Ma'am," Augustus said, nodding toward her, "Your daughter's car has just been deservingly egged by a blind man. Please close the door and go back inside or we'll be forced to call the police.

-John Green
John Green

What is an "instant" death anyway? How long is an instant? Is it one second? Ten? The pain of those seconds must have been awful as her heart burst and her lungs collapsed and there was no air and no blood to her brain and only raw panic. What the hell is instant? Nothing is instant. Instant rice takes five minutes, instant pudding an hour. I doubt that an instant of blinding pain feels particularly instantaneous.

John Green
The thing about That Guy Is a Gigolo,' Radar says, 'I mean, the thing about it as a game, is that in the end it reveals a lot more about the person doing the imagining than it does about the person being imagined.
John Green

It's hard to get movie studios to pay a lot of money for movies that don't have robots or explosions.

John Green
And so that is the question I leave you with in this final: What is your cause for hope?
John Green

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

John Green
Colin emphatically pushed the book cover shut when he finished reading. "Did you like it?" His dad asked. "Yup," Colin said. He liked all books, because he liked the mere act of reading, the magic of turning scratches on a page into words inside his head.
John Green

I learned that myth doesn’t mean a lie; it means a traditional story that tells you something about people and their worldview and what they hold sacred. Interesting.

John Green
He took a long drink, then grimaced. “I do not have a drinking problem,†he announced, his voice needlessly loud. “I have a Churchillian relationship with alcohol: I can crack jokes and govern England and do anything I want to do. Except not drink.
John Green

I just want the pleasure of noticing these things at a safe distance...

John Green
At some point, you gotta stop looking up at the sky, or one of these days you'll look back down and see that you floated away, too.