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John Green’s “Looking for Alaska” Quotes (107 Quotes)


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  • And it was just the three of us - three bodies and two people - the three who knew what had happened and too many layers between all of us too much keeping us from one another.
    (John Green, "Looking for Alaska")

  • Entropy increases. Things fall apart.
    (John Green, "Looking for Alaska")

  • I may die young, but at least I'll die smart.
    (John Green, "Looking for Alaska")

  • Is it so hard to die, Mr. Lewis? Is that labyrinth really worse than this one?
    (John Green, "Looking for Alaska")

  • Reading it the night before, I'd wondered if it would be like that for me-if in one moment, I would finally understand her, know her, and understand the role I'd played in her dying. But I wasn't convinced enlightenment struck like lightining.
    (John Green, "Looking for Alaska")


  • There's your labyrinth of suffering. We are all going. Find your way out of that maze.
    (John Green, "Looking for Alaska")

  • You just use the future to escape the present.
    (John Green, "Looking for Alaska")

  • And people are moody, dude. You gotta get used to living with people.
    (John Green, "Looking for Alaska")

  • 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. The Buddha knew one thing science didn't prove for millennia after his death: Entropy increases. Things fall apart.
    (John Green, "Looking for Alaska")

  • I mean, it's stupid to miss someone you didn't even get along with. But I don't know, it was nice, you know, having someone you could always fight with.
    (John Green, "Looking for Alaska")

  • 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, "Looking for Alaska")

  • Scared isn't a good excuse. Scared is the excuse everyone has always used.
    (John Green, "Looking for Alaska")

  • They love their hair because they're not smart enough to love something more interesting.
    (John Green, "Looking for Alaska")

  • You smoke to enjoy it, I smoke to die.
    (John Green, "Looking for Alaska")

  • And then I screwed up and the Colonel screwed up and Takumi screwed up and she slipped through our fingers.
    (John Green, "Looking for Alaska")


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