There are very few writers in the world whose words can make you smile, cry, fall in love and break your heart all at once. John Green is one such rare soul. The author of the bestselling novel “The Fault In Our Stars”. His words have the magic of hitting you right at the spot and make you stop, think and wonder. John Green touched the hearts of many through his words and became one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2014 (according to Time Magazine). Here we present the 16 of the finest quotes from his novels that will make you fall in love with words all over again.
#1. People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason why the world is in chaos, is because things are being loved and people are being used.
#2. The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.
#3. 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.
#4. I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.
#5. I wanted so badly to lie down next to her on the couch, to wrap my arms around her and sleep. Not f*ck, like in those movies. Not even have sex. Just sleep together in the most innocent sense of the phrase.
#6. It is so hard to leave-until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world.
#7. Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.
#8. 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.
#9. It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you.
#10. 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.
#11. What you must understand about me is that I’m a deeply unhappy person.
#12. Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia. You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you’ll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.
#13. 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.
#14. That’s the thing about pain. It demands to be felt.
#15. Francois Rabelais. He was a poet. And his last words were “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.
#16. You can love someone so much. But you can never love people as much as you can miss them.
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