32 John Green Quotes That Will Move You to Your Core

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We Can't Promise You Won't Cry When Reading These John Green Quotes

If you loved his books, you'll love these John Green quotes.

New York Times bestselling author, John Green struck gold with his successful YA novels. From The Fault in Our Stars to Paper Towns, John Green has made a name for himself.

If you need a little inspiration or a good cry, take a look at some of the sweetest John Green quotes from his books. If you're at a loss for words, let John Green speak for yourself. Maybe they'll inspire you to read one of his many novels or watch the movie adaptations.

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John Green Quotes from Paper Towns

  • "Its so hard to leave ---until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world."

  • "If you don't imagine, nothing ever happens at all."

  • "What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person."

  • "That's always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people want to be around someone because they're pretty. It's like picking your breakfast cereals based on color instead of taste."

  • "I'm starting to realize that people lack good mirrors. It's so hard for everyone to show us how we look, and so hard for us to show anyone how we feel."

  • "You will go to the paper towns and never come back."

  • "Everyone gets a miracle."

  • "She loved mysteries so much, that she became one."

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John Green Quotes from The Fault in Our Stars

  • "Thats the thing about pain, it demands to be felt."

  • "The marks humans leave are too often scars."

  • "I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."

  • "Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you."

  • "My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations".

  • "I can't tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity."

  • "Maybe 'okay' will be our 'always'."

  • "It's a metaphor, see: you put the killing thing right between your teeth, but you don't give it power to do its killing."

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John Green Quotes from An Abundance of Katherines

  • "You don't remember what happened. What you remember becomes what happened."

  • "What is the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do something remarkable?"

  • "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."

  • "You can love someone so much but you can never love someone as much as you miss them."

  • "It's just that I learned a while ago that the best way to get people to like you is not to like them too much."

  • "If people could see me the way I see myself-- if they could live in my memories-- would anyone love me?"

  • "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."

  • "I don't think you can ever fill the empty space with the thing you lost."

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John Green Quotes from Looking for Alaska

  • "Those awful things are survivable because we are as indestructible as we believe ourselves to be."

  • "At some point, you just pull off the band-aid, and it hurts, but then it's over and you're relieved."

  • "We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreparably broken."

  • "I know so many last words. But I will never know hers."

  • "It always shocked me when I realized that I wasn't the only persons in the world who thought and felt such strange and awful things."

  • "We are greater than the sum of our parts."

  • "How will we ever get out of this labyrinth of suffering?"

  • "People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason why this world is in chaos, is because things are being loved and people are being used."

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