What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.
Saying ‘I notice you’re a nerd’ is like saying, ‘Hey, I notice that you’d rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you’d rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?
|—||John Green. (via just-another-silly-obsession)|
What a slut time is. She screws everybody.
|—||John Green in The Fault in Our Stars (via tistje)|
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 (via kn0ckturn)|
We pretend like we live in a world of harsh edges, but there are no harsh edges. There are no borders between these things. Those hard lines are all imaginary and they’re just created for convenience. Whether it’s loving or growing up or raising a child or having a job—these aren’t destinations. They’re not achievements to unlock. Life isn’t a video game. It’s a journey. Everything is a journey and we get to travel it together and I hope that you enjoy it.
|—||Hank Green, “Thoughts on Growing up” (via its-cassidy)|
I take quite a lot of pride in not knowing what’s cool.
|—||John Green, The Fault In Our Stars (via the-one-and-only-unicorn)|
We need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken. We think we are invincible because we are.
|—||John Green, Looking For Alaska (via the-one-and-only-unicorn)|