Looking For Alaska Book Quotes by John Green, Simon Bolivar, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and many others.
The not knowing would not keep me from caring.
That is the fear: I have lost something important, and I cannot find it, and I need it. It is fear like if someone lost his glasses and went to the glasses store and they told him that the world had run out of glasses and he would just have to do without.
Suffering is universal. itвЂ™s the one thing Buddhists, Christians, and Muslims are all worried about.
Y’all smoke to enjoy it. I smoke to die.
We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreperably broken.
We cannot be born, and we cannot die. Like all energy, we can only change shapes and sizes and manifestations.
Damn it, how will I ever get out of this labyrinth?
That’s the mystery, isn’t it? Is the labyrinth living or dying? Which is he trying to escape—the world or the end of it?
When you stopped wishing things wouldn’t fall apart, you’d stop suffering when they did.
They couldn’t bear the idea of death being a big black nothing.
I came here looking for a Great Perhaps, for real friends and a more-than-minor life.
In the dark beside me, she smelled of sweat and sunshine and vanilla.
She had the kind of eyes that predisposed you to supporting her every endeavor.
People believed in an afterlife because they couldn’t bear not to.
We are greater than the sum of our parts.
And then something invisible snapped insider her, and that which had come together commenced to fall apart.
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.