Quotes from Looking for Alaska / An Abundance of Katherines / Paper Towns / The Fault in Our Stars

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“I’d never been religious, but he told us that religion is important whether or not we believed in one, in the same way that historical events are important whether or not you personally lived through them.”
― John Green, quote from Looking for Alaska / An Abundance of Katherines / Paper Towns / The Fault in Our Stars


“how do you just stop being terrified of getting left behind and ending up by yourself forever and not meaning anything to the world.”
― John Green, quote from Looking for Alaska / An Abundance of Katherines / Paper Towns / The Fault in Our Stars


“I think I will do nothing for a long time but listen,” Whitman writes. And then for two pages, he’s just hearing: hearing a steam whistle, hearing people’s voices, hearing an opera. He sits on the grass and lets the sound pour through him. And this is what I was trying to do, too, I guess: to listen to all the little sounds of her, because before any of it could make sense, it had to be heard.”
― John Green, quote from Looking for Alaska / An Abundance of Katherines / Paper Towns / The Fault in Our Stars


“I couldn’t help but think about school and everything else ending. I liked standing just outside the couches and watching them—it was a kind of sad I didn’t mind, and so I just listened, letting all the happiness and the sadness of this ending swirl around in me, each sharpening the other. For the longest time, it felt kind of like my chest was cracking open, but not precisely in an unpleasant way.”
― John Green, quote from Looking for Alaska / An Abundance of Katherines / Paper Towns / The Fault in Our Stars


“At some point, you just pull off the Band-Aid and it hurts, but then it’s over and you’re relieved.”
― John Green, quote from Looking for Alaska / An Abundance of Katherines / Paper Towns / The Fault in Our Stars



“Like Emily Dickinson, I ain’t afraid of slant rhyme / And that’s the end of this verse; emcee’s out on a high.”
― John Green, quote from Looking for Alaska / An Abundance of Katherines / Paper Towns / The Fault in Our Stars


“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, quote from Looking for Alaska / An Abundance of Katherines / Paper Towns / The Fault in Our Stars


“was early evening—the fields receding into a pink invisibility as they rose back into the horizon. Colin felt his heart slamming in his chest. He wondered if she even wanted to see him. He’d taken “sleeping over at Janet’s” as a hint, but maybe it wasn’t. Maybe she really was sleeping at Janet’s, whoever that was—which would mean a lot of hiking for naught. After five minutes of driving, he reached the fenced-in field that had once been home to Hobbit the horse. He climbed over the tri-logged fence and jogged across the field. Colin, of course, did not”
― John Green, quote from Looking for Alaska / An Abundance of Katherines / Paper Towns / The Fault in Our Stars


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John Green
Born place: in Indianapolis, The United States
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