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

-John Green
John Green

The way we still essentializ, we're constantly essentializing people as merely poor, or merely other, and in the end you can't have a relationship with people. I think the biggest job of adulthood is to learn to imagine other people complexly.

John Green
In the end the listening exposes you even more than it exposes the people you're trying to listen to.
John Green

The United States Congress, like a lot of rich people, lives in two houses.

John Green
I'm not saying it was your fault. I'm saying it wasn't nice.
John Green

According to the conventions of the genre, Augustus Waters kept his sense of humor till the end, did not for a moment waiver in his courage, and his spirit soared like an indomitable eagle until the world itself could not contain his joyous soul.

John Green
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.
John Green

I'd had nearly four years of experience looking at these clocks, but their sluggishness never ceased to surprise. If I am ever told that I have one day to live, I will head straight to the hallowed halls of Winter Park High School, where a day has been known to last a thousand years.

John Green
I would always love Alaska Young, my crooked neighbor, with all my crooked heart.
John Green

The Colonel's hand was so little, and I grabbed it tight, his cold seeping into me and my warmth into him. 'I memorized the populations,' he said.

John Green
I believe in that line from An Imperial Affliction. 'The risen sun too bright in her losing eyes.' That's God, I think, the rising sun, and the light is too bright and her eyes are losing but they aren't lost.