I don't think ministering requires a religious context. The number one thing is that every parent is extremely worried about their kid. Of course, when a chaplain shows up, that can exacerbate this worry rather than calm it.

-John Green
John Green

She walks lightly, old man. She walks lightly upon the earth.

John Green
The pleasure of remembering had been taken from me, there was no longer anyone to remember with.
John Green

I don't think ministering requires a religious context. The number one thing is that every parent is extremely worried about their kid. Of course, when a chaplain shows up, that can exacerbate this worry rather than calm it.

John Green
If people could see me the way I see myself - if they could live in my memories - would anyone love me?
John Green

You can't just make me different, and the leave. Because I was fine before.

John Green
I just want you to be happy. If that’s with me or with someone else or with nobody. I just want you to be happy.
John Green

Other people are going to have to make the case for him. He's not in a position to do it himself.

John Green
Osteosarcoma sometimes takes a limb to check you out. The, if it like you, it takes the rest.
John Green

This is not a new phenomenon, in Ohio, and in fact in most of the Midwest, there has been a decline in manufacturing jobs for 25 years. But the recent recession exacerbated the decline and while the economy generally appears to be improving, it's recovering more slowly in this area, meaning Ohio and the job recovery or jobs are lagging behind the rest of the economic numbers.

John Green
How will I ever get out of this labyrinth!" to a margin note written in her loop-heavy cursive: Straight & Fast.