I'm just reveling in the glory of not having to hear the neediness and impotence of my own voice.

-John Green
John Green

She spoke quietly then, the tiniest crack in her voice, and all at once Lacey Pemerton was not Lacey Pemberton. She was just—like, a person.

John Green
He missed that, too, and it hadn't even happened.
John Green

You are so busy being YOU that you have no idea how utterly unprecedented you are.

John Green
What about the rest of your life?" She shrugged. "What about it?" "Aren't you worried about, like, forever?" "Forever is composed of nows," she says.
John Green

The sky is like a monochromatic contemporay painting, drawing me in its illusion of depth, pulling me up.

John Green
Even then, it hurt. The pain was always there, pulling me inside of myself, demanding to be felt. It always felt like I was waking up from the pain when something in the world outside of me suddenly required my comment or attention.
John Green

I kept thinking there were two kinds of adults: There were...miserable creatures who scoured the earth in search of something to hurt. And then there were people like my parents, who walked around zombically, doing whatever they had to do to keep walking around.

John Green
Writing is something you do alone. It's a profession for introverts who wanna tell you a story but don't wanna make eye contact while telling it
John Green

Does he have ugly hands? Sometimes beautiful people have ugly hands." "No he has kind of amazing hands.

John Green
Well," Peter Van Houten said, extending his hand to me. "It is at any rate a pleasure to meet such ontologically improbable creatures." I shook his swollen hand, and then he shook hands with Augustus. I was wondering what ontologically meant. Regardless, I liked it. Augustus and I were together in the Improbable Creatures Club: us and duck-billed platypuses.