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Top 83 Motivational John Green Quotes (LOVE)

Top 10 Most Famous John Green Quotes (BEST)

“Here’s my advice: Study broadly and without fear. Learn a language if you can, because that will make your life more interesting. Read a little bit every day. But more importantly, surround yourself with people who you like and make cool stuff with them. In the end, what you do isn’t going to be nearly as interesting or important as who you do it with.”

John Green
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.Pin
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.
You can't see the future coming — not the terrors, for sure, but you also can't see the wonders that are coming, the moments of light-soaked joy that await each of us.Pin
You can’t see the future coming — not the terrors, for sure, but you also can’t see the wonders that are coming, the moments of light-soaked joy that await each of us.
I don’t know a perfect person. I only know flawed people who are still worth loving.Pin
I don’t know a perfect person. I only know flawed people who are still worth loving.
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.Pin
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.
If people could see me the way I see myself - if they could live in my memories - would anyone love me?Pin
If people could see me the way I see myself – if they could live in my memories – would anyone love me?
The amazing thing is that we're right to hold onto hope. The world may be broken but hope is not crazy.Pin
The amazing thing is that we’re right to hold onto hope. The world may be broken but hope is not crazy.
True love will triumph in the end—which may or may not be a lie, but if it is a lie, it's the most beautiful lie we have.Pin
True love will triumph in the end—which may or may not be a lie, but if it is a lie, it’s the most beautiful lie we have.
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.Pin
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.
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 I love you.Pin
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: I love you.

12 John Green Quotes About Love and Relationships

Good friends are hard to find and impossible to forget.Pin
Good friends are hard to find and impossible to forget.
I fell in love the way you fall asleep slowly, and then all at once.Pin
I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.
There's some people in this world who you can just love and love and love no matter what.Pin
There’s some people in this world who you can just love and love and love no matter what.
You say you're not special because the world doesn't know about you, but that's an insult to me. I know about you.Pin
You say you’re not special because the world doesn’t know about you, but that’s an insult to me. I know about you.
Oh, I wouldn't mind, Hazel Grace. It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you.Pin
Oh, I wouldn’t mind, Hazel Grace. It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you.
We all know how loving ends. But I want to fall in love with the world anyway, to let it crack me open. I want to feel what there is to feel while I am here.Pin
We all know how loving ends. But I want to fall in love with the world anyway, to let it crack me open. I want to feel what there is to feel while I am here.
You can love someone so much... But you can never love people as much as you can miss them.Pin
You can love someone so much… But you can never love people as much as you can miss them.
That's always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people want to be around someone because they're pretty. It's like picking your breakfeast cereals based on color instead of taste.Pin
That’s always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people want to be around someone because they’re pretty. It’s like picking your breakfeast cereals based on color instead of taste.
I'm in love with you, and I'm not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things.Pin
I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things.
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.Pin
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.
To be human is to catch the falling person.Pin
To be human is to catch the falling person.
So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.Pin
So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.

12 John Green Quotes on Griefs and Breakups (HEARTBREAK)

“The good times and the bad times both will pass. It will pass. It will get easier. But the fact that it will get easier does not mean that it doesn’t hurt now. And when people try to minimize your pain they are doing you a disservice. And when you try to minimize your own pain you’re doing yourself a disservice. Don’t do that. The truth is that it hurts because it’s real. It hurts because it mattered. And that’s an important thing to acknowledge to yourself. But that doesn’t mean that it won’t end, that it won’t get better. Because it will.”

John Green
The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.Pin
The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.
Grief doesn't change you. It reveals you.Pin
Grief doesn’t change you. It reveals you.
The marks humans leave are too often scars.Pin
The marks humans leave are too often scars.
Despair isn't very productive. That's the problem with it. Like a replicating virus, all despair can make is more of itself.Pin
Despair isn’t very productive. That’s the problem with it. Like a replicating virus, all despair can make is more of itself.

“We all want to do something to mitigate the pain of loss or to turn grief into something positive, to find a silver lining in the clouds. But I believe there is real value in just standing there, being still, being sad.”

