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  • At some point we all look up and realize we are lost in a maze.
    (John Green, "Looking for Alaska")

  • I began to swim, an armless silver mermaid, using only my hips to generate motion, until finally my ass scraped against the lake's mucky bottom. I turned then and used my hips and waist to roll three times, until I came ashore near a ratty green towel. They'd left me a towel. How thoughtful.
    (John Green, "Looking for Alaska")

  • 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.
    (John Green, "Looking for Alaska")

  • Last words are always harder to remember when no one knows that someone's about to die.
    (John Green, "Looking for Alaska")

  • That didn't happen, of course. Things never happened the way I imagined them.
    (John Green, "Looking for Alaska")


  • We didn't talk much. But we didn't need to.
    (John Green, "Looking for Alaska")

  • A small olive-skinned creature who had hit puberty but never hit it very hard, Ben had been my best friend since fifth grade, when we both finally owned up to the fact that neither of us was likely to attract anyone else as a best friend.
    (John Green, "Paper Towns")

  • Dude, I don't want to talk about Lacey's prom shoes. And I'll tell you why: I have this thing that makes me really uninterested in prom shoes. It's called a penis.
    (John Green, "Paper Towns")

  • In the end the listening exposes you even more than it exposes the people you're trying to listen to.
    (John Green, "Paper Towns")

  • Maybe this time she wanted to be found, and to be found by me.
    (John Green, "Paper Towns")

  • The abbreviated exam week meant that Wednesday was the last day of school for us. And all day long, it was hard not to walk around, thinking about the lastness of it all.
    (John Green, "Paper Towns")

  • We Play the broken string of our instruments one last time
    (John Green, "Paper Towns")

  • Barnacles on the container ship of consciousness.
    (John Green, "The Fault in Our Stars")

  • He really was beautiful. I know boys aren't supposed to be, but he was.
    (John Green, "The Fault in Our Stars")

  • I liked that he was a tenured professor in the Department of Slightly Crooked Smiles with a dual appointments in the Department of Having a Voice that Made My Skin Feel More Like Skin.
    (John Green, "The Fault in Our Stars")


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