100 Inspirational John Green Quotes About Love, Life

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John Green born on August 24, 1977, is an American author, YouTube content creator, and speaker. He won the 2006 Printz Award for his debut novel, Looking for Alaska. In 2008 Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Novel for his novel The Fault in Our Stars. (Read The Fault in our Stars quotes)

He also made the New York Times Best Seller list in January 2012 with The Fault in Our Stars. In 2012, he was awarded the American Library Association’s Margaret A. Edwards Award for his “significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature”.

John Green Quotes About Love

Green’s work has been translated into more than thirty languages. In 2014, he co-founded the online educational media company DFTBA Records with his brother Hank Green and also co-created the popular YouTube channel Vlogbrothers. He also created a series of educational videos called Crash Course.

John Green is considered one of the most influential writers of the 20th century by receiving countless awards for his best-selling books. Some of the best novels including Paper Towns and The Faut in our Stars have also been adapted into movies were a commercial and critical success.

According to Time magazine, in 2014 John Green was The 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Here we are sharing a collection of John Green quotes about love, life from his best selling novels The Fault in our Stars (2012), Looking for Alaska (2005), An Abundance of Katherines (2006), Paper Towns (2008), and Turtles All the Way Down (2017).

John Green Quotes

“You are helpful, and you are loved, and you are forgiven, and you are not alone.” ― John Green

“Our fearlessness shall be our secret weapon.” ― John Green

“It is the nature of stars to cross, and never was Shakespeare more wrong than when he had Cassius note, ‘The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars—but in ourselves.” ― John Green

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

“My interest is in trying to reflect the reality of experience.” ― John Green

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

“My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.” ― John Green

“That’s the thing about pain, it demands to be felt.” ― John Green

“The marks humans leave are too often scars.” ― John Green

“That smile could end wars and cure cancer.” ― John Green

John Mark Green Quotes

“It is so hard to leave—until you leave. And then it is the easiest g*dd*mn*d thing in the world.” ― John Green

“What a slut time is. She screws everybody.” ― John Green

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

“He wanted to draw out the moment before the moment—because as good as kissing feels, nothing feels as good as the anticipation of it.” ― John Green

“Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.” ― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

“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.” ― John Green

“Those awful things are survivable because we are as indestructible as we believe ourselves to be.” ― John Green

“You can love someone so much—but you can never love someone as much as you miss them.” ― John Green

“What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.” ― John Green

“Language buries, but it does not resurrect.” ― John Green

John Green Quotes About Love

“You don’t remember what happened. What you remember becomes what happened.” ― John Green

“At some point, you just pemembe-aid, and it hurts, but then it’s over and you’re relieved.” ― John Green

“Maybe okay will be our always.” ― John Green

“You can’t just make me different and then leave.” ― 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’m starting to realize that people lack good mirrors. It’s so hard for anyone to show us how we look, and so hard for us to show anyone how we feel.” ― John Green

“You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world—but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.” ― John Green

“But emotional experience is as real and as valid as physical experience.” ― John Green

“We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreparably broken.” ― John Green

“You like someone who can’t like you back because unrequited love can be survived in a way that once-requited love cannot.” ― John Green

John Green Quotes About Life

“I don’t believe that everybody gets to keep their eyes or not get sick or whatever, but everybody should have true love, and it should last at least as long as your life does.” ― John Green

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

“‘Some people don’t understand the promises they’re making when they make them,’ I said. ‘Right, of course. But you keep the promise anyway. That’s what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway.’” ― John Green

“There are some people in this world who you can just love and love and love no matter what.” ― John Green

“That’s who you really like. The people you can think out loud in front of.” ― 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 you so much and I just want you to love me like I love you.” ― John Green

“’I’m in love with you,’ he said quietly. ‘Augustus,’ I said. ‘I am,’ he said. He was staring at me, and I could see the corners of his eyes crinkling. ‘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

“The feeling of loving her and being loved by her welled up in him, and he could taste the adrenaline in the back of his throat, and maybe it wasn’t over, and maybe he could feel her hand in his again and hear her loud, brash voice contort itself into a whisper to say I-love-you as if it were a secret, and an immense one.” ― John Green

“Because you are beautiful. I enjoy looking at beautiful people, and I decided a while ago not to deny myself the simpler pleasures of existence.” ― John Green

John Green Book Quotes

“I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.’” ― John Green

“You realize that trying to keep your distance from me will not lessen my affection for you,‘ he said.” ― John Green

“And if I had cared about her as I should have, as I thought I did, how could I have let her go?” ― John Green

“Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood.” ― John Green

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

“If you don’t imagine, nothing ever happens at all.” ― John Green

“The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.” ― John Green

“Whatever you’re worried about, you’re bigger than the worries.” ― John Green

“The world is not a wish-granting factory.” ― John Green

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

Quotes From John Green Books

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

“You are so busy being ‘you’ that you have no idea how utterly unprecedented you are.” ― John Green

“Without pain, how could we know joy?’ This is an old argument in the field of thinking about suffering and its stupidity and lack of sophistication could be plumbed for centuries but suffice it to say that the existence of broccoli does not, in any way, affect the taste of chocolate.” ― John Green

“Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia. 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.” ― John Green

“Sometimes you lose a battle. But mischief always wins the war.” ― John Green

“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.” ― John Green

“There are, of course, smart risks. The proper line to run through life is somewhere between extreme caution and extreme aggression.” ― 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

“Our lives are composed of a finite set of moments that we choose how to spend.” ― John Green

“If the inevitability of human oblivion worries you, I encourage you to ignore it. God knows that’s what everyone else does.” ― John Green

John Green Inspirational Quotes

“The town was paper, but the memories were not.” ― John Green

“We often imagine the world as a zero-sum game, as a place where good news for someone is necessarily bad news for someone else. But I believe that kindness can change that arithmetic.” ― John Green

“For me at least, fiction is the only way I can even begin to twist my lying memories into something true.” ― 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.” ― John Green

“We all use the future to escape the present.” ― 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

“I thought being an adult meant knowing what you believe, but that has not been my experience.” ― John Green

“We can’t love our neighbors till we know how crooked their hearts are.” ― John Green

“True terror isn’t being scared; it’s not having a choice on the matter.” ― John Green

“I don’t see a future where we’re all taught by robots. The real life, physical experience of being in a classroom and having conversations with knowledgeable people is immeasurably valuable and irreplaceable.” ― John Green

Best John Green Quotes

“And now life has become the future. Every moment of your life is lived for the future.” ― John Green

“I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.” ― 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

“If people could see me the way I see myself—if they could live in my memories—would anyone love me?” ― John Green

“Life works best when we think of people as people.” ― John Green

“Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.” ― John Green

“Writing is something you do alone.” ― John Green

“You are never, ever choosing whether to use symbols. You are choosing which symbols to use.” ― 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

“You’re both the fire and the water that extinguishes it. You’re the narrator, the protagonist, and the sidekick. You’re the storyteller and the story told. You are somebody’s something, but you are also your you.” ― John Green

John Mark Green Book Quotes

“When I look at my room, I see a girl who loves books.” ― John Green

“I wouldn’t have a career if it weren’t for independent bookstores.” ― John Green

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

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

“We’re all just facilitators. The real business is done by readers.” ― 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

“All the characters are made out of words. With reading, I understand that the people aren’t real but the fact that they are made out of language and are made out of words is extremely powerful to me. It becomes transformative for me. Different people have different ways of trying to make stories using language.” ― 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

“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.” ― John Green

“The challenge is the same whether or not I’m collaborating: to empathize with your reader and to tell a story that will matter to him or her. But the mechanics of going about that challenge change when you’re collaborating, because you have someone to help refine your thinking and expand your vision of what might happen.” ― John Green

Famous John Green Quotes

“Nostalgia is inevitably a yearning for a past that never existed and when I’m writing, there are no bees to sting me out of my sentimentality.” ― 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

“We’re professional worriers. You’re constantly imagining things that could go wrong and then writing about them.” ― John Green

“I also like to remind myself of something my dad said in response to writers’ block: ‘Coal miners don’t get coal miners’ block.” ― John Green

“One of the pitfalls about writing about illness is that it is very easy to imagine people with cancer as either these wise-beyond-their-years creatures or these sad-eyed tragic people.” ― John Green

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

“I think teenagers bring a lot of intellectual sophistication. They’re wrestling with big questions. It’s just that, a lot of times they do that separately from adults.” ― John Green

“You do not immortalize the lost by writing about them.” ― John Green

“Writing fiction is an inherently political activity because people — even imaginary ones — do not live in vacuums.” ― John Green

“There’s not a lot of room for un-ironic emotion in contemporary culture. I think that irony is an important tool in dealing with the world as we find it. It’s a tool of protection, but it can also be a tool of incision to get to some truth. But along the way maybe we’ve lost some of what I think of as the power of straightforward emotion and earnestness and seriousness.” ― John Green

Did you fall in love with these John Green quotes?

I still remember the time when I read John Green‘s best-selling novel “The Fault in our stars” and was so in love with his writing skills. The simplicity of his writing skills connected many in some deep level.

Whatever the reason, there is no doubt he is a great author and has a way with words that even the simplest sentences carry so many deep emotions that you can’t control yourself and flow the waves of emotions.

We hope you find these John Green quotes about love and life inspiring and make you find the deep hidden meaning behind those simplest words.

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