I’m just scared of ghost and home is full of them.
What is the nature of being a person? What is the best way to go about being a person? How did we come to be, and what will become of us when we are no longer?
At some point, you just pull off the bandaid and it hurts, but then it’s over and you’re relieved.
Right. I’d forgotten about her.’ He shook his head. ‘That keeps happening.
And then the line was quite but not dead. I almost felt like he was there in my room with me, but in a way it was better, like I was not in my room and he was not in his, but instead we were together in some invisible and tenuous third space that could only be visited on the phone.
You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world, old man, but you do have some say in who hurts you
The Fault In Our Stars, John Green (Page 313)
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.
When did we see each other face-to-face? Not until you saw into my cracks and I saw into yours. Before that, we were just looking at ideas of each other, like looking at your window shade but never seeing inside. But once the vessel cracks, the light can get in. The light can get out.
See, the problem with guys is that we’re needy, but we’re taught that we’re not allowed to be needy. So when we get in a situation where we’re allowed to be vulnerable, we sort of, like, rip it open and let need flow out, and it’s kind of disgusting.
“Did you know that for pretty much the entire history of the human species, the average life span was less than thirty years? You could count on ten years or so of real adulthood, right? There was no planning for retirement, There was no planning for a career. There was no planning. No time for plannning. No time for a future. But then the life spans started getting longer, and people started having more and more future. And now life has become the future. Every moment of your life is lived for the future—you go to high school so you can go to college so you can get a good job so you can get a nice house so you can afford to send your kids to college so they can get a good job so they can get a nice house so they can afford to send their kids to college.” ― John Green, Paper Towns
I may die young, but at least I’ll die smart.
“Alaska Young”, Looking for Alaska, John Green (via deluminary)
You are going to live a good and long life filled with great and terrible moments that you cannot even imagine yet.
The world, is not a wish-granting factory.
Agustus Waters (The Fault In Our Stars, John Green)
I believe in the power of text. I believe stories make us feel less lonely, and that stories can make us find more empathy towards other people and identify with their lives. I find, and I’m pretty sure it’s the same with most human beings, that it’s very hard to truly, deeply identify with other people’s lives that are completely different from me and my life. When I read literature, I manage to grasp that my world is not the only world, and that my life is not the only life that exists.