“There’s this weird but pervasive feeling in the world of contemporary coming-of-age fiction that characters ought to be the person you want to be, or the person you want to be with. And I am happy to acknowledge that Holden Caulfield is not the guy you want to be OR the guy you want to be with-he’s not Edward Cullen- but he IS the guy you secretly know yourself to be.” - John Green
“The future will erase everything–there’s no level of fame or genius that allows you to transcend oblivion. The infinite future makes that kind of mattering impossible. But there’s another way. There are stories.
And he found himself thinking that maybe stories don’t just make us matter to each other–maybe they’re also the only way to the infinite mattering he’d been after so long.” - John Green
“The longer I do my job,” he said, “the more I realize that humans lack good mirrors. It’s so hard for anyone to show us how we look, and so hard for us to show anyone how we feel.”- Also John Green
"Wisdom outweighs any wealth." - Not John Green, aka Sophocles
Today I received in the mail a Christmas present. A Christmas present from last year.