John Green Quotes.
One day, youвЂ™re 17 and youвЂ™re planning for someday. And then quietly, without you ever really noticing, someday is today. And then someday is yesterday. And this is your life.
Reading a good book helps us to feel un-alone.
I’m not sure if I’m depressed. I mean, I’m not exactly sad. But I’m not exactly happy either. I can laugh and joke and smile during the day, But sometimes when I’m alone at night I forget how to feel.
Grief doesn’t change you. It reveals you.
I’ve read a lot of bad books. I used to review books for a living, and when you’re a reviewer you read tons of terrible books.
I always wondered if there was a purpose to the universe, if there was a plan, if there was some sort of organizing factor, hopefully that I played a role in.
I love making YouTube videos. I love Tumblr, I love Twitter. I love talking with people I find interesting about stuff I find interesting, and the Internet is a great way to do that.
I think instead writers and publishers and readers need to go to the places where people are, and make the argument that there is great value to the quiet, contemplative process of reading a novel, that reading great books carefully offers pleasures and consolations that no iPad app ever can.
Every time I try to set something in Chicago, I get intimidated by ‘Augie March.’ It’s easy to set something in Indianapolis – we don’t have ‘Augie March’ here. But I love writing about Chicago, and I love being there and imagining lives in Chicago. I hope to set something there in the future, but it’s intimidating.
One of the pitfalls of writing about illness is that it is very easy to imagine people with cancer as either these wise, beyond-their-years creatures or else these sad-eyed, tragic people. And the truth is people living with cancer are very much like people who are not living with cancer.
To be human is to catch the falling person.
By saying you donвЂ™t care if the world falls apart, in some small way youвЂ™re saying you want it to stay together, on your own terms.
It’s hard to get movie studios to pay a lot of money for movies that don’t have robots or explosions.
Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood.