That tastes like hope feels.

-John Green
John Green

When adults say, "Teenagers think they are invincible" with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, they don't know how right they are. We need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken. We think that we are invincible because we are. We cannot be born, and we cannot die. Like all energy, we can only change shapes and sizes and manifestations. They forget that when they get old. They get scared of losing and failing. But that part of us greater than the sum of our parts cannot begin and cannot end, and so it cannot fail.

John Green
I’m not up for laughing, but their laughter makes the room feel safer, so we begin to explore.
John Green

Witness also that when we talk about literature, we do so in the present tense. When we speak of the dead, we are not so kind.

John Green
Nerd girls are the world’s most underutilized romantic resource. And guys, do not tell me that nerd girls are not hot because that shows a Paris Hilton-esque failure to understand hotness.
John Green

Right, except I'm not going to lie to my mom, because what kind of (man) lies to his own mother?

John Green
According to the conventions of the genre, Augustus Waters kept his sense of humor till the end, did not for a moment waiver in his courage, and his spirit soared like an indomitable eagle until the world itself could not contain his joyous soul.
John Green

The sun was a toddler insistently refusing to go to bed: It was past eight thirty and still light.

John Green
My inner goddess is doing the merengue with some salsa moves.
John Green

Cold one day, sweet the next; irresistibly flirty one moment, resistibly obnoxious the next.

John Green
What is the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do something remarkable?