I could try to pretend that I didn't care anymore, but it could never be true again. You can't just make yourself matter, and then die, Alaska, because now, I am irretrievably different, and I'm sorry I let you go, yes, but you made the choice.

-John Green
John Green

When people call people nerds, mostly what they're saying is, 'you like stuff.' Which is not a good insult at all, like, 'you are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human conscience.

John Green
Augustus," I said. "Really. You don't have to do this." "Sure I do," he said. "I found my Wish." "God, you're the best," I told him. "I bet you say that to all the boys who finance your international travel," he answered.
John Green

Maybe some people need to believe in a proper and omnipotent God to pray, but I don't.

John Green
Light, the visible reminder of Invisible Light.
John Green

As lives go, I'll take the quietly desperate over the radically bipolar.

John Green
Tonight, darling, we are going to right a lot of wrongs.
John Green

Whatever. Great day. Today. Best day of my life.

John Green
No matter how hard you kick, no matter how high you get, you can't go all the way around.
John Green

Everything that comes together falls apart.

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.