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I was surprised. I'd always associated belief in heaven with, frankly, a kind of intellectual disengagement. But Gus wasn't dumb.

--John Green


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I even tried to tell myself to live my best life today.

--John Green
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What a slut time is. She screws with everybody.

--John Green
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Abraham Maslow, I present to you Augustus Waters, whose existential curiosity dwarfed that of his well-fed, well-loved, healthy brethren.

--John Green
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Our infinity is bigger than other infinities.

--John Green
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I fear oblivion.

--John Green
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Augustus asked if I wanted to go with him to Support Group, but I was really tired from my busy day of Having Cancer, so I passed.

--John Green

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You should see it. V for Vendetta I mean.
I'll look it up.
No. With Me. At my house. Now.

--John Green
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Don't worry. Worry is useless. I worried anyway.

--John Green
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Gus knew. Gus knows. I will not tell you our love story, because--like all real love stories--it will die with us, as it should. I'd hoped that he'd be eulogizing me.

--John Green
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She was loved deeply, but not widely.

--John Green
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He wasn't perfect or anything. He wasn;t your fairytale prince charming or whatever. He tried to be like that sometimes,but i liked him best when that stuff fell away.

--John Green
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It is a good life, Hazel Grace.

--John Green
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I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity.

--John Green

Longer Version:

I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn't trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I'm grateful.


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Great news for someone is always bad news for someone else.

--John Green
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I think when you're 16, if you have good parents, they generally just fade in the background. I had great parents, and because they were great, I thought very little about them in high school.

--John Green
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I hated sports. I hated sports, and I hated people who played them, and I hated people who watched them, and I hated people who didn't hate people who watched or played them.

--John Green
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My stomach sank. JP had come so close. His immigrant parents had sacrificed so much.

--John Green
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I wouldn't have a career if it weren't for independent bookstores.

--John Green
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I leaned in toward her, suddenly overwhelmed with the feeling that we must kiss.

--John Green
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Nothing has ever looked like that ever in all of human history.

--John Green
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Suffering is universal.

--John Green

Longer Version:

Suffering is universal. it's the one thing Buddhists, Christians, and Muslims are all worried about.


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So keeping the box closed just keeps you in the dark, not the universe.

--John Green
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She fell apart because that's what happens.

--John Green
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Love is just a shout in the void.

--John Green
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We idealize them as gods or dismiss them as animals.

--John Green
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Every second of your definitionally temporary consciousness, you are choosing how you spend something that will not last forever.

--John Green
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My thoughts are starts I can't fathom into constellations.

--John Green
three people standing inside Big Ben building

We think that we are invincible because we are.

--John Green
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Here's to all the places we went. And all the places we'll go. And here's to me, whispering again and again and again and again: iloveyou.

--John Green
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I didn't need you, you idiot. I picked you. And then you picked me back.

--John Green
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She was not an adventure, she was not a fine and precious thing. She was a girl.

--John Green
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This star won't go out. And it won't. we won't let it.

--John Green
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I may die young, but at least I'll die smart.

--John Green
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What matters to you defines your mattering.

--John Green
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You say into my cracks and I saw into yours.

--John Green
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I try to live life so that I can live with myself.

--John Green
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Something invisible snapped inside her.

--John Green
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Stop thinking about the landing, because it's all about falling.

--John Green
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Grateful to be a little boat, full of water, still floating.

--John Green
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If you don't imagine, nothing ever happens at all.

--John Green
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As long as we don't die, this is gonna be one hell of a story.

--John Green
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We're professional worriers. You're constantly imagining things that could go wrong and then writing about them.

--John Green
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I inherited that penchant for intellectualism, a character flaw that these days can only be thoroughly eradicated by getting Z'ed up.

--John Green
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Without pain, there's no pain.

--John Green
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I'm interested in Internet cultures. I'm interested in what the teenagers who drive the Internet culture are passionate about. I follow their lead -- they go to tumblr, I go to tumblr.

--John Green
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Jesus, I'm not going to be one of those people who sits around talking about what they're going to do. I'm just going to do it.

--John Green
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When I look at my room, I see a girl who loves books.

--John Green
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The labyrinth blows, but I choose it.

--John Green
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Everything that comes together falls apart.

--John Green
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If I had cared about her as I should have, as I thought I did, how could I have let her go?

--John Green
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I didn't know whether to feel angry at her for making me part of her suicide or just to feel angry at myself for letting her go.

--John Green
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So I let her go, too. And I'm sorry.

--John Green
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I have never really thought of him as a person, either.... A guy whose strings were broken, who didn't feel the root of his leaves of grass connected to the field, a guy who was cracked. Like me.

--John Green



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Last words are always harder to remember when no one knows that someone's about to die.

--John Green
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I was caught in a love triangle with one dead side.

--John Green

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French. Feel. Finger. Fuck.

--John Green
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I wouldn't have cared if my girlfriend was a Jaguar-driving Cyclops with a beard -- I'd have been grateful just to have someone to make out with.

--John Green
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We're not going to break anything. Don't think of it as breaking in to SeaWorld. Think of it as visiting SeaWorld in the middle of the night for free.

--John Green

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I don't think your missing pieces ever fit inside you again once they go missing.

--John Green
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But there she is, and I am watching her through the Plexiglas, and she looks like Margo Roth Spiegelman, this girl I have known since I was two -- this girl who was an idea that I loved.

--John Green
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I always got very nervous whenever I heard that Margo was about to show up, on account of how she was the most fantastically gorgeous creature that God has ever created.

--John Green
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Physical space between us evaporates. We play the broken strings of our instruments one last time.

--John Green
MacBook Pro turned on

Its a paper town, with paper houses and paper people, everything is uglier up close.

--John Green
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Life has become the future. Every moment of your life is lived for the future.

--John Green
black and silver laptop computer

Margo's beauty was a kind of sealed vessel of perfection -- uncracked and uncrackable.

--John Green
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But before we can radically reshape the world, we need to shop.

--John Green
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All the things paper-thin and paper-frail, and all the people too.

--John Green
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I always felt like you had to be important to have enemies.

--John Green
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Nothing really ever happens like you imagine it will.

--John Green
two clown fishes underwater

I've lived here for eighteen years and I have never once in my life come across anyone who cares about anything that matters.

--John Green
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But my miracle was different. My miracle was this: out of all the houses in all the subdivisions in all of Florida, I ended up living next door to Margo Roth Spiegelman.

--John Green
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Remember that time in the minivan, twenty minutes ago, when we didn't die?

--John Green
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I wondered whether I could find a Great Perhaps here at all or whether I had made a grand miscalculation.

--John Green

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Our lives are composed of a finite set of moments that we choose how to spend.

--John Green

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Colin Singleton's distance from his glasses made him realize the problem: myopia. He was nearsighted. The future lay before him, inevitable but invisible.

--John Green
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You will not kill my girlfriend today, International Terrorists of Ambiguous Nationality!

--John Green
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Real gangster-ass Nerdfighters don't run from nothing... 'cause real gangster-ass Nerdfighters can't run fast.

--John Green
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Just move to the Internet, its great here. We get to live inside where the weather is always awesome.

--John Green
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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
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I don't see any point in nihilism... just as I suppose the nihilist sees no point in everything else.

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

--John Green
butterfly perching on leaves

You were clearly not doing your part in the clover search, perv.

--John Green
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And yes, again, that was it exactly. A retyper and not a writer. A prodigy and not a genius.

--John Green


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Pudge, my friend, we are indefuckingstructible.

--John Green

empty pathway

Everything's uglier up close.
Not you.

--John Green
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Maybe all the strings inside him broke.

--John Green

We wish you a perfect day!