122+ Best John Green Quotes: Exclusive Selection

John Michael Green is an American author and YouTube content creator. He won the 2006 Printz Award for his debut novel, Looking for Alaska, and his fourth solo novel, The Fault in Our Stars, debuted at number one on The New York Times Best Seller list in January 2012. Profoundly inspirational John Green quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

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Famous John Green Quotes

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

Some infinities are bigger than other infinities John Green

Everything that comes together falls apart Everything The chair I’m sitting on It was built, and so it will fall apart I’m gonna fall apart, probably before this chair And you’re gonna fall apart The cells and organs and systems that make you they came together, grew together, and so must fall apart The Buddha knew one thing science didn’t prove for millennia after his death Entropy increases Things fall apart John Green

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

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 John Green

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 a hurricane John Green

One day, you’re 17 and you’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 John Green

I wanted so badly to lie down next to her on the couch, to wrap my arms around her and sleep John Green

Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood John Green

I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things John Green

It seems to me that the great pleasure of human life is not in having an opinion, but rather in learning all the ways you are wrong, and all the nuances you failed to account for, and all the truths that turned out to be not as simple as you once believed And it seems to me that one of the central pleasures of attending school is that you get to read with really well informed people who can help welcome you into a complex world stuffed with rich and maddening ambiguity John Green

I want more numbers than I’m likely to get, and God, I want more numbers for Augustus Waters than he got But Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity John Green

I don’t think your missing pieces ever fit inside you again once they go missing John Green

Books are the ultimate Dumpees put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back John Green

The world may be broken, but hope is not crazy John Green Quotes

They don’t kill you unless you light them And I’ve never lit one It’s a metaphor, see you put the killing thing right between your teeth, but you don’t give it the power to do its killing A metaphor John Green

Maybe our favorite quotations say more about us than about the stories and people we’re quoting John Green

The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive John Green

You are helpful, and you are loved, and you are forgiven, and you are not alone John Green

We are a hot mess John Green

Every year, many, many stupid people graduate from college And if they can do it, so can you John Green

When I look at my room, I see a girl who loves books John Green

You can love someone so much But you can never love people as much as you can miss them John Green

I fell in love the way you fall asleep Slowly, then all at once John Green

Just a word of advice Whenever you’re furious with your parents or you think they’re terrible, just remember, you vomited on them and they kept you John Green

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

Just a word of advice Whenever you’re furious with your parents or you think they’re terrible, just remember, you vomited on them and they kept you John Green

That’s who you really like The people you can think out loud in front of John Green

If you don’t imagine, nothing ever happens at all John Green

Here’s to all the places we went And all the places we’ll go And here’s to me, whispering again and again and again and again iloveyou John Green

I love being in cities with lots of other people because I’m reminded that there are billions of people like me, and we are each stuck inside of our minds, feverishly trying to crawl out to make connections with other people John Green

You can never love someone as much as you miss them John Green

My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations John Green

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

We all use the future to escape the present John Green

He liked the mere act of reading, the magic of turning scratches on a page into words inside his head John Green

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 John Green

And then there are books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like betrayal John Green

I think inspiration is always around; it’s just a question of whether or not you’re noticing it John Green

He was gone, and I did not have time to tell him what I had just now realized that I forgave him, and that she forgave us, and that we had to forgive to survive in the labyrinth John Green

How do you just stop being terrified of getting left behind and ending up by yourself forever and not meaning anything to the world? John Green

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

Harry Potter isn’t real? Oh no! Wait, wait, what do you mean by real? Is this video blog real? Am I real if you can see me and hear me, but only through the internet? Are you real if I can read your comment but I don’t know who you are or what your name is or where you’re from or what you look like or how old you are? I know all of those things about Harry Potter Maybe Harry Potter’s real and you’re not John Green Quotes

That’s the thing about pain Augustus said, and then glanced back at me It demands to be felt John Green

Not that smart Not that hot Not that nice Not that funny That’s me I’m not that John Green

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

I just want to do something that matters Or be something that matters I just want to matter John Green

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

We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreparably broken John Green

And then something invisible snapped insider her, and that which had come together commenced to fall apart John Green

Life works best when we think of people as people John Green

It always shocked me when I realized that I wasn’t the only person in the world who thought and felt such strange and awful things John Green

I really think that reading is just as important as writing when you’re trying to be a writer John Green

What’s the point in being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable? How very odd, to believe God gave you life, and yet not think that life asks more of you than watching TV John Green

You are never, ever choosing whether to use symbols You are choosing which symbols to use John Green

Maybe there is 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 John Green

My interest is in trying to reflect the reality of experience John Green

The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive John Green

My interest as a writer is not in reflecting actual human speech, which, of course, does not occur in sentences and is totally undiagrammable John Green

I feel like, like, how you matter is defined by the things that matter to you You matter as much as the things that matter to you John Green

Reading is always an act of empathy It’s always an imagining of what it’s like to be someone else John Green

Given the final futility of our struggle, is the fleeting jolt of meaning that art gives us valuable? Or is the only value in passing the time as comfortable as possible? What should a story seek to emulate, Augustus? A ringing alarm? A call to arms? A morphine drip? Of course, like all interrogation of the universe, this line of inquiry inevitably reduces us to asking what it means to be human and whether to borrow a phrase from the angst encumbered sixteen year olds you no doubt revile there is a point to it all John Green

Writing, or at least good writing, is an outgrowth of that urge to use language to communicate complex ideas and experiences between people John Green

The past feels distant, even when it’s near The future feels assured, even when it isn’t John Green

When I think about characters, I like to think of them in their relationships to each other John Green