That's what we should do, Hazel Grace: We should team up and be this disabled vigilante duo roaring through the world, righting wrongs, defending the weak, protecting the endangered.
I came here looking for a Great Perhaps, for real friends and a more-than-minor life..
The pleasure of remembering had been taken from me, there was no longer anyone to remember with.
The marks humans leave are too often scars.
I don't think pandemics make us afraid of death, I think they make us afraid of oblivion. They force us to grapple with the futility of effort. Also they make us barf which isn't fun either... Wash your hands, cover your coughs, and find a way to hold in balance the futility of effort with the neces
pg. 231-232: They'd given me a minivan. They could have picked any car and they picked a minivan. A minivan. O God of the Vehicular Justice, why dost thou mock me? Minivan, you albatross around my neck! You mark of Cain! You wretched beast high ceilings and few horsepower!
It turns out that, somehow, there are a tremendous number of things to be optimistic about.
Interesting capitalization,' I said. 'Yeah. I'm a big believer in random capitalization. The rules of capitalization are so unfair to words in the middle.
Your driving is unpleasant, but it isn't technically unsafe.
Once you think a thought, it is extremely difficult to unthink it.
It looked like an old painting, but real - everything achingly idyllic in the morning light - and I thought about how wonderfully strange it would be to live in a place where almost everything had been built by the dead.
What's your name ? Hazel . No , your full name . Um , Hazel Grace Lancaster .
The internet is necessarily public. It can be filtered-public or censored-public, but it necessarily has to be open and available.
Ultimately what I like about reading together is that we all make it happen together. Of course even amid shared experience weâ€™re still aloneâ€¦ each reading of each book is unique. But what a comfort it is to share readings and experiences. How lucky we are when we get to be alone together.
Anything that happens all at once is just as likely to unhappen all at once, you know?
At some point, I realized I was Kaitlyning the encounter, so I decided to text Kaitlyn and ask for some advice.
By far the best cure for hangovers is not drinking excessively the night before.This cure has a 100% success rate, and as you save the cost of the drinks you would have otherwise drunk, it is cheaper than free.
What you must understand about me is that Iâ€™m a deeply unhappy person.
Suffering is universal.
Crying adds something: crying is you, plus tears. But the feeling Colin had was some horrible opposite of crying. It was you, minus something. He kept thinking about one word - forever - and felt the burning ache just beneath his rib cage.
I do, Augustus. I do.
There is a lot of talk in publishing these days that we need to become more like the Internet: We need to make books for short attention spans with bells and whistles - books, in short, that are as much like 'Angry Birds' as possible. But I think that's a terrible idea.
When people have to choose between civilization and warm genitals, they choose warm genitals
I'll fight it. I'll fight it for you. Don't you worry about me, Hazel Grace. I'm okay. I'll find a way to hang around and annoy you for a long time.
You realize that trying to keep your distance from me will not lessen my affection for you. All efforts to save me from you will fail.
But once that string gets cut, kid, you can't uncut it. Do you get what I'm saying?
I thought of the one thing about home that I missed, my dad's study with its built-in, floor-to-ceiling shelves sagging with thick biographies and the black leather chair that kept me just uncomfortable enough to keep from feeling sleepy as I read.
Colin did not laugh. Instead he thought, Tampons have strings? Why? Of all the major human mysteries - God, the nature of the universe, etc. - he knew the least about tampons. To Colin, tampons were a little bit like grizzly bears: he was aware of their existence, but he'd never seen on in the wild,
As far as I can tell, there are two basic (kissing) rules: 1. Don't bite anything without permission. 2. The human tongue is like wasabi: it's very powerful, and should be used sparingly.
It is so hard to leave-until you leave.