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
John Green

Dumpers may not always be the heartbreakers, and the Dumpees may not always be the heartbroken. But everyone has a tendency.

John Green
The act of leaning in to kiss someone, or asking them, is fraught with the possibility of rejection, so the person least likely to get rejected should do the leaning in or the asking.
John Green

This is the fear that made fish crawl out onto dry land and evolve lungs, the fear that teaches us to run, the fear that makes us bury our dead.

John Green
Every second of your definitionally temporary consciousness, you are choosing how you spend something that will not last forever.
John Green

Not to ask the obvious question, but why Alaska?

John Green
What I eventually realized is that the real business of books is not done by awards committees or people who turn trees into paper or editors or agents or even writers. We're all just facilitators. The real business is done by readers.
John Green

It doesn’t matter how long we’ve used something; all that matters is how awesome the thing replacing it is. MP3s and automobiles happen to be really, really awesome, whereas ebooks—at least so far—are fairly limited in their awesomeness.

John Green
You're not a little kid anymore. You need to make friends, get out of the house, and live your life.
John Green

We all use the future to escape the present.

John Green
I kind of conned you into believing you were falling in love with a healthy person.