#QuestionsIAskMyself : “How will I ever get out of this labyrinth of suffering?”- Looking for Alaska
(Best quote on here.)
I’ve noticed that everybody who hates on John Green is always very angry about it.
Listen, you’re allowed to not like his books and not appreciate his quotes, and not watch his videos. You don’t have to be involved with any of that. But just know that he has done more positive things for this world than most of us ever will. Everything he does is out of positivity and love. But everybody makes mistakes. So to those who nitpick some little things he has said, I would love to see your fame skyrocket and watch people tear you apart for the shit you might do and say.
I understand that when things you don’t like become popular *cough*twilight*cough* it can be hard to treat them with respect. But lets face the fact that The Fault in Our Stars is probably going to be a classic in 50 years, it will be alongside the Harry Potter series, and even his other books will be there to a lesser extent. They will all be there for good reason.
I hate To Kill a Mockingbird. I really do. But I understand that it is lauded for good reason. I got over it. You should too.
I see lots of people calling him pretentious. Pretentious is the wrong word for John. He has pride, and he is allowed to be proud of the community that he helped create, and the books that he has written, and the success that he and his brother has found. And even through his pride he still remains kind, and funny, and treats everyone with respect. Everybody could learn a lesson from him, most of us have less to be proud of than him, yet show the opposite in our attitudes.
Don’t take this the wrong way, because every quote here is very close to my heart. But “profound” is the absolute wrong word to describe these quotes. They are perfect in their simplicity. They are the opposite of profound, and their poignancy is what makes them beautiful. John Green has this talent for revealing emotion in a very real way without the pretentiousness of profundity. I think Augustus is the perfect example of what John Green thinks of profundity. He is basically John Green’s way of saying “Stop trying to be profound, you look like an idiot. Just let others decide what is profound to them.”
I also find that I had liked this #quote then also too or #whatever :
“You like someone who can’t like you back because unrequited love can be survived in a way that once-requited love cannot.”
And so #thus This quote has changed my life and become my sort of religion:
“We need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken. We think that we are invincible because we are. We cannot be born, and we cannot die. Like all energy, we can only change shapes and sizes and manifestations. They forget that when they get old. They get scared of losing and failing. But that part of us greater than the sum of our parts cannot begin and cannot end, and so it cannot fail.”
– Looking For Alaska
“Maybe there’s something you’re afraid to say, or someone you’re afraid to love, or somewhere you’re afraid to go. It’s gonna hurt. It’s gonna hurt because it matters.”
However, I just don’t like the way he uses his characters as mouthpieces to convey his elegant insight.
“The world is not a wish-granting machine.” – The Fault in Our Stars
“You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world, but you do have some say on who hurts you. I like my choices. I hope she likes hers.” – Augustus Waters #justsaying
Shakespeare misused and made up how many words again…? Oh yeah…
Specific writing styles may involve a use of words in a nature not normally found in modern day literature. John Green writes metaphorically A LOT. #justsaying
“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.” –Looking for Alaska
Paper Towns is, by far, my favorite though..