The investment in rare coins has captured the public's imagination. People feel in their gut that it's a bad idea. That's devastating for a governor who's never been flashy but had the Taft reputation for integrity and good judgment.

-John Green
John Green

i know he's been looking forward to this--and i know that i've been looking forward to this. but now i have to stop looking forward and start looking at where i am. it's hard.

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

It is so hard to leave—until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world.

John Green
I was thinking about this girl you love so much," she said, "And this place I love so much. And how that happens. How you can just fall into it.
John Green

It is not my fault that my parents own the world's largest collection of black Santas.

John Green
Books—they weren't ladders out of the abyss, but they were companions.
John Green

Maybe there's something you're afraid to say, or someone you're afraid to love, or somewhere you're afraid to go. It's gonna hurt. It's gonna hurt because it matters.

John Green
Margo says, "I know what she's talking about. The something deeper and more secret. It's like cracks inside of you. Like there are these fault lines where things don't meet up right.
John Green

I'm not embarrassed by my faith, and I'm also not embarrassed by my doubt.

John Green
We are all going, I thought, and it applies to turtles and turtlenecks, Alaska the girl and Alaska the place, because nothing can last, not even the earth itself. The Buddha said that suffering was caused by desire, we'd learned, and that the cessation of desire meant the cessation of suffering. When you stopped wishing things wouldn't fall apart, you'd stop suffering when they did.