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The 60 Best John Green Quotes

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John Green is a very quotable author. He knows how to yank at the heart strings better than most. Whether you’re 15 or 55, you may find yourself posting a John Green quote to Facebook knowing that it perfectly sums up your complicated life.

Here is the ultimate collection of the most quotable John Green quotes presented with beautiful, sharable picture quote (just for you).

I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.

What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?


You don’t remember what happened. What you remember becomes what happened.

I’d rather wonder than get answers I couldn’t live with.

When you acknowledge that there is nothing repulsive or unforgivable or shameful about yourself, it becomes easier to be that authentic person and feel like you’re living a less performed life.

Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.

What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.

That’s the thing about pain…it demands to be felt.

Youth is counted sweetest by those who are no longer young.

I take quite a lot of pride in not knowing what’s cool.

I try to live life so that I can live with myself.

I don’t think you can ever fill the empty space with the thing you lost.

You are going to live a good and long life filled with great and terrible moments that you cannot even imagine yet!

As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.

There’s some people in this world who you can just love and love and love no matter what.

Thomas Edison’s last words were ‘It’s very beautiful over there’. I don’t know where there is, but I believe it’s somewhere, and I hope it’s beautiful.

I was thinking about the word “handle” and all the unholdable things that get handled.

There is no Them. There are only facets of Us.


My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.

I just did some calculations and I’ve been able to determine that you’re full of shit.

Maybe there’s something you’re afraid to say, or someone you’re afraid to love, or somewhere you’re afraid to go. It’s gonna hurt. It’s gonna hurt because it matters.

The world is not a wish-granting factory.

I enjoy looking at beautiful people, and I decided a while ago not to deny myself the simpler pleasures of existence.

Truth resists simplicity.

I figured something out. The future is unpredictable.

You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world…but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.

As long as we don’t die, this is gonna be one hell of a story.

The world wasn’t made for us, we were made for the world.

And when people try to minimize your pain they are doing you a disservice. And when you try to minimize your own pain you’re doing yourself a disservice. Don’t do that. The truth is that it hurts because it’s real. It hurts because it mattered. And that’s an important thing to acknowledge to yourself. But that doesn’t mean that it won’t end, it won’t get better. Because it will.

Y’all smoke to enjoy it. I smoke to die.

I’m not saying that everything is survivable. Just that everything except the last thing is.

You can love someone so much…But you can never love people as much as you can miss them.


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.

That’s always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people want to be around someone because they’re pretty. It’s like picking your breakfast cereals based on color instead of taste.

We all use the future to escape the present.

What matters to you defines your mattering.

Once you think a thought, it is extremely difficult to unthink it.

Sometimes you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.

The marks humans leave are too often scars.

I don’t know a perfect person, I only know flawed people who are still worth loving.

At some point, you just pull off the Band-Aid, and it hurts, but then it’s over and you’re relieved.

I wanted so badly to lie down next to her on the couch, to wrap my arms around her and sleep. Not fuck, like in those movies. Not even have sex. Just sleep together in the most innocent sense of the phrase. But I lacked the courage and she had a boyfriend and I was gawky and she was gorgeous and I was hopelessly boring and she was endlessly fascinating. So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was hurricane.


Just remember that sometimes, the way you think about a person isn’t the way they actually are.

You like someone who can’t like you back because unrequited love can be survived in a way that once-requited love cannot.

We all want to do something to mitigate the pain of loss or to turn grief into something positive, to find a silver lining in the clouds. But I believe there is real value in just standing there, being still, being sad.

There’s no shortage of fault to be found amid our stars.

It is so hard to leave—until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world.

Talking to a drunk person was like talking to an extremely happy, severely brain-damaged three-year-old.

We’re as likely to hurt the universe as we are to help it, and we’re not likely to do either.

Peeing is like a good book in that it is very, very hard to stop once you start.

You are helpful, and you are loved, and you are forgiven, and you are not alone.

We all matter, maybe less then a lot but always more than none.

That smile could end wars and cure cancer.

The worse the haircut, the better the man.

She loved mysteries so much that she became one.

We need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken, we think we are invincible because we are.

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