Labyrinth Looking For Alaska Quotes by John Green, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Barack Obama, Simon Bolivar and many others.
And imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.
It’s not life or death, the labyrinth. Suffering. Doing wrong and having wrong things happen to you.
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.
Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia.
…But there’s always suffering, Pudge. Homework or malaria or having a boyfriend who lives far away when there’s a good-looking boy lying next to you. Suffering is universal. It’s the one thing Buddhists, Christians, and Muslims are all worried about.
There’s your labyrinth of suffering. We are all going. Find your way out of that maze.
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.
But that part of us greater than the sum of our parts cannot begin and cannot end, and so it cannot fail
The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.
And I will forget her, yes. That which came together will fall apart slowly, but she will forgive my forgetting, just as I forgive her for forgetting me and the Colonel and nothing but herself and her mom in those last moments as she spent as a person.
At some point we all look up and realize we are lost in a maze.
We are greater than the sum of our parts.
After all this time, it seems to me like straight and fast is the only way out- but I choose the labyrinth. The labyrinth blows, but I choose it.
We all use the future to escape the present.
How will I ever get out of this labyrinth!
I came here looking for a Great Perhaps, for real friends and a more-than-minor life.
We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreperably broken.