The phrase booze and mischief left me worrying I'd stumbled into what my mother referred to as "the wrong crowd," but for the wrong crowd, they both seemed awfully smart.

-John Green
John Green

Other people are going to have to make the case for him. He's not in a position to do it himself.

John Green
The beautiful thing about driving was that it stole just enough of his attention - car parked on the side, maybe a cop, slow to speed limit, time to pass this sixteen-wheeler, turn signal, check rearview, crane neck to check blind spot and yes, okay, left lane.
John Green

I think if you keep the box closed long enough you do kill the cat, actually.

John Green
I do love you and what else matters but that
John Green

I didn’t need you, you idiot. I picked you. And then you picked me back.

John Green
I like this world. I like drinking champagne. I like not smoking. I like Dutch people speaking Dutch.
John Green

In the ensuing silence, I have time to contemplate the word cute— how dismissive it is, how it’s the equivalent of calling someone little, how it makes a person into a baby, how the word is a neon sign burning through the dark reading, “Feel Bad About Yourself.

John Green
Is that what relationships become? A reduced version of the hurt, nothing else let in. It was more than that. I know it was more than that.
John Green

But the fascinating and unbelievable-but-true thing about Dr. Jefferson Jeffersonis that he was not a doctor of any kind. He was just an orange juice salesman named Jefferson Jefferson. When he became rich and powerful, he went to court, made "Jefferson" his middle name, and then changed his first name to "Dr." Capital D. Lowercase r. Period.

John Green
She did not need to fold into herself and self-destruct. Those awful things are survivable, because we are as indestructible as we believe ourselves to be. When adults say, "Teenagers think the hate 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.