Remember that time in the minivan, twenty minutes ago, when we didn't die?

-John Green
John Green

When it comes to girls (and in Colin's case, it so often did), everyone has a type. Colin Singleton's type was not physical but linguistic: he liked Katherines. And not Katies or Kats or Kitties or Cathys or Rynns or Trinas or Kays or Kates or, god forbid, Catherines. K-A-T-H-E-R-I-N-E. He had dated 19 girls. All of them had been named Katherine. And all of them- every single solitary one- had dumped him.

John Green
You could hold me and I could hold you. And it would be so peaceful. Completely peaceful. Like the feeling of sleep, but awake in it together.
John Green

I like to know the places I write about. I feel like it helps me ground the novel. My novels are 'realistic novels,' but they can also be fantastical, so it's nice to have a setting that grounds them a little bit.

John Green
You could drive past it without noticing and from what I understand, you ought to.
John Green

Augustus Waters died eight days after his prefuneral, at Memorial, in the ICU, when the cancer, which was made of him, finally stopped his heart, which was also made of him.

John Green
I don't think your missing pieces ever fit inside you again once they go missing.
John Green

I liked being a person. I wanted to keep at it.

John Green
That didn’t happen, of course. Things never happened the way I imagined them.
John Green

And even though he felt pitiful and ridiculous, he didn't want it to end, because he knew the absence of her would hurt more than any breakup ever could.

John Green
The preciousness of the moment, which should make it easier to talk, makes it harder.