The truth hurts because it's real. It hurts because it mattered. And that's an important thing to acknowledge to yourself.

-John Green
John Green

Francois Rabelais. He was a poet. And his last words were "I go to seek a Great Perhaps." That's why I'm going. So I don't have to wait until I die to start seeking a Great Perhaps.

John Green
But that wasn't quite right. I called it a nine because I was saving my ten. And here it was, the great and terrible ten, slamming me again and again as I lay still and alone in my bed staring at the ceiling, the waves tossing me against the rocks then pulling me back out to sea so they could launch me again into the jagged face of the cliff, leaving me floating faceup on the water, undrowned.
John Green

I like the strings. I always have. Because that's how it feels. But the strings make pain seem more fatal than it is, I think. We're not as frail as the strings would make us believe. And I like the grass, too. The grass got me to you, helped me to imagine you as an actual person. But we're not different sprouts from the same plant. I can't be you. You can't be me. You can imagine another well – but never quite perfectly, you know?

John Green
it is the nature of stars to cross
John Green

It's hard to get movie studios to pay a lot of money for movies that don't have robots or explosions.

John Green
I was not religious, but I liked rituals. I liked the idea of connecting an action with remembering.
John Green

We landed, in fact, parallel to a canal, like there were two runways: one for us and one for waterfowl.

John Green
there is no best and no worst, ...those judgments have no real meaning because there is only what is
John Green

My love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity, ~ Hazel Lancaster.

John Green
Ergo: girls should always make the first move, because (a) they are, on the whole, less likely to be rejected than guys, (b) that way, girls will never get kissed unless they want to be kissed.