I didn’t need you, you idiot. I picked you. And then you picked me back.

-John Green
John Green

Like, in general I think people have very complicated reasons for wanting things, and we often have no idea whether we’re actually motivated by altruism or a desire to hook up or a search for answers or what. I always get annoyed when in books or movies characters want clear things for clear reasons, because my experience of humanness is that I always want messy things for messy reasons.

John Green
He called out to his fellow monks,'Come quickly I am tasting stars.
John Green

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

John Green
And on the last day, the bad days become so difficult to recall, because one way or another, she had made a life here, just as I had. The town was paper, but the memories were not. All the things I’d done here, all the love and pity and compassion and violence and spite, kept welling up inside me.
John Green

A small olive-skinned creature who had hit puberty but never hit it very hard, Ben had been my best friend since fifth grade, when we both finally owned up to the fact that neither of us was likely to attract anyone else as a best friend.

John Green
For a moment, she was quiet. Then she grabbed my hand, whispered, “Run run run run run,†and took off, pulling me behind her.
John Green

When you leave a place, it's best to leave.

John Green
Home is Where the Heart Is, Good Friends Are Hard to Find and Impossible to Forget. True Love is Born from Hard Times.
John Green

Politicians from those communities each think that they can win.

John Green
A Margo for each of us--and each more mirror than window.