59+ Best Looking For Alaska Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Looking For Alaska Quotes

At some point we all look up and realize we are lost in a maze. — John Green

People, I thought, wanted security. They couldn’t bear the idea of death being a big black nothing, couldn’t bear the thought of their loved ones not existing, and couldn’t even imagine themselves not existing. I finally decided that people believed in an afterlife because they couldn’t bear not to. — John Green

But why Alaska?’ I asked her. ‘Well, later, I found out what it means. It’s from an Aleut word, Alyeska. It means ‘that which the sea breaks against,’ and I love that. But at the time, I just saw Alaska up there. And it was big, just like I wanted to be. — John Green

How will I ever get out of this labyrinth! In reality, How will I ever get out of this labyrinth! were probably not Simon Bolivar’s last words (although he did, historically, say them). His last words may have been Jose! Bring the luggage. They do not want us here. The significant source for How will I ever get out of this labyrinth! is also Alaska’s source, Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s The General in his Labyrinth. — John Green

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. — Miles Pudge Halter

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. — Looking for Alaska

People believed in an afterlife because they couldn’t bear not to. — John Green

Memories fall apart, too. And then you’re left with nothing, left not even with a ghost but with its shadow. — Miles Pudge Halter

You can’t just make me different, and then leave. Because I was fine before, Alaska. I was just fine with me and last words and school friends, and you can’t just make me different and then die. — John Green

But we can’t know better until knowing better is useless. — 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

We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreparably broken. — Alaska Young

She has great breasts, the Colonel said without looking up from the whale. DO NOT OBJECTIFY WOMEN’S BODIES! Alaska shouted. Now he looked up. Sorry. Perky breasts. That’s not any better! — John Green

[She is] a woman so strong she burns heaven and drenches hell. — Miles Pudge Halter

We think that we are invincible because we are. We cannot be born, and we cannot die. Like all energy, we can only change shapes and sizes and manifestations. They forget that when they get old. They get scared of losing and failing. But that part of us greater than the sum of our parts cannot begin and cannot end, and so it cannot fail. — Miles Pudge Halter

I may die young, but at least I’ll die smart. — Alaska Young

Because no one can catch the motherfucking fox. — John Green

Y’all smoke to enjoy it. I smoke to die. — John Green

But that part of us greater than the sum of our parts cannot begin and cannot end, and so it cannot fail — John Green

I would always love Alaska Young, my crooked neighbor, with all my crooked heart. — John Green

She smiled with all the delight of a kid on Christmas morning and said, Y’all smoke to enjoy it. I smoke to die. — Alaska — John Green

That was part of her, and you used to know it. It’s like now you only care about the Alaska you made up. — John Green

I didn’t know whether to trust Alaska, and I’d certainly had enough of her unpredictability — cold one day, sweet the next; irresistibly flirty one moment, resistibly obnoxious the next. I preferred the Colonel: At least when he was cranky, he had a reason. — John Green

Did I help you toward a fate you didn’t want, Alaska, or did I just assist in your willful self-destruction? — John Green

When adults say, Teenagers think they are invincible with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, they don’t know how right they are. — Miles Pudge Halter

There were so many of us who would have to live with things done and things left undone that day. Things that did not go right, things that seemed okay at the time because we could not see the future. If only we could see the endless string of consequences that result from our smallest actions. But we can’t know better until knowing better is useless. — John Green

Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia. — 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 you—they came together, grew together, and so must fall apart. — Old Man

When you stopped wishing things wouldn’t fall apart, you’d stop suffering when they did. — Miles Pudge Halter

Let’s make a deal: You figure out what the labyrinth is and how to get out of it, and i’ll get you laid. -Alaska Young — John Green

Those awful things are survivable because we are as indestructible as we believe ourselves to be. — Alaska Young

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

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. — Looking for Alaska

I could try to pretend that I didn’t care anymore, but it could never be true again. You can’t just make yourself matter, and then die, Alaska, because now, I am irretrievably different, and I’m sorry I let you go, yes, but you made the choice. — John Green

Have you really read all those books in your room? Alaska laughing- Oh God no. I’ve maybe read a third of ‘em. But I’m going to read them all. I call it my Life’s Library. Every summer since I was little, I’ve gone to garage sales and bought all the books that looked interesting. So I always have something to read. — John Green

Because everybody who has ever lost their way in life has felt the nagging insistence of that question. At some point we all look up and realize we are lost in a maze, and I dont want us to forget Alaska, and I don’t want to forget that even when the material we study seems boring, we’re trying to und3erstand how people answered that question and the question each of you posed in your papers–how different traditions have come to terms with what Chip, in his final, called ‘people’s rotten lots in life. — John Green

We cannot be born, and we cannot die. Like all energy, we can only change shapes and sizes and manifestations. — John Green

We are greater than the sum of our parts. — Miles Pudge Halter

The Colonel explained to me that 1. this was Alaska’s room, and that 2. she had a single room because the girl who was supposed to be her roommate got kicked out at the end of last year, and that 3. Alaska had cigarettes, although the Colonel neglected to ask whether 4. I smoked, which 5. I didn’t. — John Green

This one’s for Alaska Young! — John Green

I wanted to be one of those people who have streaks to maintain, who scorch the ground with their intensity. But for now, at least I knew such people, and they needed me, just like comets need tails. — Miles Pudge Halter

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. — Alaska Young

Suffering is universal. it’s the one thing Buddhists, Christians, and Muslims are all worried about. — John Green

What the hell is instant? Nothing is instant. — John Green

The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive. — Looking for Alaska

There is a part of her greater than the sum of her knowable parts. And that part has to go somewhere, because it cannot be destroyed. — John Green

It’s not life or death, the labyrinth. Suffering. Doing wrong and having wrong things happen to you. — John Green

We all use the future to escape the present. — John Green

I’m really not up for answering any questions that start with how, when, where, why or what. — John Green

They couldn’t bear the idea of death being a big black nothing. — John Green

And imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present. — John Green

But ultimately I do not believe that she was only matter. The rest of her must be recycled, too. I believe now that we are greater than the sum of our parts. If you take Alaska’s genetic code and you add her life experiences and the relationships she had with people, and then you take the size and shape of her body, you do not get her. There is something else entirely. There is a part of her greater than the sum of her knowable parts. And that part has to go somewhere, because it cannot be destroyed — John Green

If only we could see the endless string of consequences that result from our smallest actions. But we can’t know better until knowing better is useless. — John Green

No, I said. And maybe it was only because Alaska couldn’t hit the brakes and I couldn’t hit the accelerator. — John Green

I’m a bad boyfriend. She’s a bad girlfriend. We deserve each other. — John Green

Not to ask the obvious question, but why Alaska? — John Green

I knew that I would know more dead people. The bodies pile up. Could there be a space in my memory for each of them, or would I forget a little of Alaska every day for the rest of my life? — John Green

She’s just playing a trick on us. This is just an Alaska Young Prank Extraordinaire. It’s Alaska being Alaska, funny and playful and not knowing when or how to put on the brakes. — John Green

Alaska decided to go help Dolores with dinner. She said that it was sexist to leave the cooking to the women, but better to have good sexist food than crappy boy-prepared food. — John Green

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