John Green
You don't remember what happened. What you remember becomes what happened.Pin
You don’t remember what happened. What you remember becomes what happened.
It is so hard to leave — until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world.Pin
It is so hard to leave — until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world.

“I still sometimes stop hearing the tune. I still become enveloped by the abject pain of hopelessness. But hope is singing all the while. It’s just that again and again, I must relearn how to listen.”

John Green
I got my wish, I suppose. I left my scar.Pin
I got my wish, I suppose. I left my scar.
I don’t think your missing pieces ever fit inside you again once they go missing.Pin
I don’t think your missing pieces ever fit inside you again once they go missing.
You are helpful, and you are loved, and you are forgiven, and you are not alone.Pin
You are helpful, and you are loved, and you are forgiven, and you are not alone.

12 Inspirational John Green Quotes (HOPE)

“I must choose to believe, to care, to hold dear. I keep going. I go to therapy. I try a different medication. I meditate, even though I despise meditation. I exercise. I wait. I work to believe, to hold dear, to go on.”

John Green
What is the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do something remarkable?Pin
What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?
I think inspiration is always around; it's just a question of whether or not you're noticing it.Pin
I think inspiration is always around; it’s just a question of whether or not you’re noticing it.
Your now is not your forever.Pin
Your now is not your forever.
Hope is the correct response to the strange, often terrifying miracle of consciousness. Hope is not easy or cheap. It is true.Pin
Hope is the correct response to the strange, often terrifying miracle of consciousness. Hope is not easy or cheap. It is true.
For me, finding hope is not some philosophical exercise or sentimental notion; it is a prerequisite for my survival.Pin
For me, finding hope is not some philosophical exercise or sentimental notion; it is a prerequisite for my survival.

“When you acknowledge that there is nothing repulsive or unforgivable or shameful about yourself, it becomes easier to be that authentic person and feel like you’re living a less performed life.”

John Green
We are never far from wonders.Pin
We are never far from wonders.
I am very glad I lived through some hard days, so that I could have this one.Pin
I am very glad I lived through some hard days, so that I could have this one.
We need never be without hope because we can never be irreparably broken.Pin
We need never be without hope because we can never be irreparably broken.
I just want to do something that matters. Or be something that matters. I just want to matter.Pin
I just want to do something that matters. Or be something that matters. I just want to matter.
If you don’t imagine, nothing ever happens at all.Pin
If you don’t imagine, nothing ever happens at all.

12 Interesting John Green Quotes About Life

“I’m not sure if I’m depressed. I mean, I’m not exactly sad. But I’m not exactly happy either. I can laugh and joke and smile during the day, But sometimes when I’m alone at night I forget how to feel.”

John Green
One day, you’re 17 and you’re planning for someday. And then quietly, without you ever really noticing, someday is today. And then someday is yesterday. And this is your life.Pin
One day, you’re 17 and you’re planning for someday. And then quietly, without you ever really noticing, someday is today. And then someday is yesterday. And this is your life.
We all use the future to escape the present.Pin
We all use the future to escape the present.
By saying you don’t care if the world falls apart, in some small way you’re saying you want it to stay together, on your own terms.Pin
By saying you don’t care if the world falls apart, in some small way you’re saying you want it to stay together, on your own terms.

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
I thought being an adult meant knowing what you believe, but that has not been my experience.Pin
I thought being an adult meant knowing what you believe, but that has not been my experience.
How strange and how lovely it is to be anything at all.Pin
How strange and how lovely it is to be anything at all.

“One of the strange things about adulthood is that you are your current self, but you are also all the selves you used to be, the ones you grew out of but can’t ever quite get rid of.”

John Green
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.Pin
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.

“If you don’t live a life in service of a greater good, you’ve gotta at least die a death in service of a greater good, you know? And I fear that I won’t get either a life or a death that means anything.”

