In those fifty, the Old Man made me take religion seriously. I'd never been religious, but he told us that religion is important whether or not we believed in one, the same way that historical events are important whether or not you personally lived through them.
("Looking for Alaska")
More Quotes from John Green:And then something invisible snapped insider her, and that which had come together commenced to fall apart.
Any evaluation of Robertson would be fairly mixed. If you're in the White House, you wouldn't want Robertson on his TV program attacking you. On the other hand, you probably wouldn't want to be closely aligned with him.
The sun was a toddler insistently refusing to go to bed: It was past eight thirty and still light.
The nature of the labyrinth, I scribbled into my spiral notebook, and the way out of it. This teacher rocked. I hated discussion classes. I hated talking, and I hated listening to everyone else stumble on their words and try to phrase things in the vaguest possible way so they wouldn't sound dumb, and I hated how it was all just a game of trying to figure out what the teacher wanted to hear and then saying it. I'm in class, so teach me.
Things never happened like I imagined them.
Not the brightest gem in the jewelry shop, but you've got to admire his single-minded dedication to drug abuse.
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