Why donâ€™t we break up? I guess I stay with her because she stays with me. And thatâ€™s not an easy thing to do.
I had a moral opposition to eating before dawn on the grounds that I was not a nineteenth-century Russian peasant fortifying myself for a day in the fields.
High school is neither a democracy nor a dictatorship - nor, contrary to popular belief, an anarchic state. High school is a divine-right monarchy. And when the queen goes on vacation, things change.
Not following her is the hardest thing I've ever done.
You can't just make me different, and the leave. Because I was fine before.
People talk about the courage of cancer patients, and I do not deny that courage. I had been poked and stabbed and poisoned for years, and still I trod on. But make no mistake: In that moment, I would have been very, very happy to die.
Do the thing you're good at. Not many people are lucky enough to be so good at something.
Tell me my copy is missing the last twenty pages or something. Hazel Grace, tell me I have not reached the end of this book. OH MY GOD DO THEY GET MARRIED OR NOT OH MY GOD WHAT IS THIS?!
It has been my experience that maximizing income is a helluva lot less important than maximizing passion and fulfillment in your both professionally and personally.
We have to live with ambiguity. We have to give ourselves over to it. The question is: How? How are we going to live in a universe where important questions will always go unanswered?
I like the strings. I always have. Because that's how it feels. But the strings make pain seem more fatal than it is, I think. We're not as frail as the strings would make us believe. And I like the grass, too. The grass got me to you, helped me to imagine you as an actual person. But we're not diff
I was a fairly shy person - not the hand raising type.
Videogame players essentially choose whether to win the game or to die heroically. There's a certain glory in both.
But we can't know better until knowing better is useless.