John Green
The internet is necessarily public. It can be filtered-public or censored-public, but it necessarily has to be open and available.Pin
The internet is necessarily public. It can be filtered-public or censored-public, but it necessarily has to be open and available.
The town was paper but the memories were not.Pin
The town was paper but the memories were not.

3 John Green Quotes on the Importance of a Community

“I think two of the fundamental facts of being a person are 1. We must go on, and 2. None of us ever walks alone. We may feel alone (in fact, we will feel alone), but even in the crushing grind of isolation, we aren’t alone.”

John Green
The world is what it is. But the world is also what you bring to it, and who you share it with.Pin
The world is what it is. But the world is also what you bring to it, and who you share it with.
The only way out is through. And the only good way through is together.Pin
The only way out is through. And the only good way through is together.

7 John Green Quotes About Books and Reading

“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
Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood.Pin
Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood.
Reading a good book helps us to feel un-alone.Pin
Reading a good book helps us to feel un-alone.
I hadn’t been in proper school in three years. My parents were my two best friends. My third best friend was an author who did not know I existed.Pin
I hadn’t been in proper school in three years. My parents were my two best friends. My third best friend was an author who did not know I existed.
Books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like a betrayal.Pin
Books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like a betrayal.
I wouldn't have a career if it weren't for independent bookstores.Pin
I wouldn’t have a career if it weren’t for independent bookstores.
When I look at my room, I see a girl who loves books.Pin
When I look at my room, I see a girl who loves books.

2 Funny John Green Quotes

Every year, many, many stupid people graduate from college. And if they can do it, so can you.Pin
Every year, many, many stupid people graduate from college. And if they can do it, so can you.
What a slut time is. She screws everybody.Pin
What a slut time is. She screws everybody.

5 John Green Quotes on Earth and the Universe

“We are at once far too powerful and not nearly powerful enough. We are powerful enough to radically reshape Earth’s climate and biodiversity, but not powerful enough to choose how we reshape them.”

John Green
We acknowledge that being the person God made you cannot separate you from God's love.Pin
We acknowledge that being the person God made you cannot separate you from God’s love.
The world is not a wish-granting factory.Pin
The world is not a wish-granting factory.

“There will come a time when all of us are dead. All of us. There will come a time when there are no human beings remaining to remember that anyone ever existed or that our species ever did anything. There will be no one left to remember Aristotle or Cleopatra, let alone you. Everything that we did and built and wrote and thought and discovered will be forgotten and all of this will have been for naught. Maybe that time is coming soon and maybe it is millions of years away, but even if we survive the collapse of our sun, we will not survive forever. There was time before organisms experienced consciousness, and there will be time after. And if the inevitability of human oblivion worries you, I encourage you to ignore it. God knows that’s what everyone else does.”

John Green
We’re as likely to hurt the universe as we are to help it, and we’re not likely to do either.Pin
We’re as likely to hurt the universe as we are to help it, and we’re not likely to do either.

8 John Green Quotes that Will Make You Think

“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?’ In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even ‘lame’ is kind of lame. Saying ‘You’re lame’ is like saying ‘You walk with a limp.’ Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he’s done all right for himself.”

John Green
Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.Pin
Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.

“There are infinite numbers between 0 and 1. There’s .1 and .12 and .112 and an infinite collection of others. Of course, there is a bigger infinite set of numbers between 0 and 2, or between 0 and a million. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. A writer we used to like taught us that. There are days, many of them, when I resent the size of my unbounded set. I want more numbers than I’m likely to get, and God, I want more numbers for Augustus Waters than he got. But, Gus, my love, 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
Just a word of advice. Whenever you’re furious with your parents or you think they’re terrible, just remember, you vomited on them and they kept you.Pin
Just a word of advice. Whenever you’re furious with your parents or you think they’re terrible, just remember, you vomited on them and they kept you.
Maybe our favorite quotations say more about us than about the stories and people we're quoting.Pin
Maybe our favorite quotations say more about us than about the stories and people we’re quoting.

“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
What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.Pin
What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.
It's bad for your brain not to unplug.Pin
It’s bad for your brain not to unplug.
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