John Green is the award-winning, #1 bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with David Levithan), and The Fault in Our Stars. His many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. John has twice been a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize and was selected by TIME magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers (youtube.com/vlogbrothers) and co-created the online educational series CrashCourse (youtube.com/crashcourse). You can join the millions who follow him on Twitter @johngreen and Instagram @johngreenwritesbooks or visit him online at johngreenbooks.com.
John Green quotes
The world is not a wish-granting factory.
Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.
The marks humans leave are too often scars.
You can love someone so much…But you can never love people as much as you can miss them.
What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?
What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.
Books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like a betrayal.
It is so hard to leave—until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world.
I’m not saying that everything is survivable. Just that everything except the last thing is.
They love their hair because they’re not smart enough to love something more interesting.
Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin.
I may die young, but at least I’ll die smart.
Some people have lives; some people have music.
If you don’t imagine, nothing ever happens at all.
You realize that trying to keep your distance from me will not lessen my affection for you. All efforts to save me from you will fail.
You are so busy being YOU that you have no idea how utterly unprecedented you are.
You don’t remember what happened. What you remember becomes what happened.
You like someone who can’t like you back because unrequited love can be survived in a way that once-requited love cannot.
I try to live life so that I can live with myself.
There’s some people in this world who you can just love and love and love no matter what.
What matters to you defines your mattering.
Our fearlessness shall be our secret weapon.
Your now is not your forever.
Sometimes people don’t understand the promises they’re making when they make them.
There is no Them. There are only facets of Us.
The rules of capitalization are so unfair to words in the middle of a sentence.
At some point we all look up and realize we are lost in a maze.
Anybody can look at you. It’s quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see.
True love will triumph in the end—which may or may not be a lie, but if it is a lie, it’s the most beautiful lie we have.
We are as indestructible as we believe ourselves to be.
I’m so proud of you that it makes me proud of me. I hope you know that.
Once you think a thought, it is extremely difficult to unthink it.
Pain is like fabric: The stronger it is, the more it’s worth.
I love you present tense.
We all use the future to escape the present.
Do you know what your problem is? You can’t live with the idea that someone might leave.
You are as real as anyone, and your doubts make you more real, not less.
What I love about science is that as you learn, you don’t really get answers. You just get better questions.
Love is keeping the promise anyway.
Everybody should have true love, and it should last at least as long as your life does.
The world wasn’t made for us, we were made for the world
No matter how hard you kick, no matter how high you get, you can’t go all the way around.
Last words are always harder to remember when no one knows that someone’s about to die.
There are always answers. We just have to be smart enough.
I is the hardest word to define.
Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia.
Truth resists simplicity.
Just remember that sometimes, the way you think about a person isn’t the way they actually are.
I liked being a person. I wanted to keep at it.
If you don’t say the honest thing, it never becomes true.
Break hearts, not promises.
Life has become the future. Every moment of your life is lived for the future.
The worse the haircut, the better the man.
Great news for someone is always bad news for someone else.