She was nothing but good and I was nothing but bad, but then she died, and I didn't.

-John Green
John Green

No woman should ever lie about another woman. You've violated the sacred covenant between women! How will stabbing one another in the back help women to rise above patriarchal oppression?

John Green
What the hell is instant? Nothing is instant.
John Green

We did a few things worth remembering, and I wish for someone to remember them.

John Green
Isn't it also that on some fundamental level we find it difficult to understand that other people are human beings in the same way that we are? We idealize them as gods or dismiss them as animals.
John Green

Nothing was happening, really, but the moment was thick with mattering

John Green
Teenage readers also have a different relationship with the authors whose work they value than adult readers do. I loved Toni Morrison, but I don't have any desire to follow her on Twitter. I just want to read her books.
John Green

Dude, you're such a geek. And that's coming from an overweight Star Trek fan who scored a 5 on the AP Calculus test. So you know your condition is grave

John Green
You get all these friends just when you don’t need friends anymore.
John Green

How are the eyes?' 'Oh, excellent,' he said. 'I mean, they're not in my head is the only problem.' 'Awesome, yeah,' Gus said. 'Not to one-up you or anything, but my body is made out of cancer.' 'So I heard,' Issac said, trying not to let it get to him. He fumbled toward Gus's hand and found only his thigh. 'I'm taken,' Gus said.

John Green
I tried--I swear I tried. But you didn't want to hear what I was saying, and I used that as an excuse to let it go on.