John Green

I have a Churchillian relationship with alcohol: I can crack jokes and govern England and do anything I want to do. Except not drink.

John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

So Zeno is most famous for his tortoise paradox. Let us imagine that you are in a race with a tortoise. The tortoise has a ten-yard head start. In the time it takes you to run that ten yards, the tortoise has moved one yard. And then in the time it takes you to make up that distance, the tortoise goes a bit farther, and so on forever. You are faster than the tortoise but you can never catch him; you can only decrease his lead.

John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

If you don’t live a life in service of a greater good, you’ve gotta at least die a death in service of a greater good, you know?

John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

The urge to make art or contemplate philosophy does not go away when you are sick. Those urges just become transfigured by illness.

John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Cancer kids are essentially side effects of the relentless mutation that made the diversity of life on earth possible.

John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

If you were to go, and hopefully someday you will, you would see a lot of paintings of dead people. You’d see Jesus on the cross, and you’d see a dude get stabbed in the neck, and you’d see people dying at sea and in battle and a parade of martyrs. But Not. One. Single. Cancer. Kid. Nobody biting it from the plague or smallpox or yellow fever or whatever, because there is no glory in illness. There is no meaning to it. There is no honor in dying of.

John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Good friends are hard to find and impossible to forget.

John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

The thing about dead people… The thing is you sound like a bastard if you don’t romanticize them, but the truth is… complicated, I guess.

John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

If we’d put them in a vase in the living room, they would have been everyone’s flowers. I wanted them to be my flowers.

John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Thinking you won’t die is yet another side effect of dying.

John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

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