He knew he couldn't tell stories, that he always included extraneous details & tangents that interested only him.

-John Green
John Green

I do, Augustus. I do.

John Green
Do not worry too much about your lawn. You will soon find if you haven't already that almost every adult American devotes tremendous time and money to the maintenance of an invasive plant species called turf grass that we can't eat. I encourage you to choose better obsessions.
John Green

He puts the killing thing in his mouth but doesn't give it the power to kill him.

John Green
When you're writing a novel, you spend four years sitting in your basement and a year waiting for the book to come out and then you get the feedback. When you do work online, the moment you're finished making it, people start responding to it which is really fun and allows for a kind of community development you just can't have in novels.
John Green

I'm starting to realize that people lack good mirrors. It's so hard for anyone to show us how we look, & so hard for us to show anyone how we feel.

John Green
I couldn't hear a thing in the world but you. And it was so cold then, and so silent, and I loved you so much. Now it's hot and dead quiet again, and I love you still.
John Green

We did a few things worth remembering, and I wish for someone to remember them.

John Green
There's no reason whatsoever to drink eight glasses of water a day unless you, for whatever reason, particularly like the taste of water
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
The fundamental mistake I had always made - and that she had, in fairness, always led me to make - was this: Margo was not a miracle. She was not an adventure. She was not a fine and precious thing. She was a girl.