John Green Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old john green quotes, john green sayings, and john green proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


You can love someone so much...But you can never love people as much as you can miss them.     

John Green

The nature of impending fatherhood is that you are doing something that you're unqualified to do, and then you become qualified while doing it.     

John Green

As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slow, and then all at once.     

John Green

I'm not up for laughing, but their laughter makes the room feel safer, so we begin to explore.     

John Green

The marks humans leave are too often scars.     

John Green

This is why we call people exes, I guess because the paths that cross in the middle end up separating at the end. It's too easy to see an X as a cross-out. It's not, because there's no way to cross out something like that. The X is a diagram of two paths.     

John Green

Whenever you read a cancer booklet or website or whatever, they always list depression among the side effects of cancer. But, in fact, depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying.     

John Green

The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.     

John Green

Every year, many, many stupid people graduate from college. And if they can do it, so can you.     

John Green

You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world. But you do have some say in who hurts you.     

John Green

No matter how hard you kick, no matter how high you get, you can't go all the way around.     

John Green

High school is neither a democracy nor a dictatorship - nor, contrary to popular belief, an anarchic state. High school is a divine-right monarchy. And when the queen goes on vacation, things change.     

John Green

Just remember that sometimes the way you think about a person isn't the way they actually are.     

John Green

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

Getting you a date to prom is so hard that the hypothetical idea itself is used to cut diamonds.     

John Green

All hurt is brain hurt.     

John Green

I may die young, but at least I'll die smart.     

John Green

Every year, many, many stupid people graduate from college. And if they can do it, so can you.     

John Green

What's the meaning of life? Other people.     

John Green

That's the thing about pain. It demands to be felt.     

John Green

It rather goes without saying that Katherine drank her coffee black. Katherines do, generally. They like their coffee like their ex-boyfriends: bitter.     

John Green

Missing her kept him awake more than the coffee.     

John Green

Some people have lives; some people have music.     

John Green

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.      

John Green

The nature of impending fatherhood is that you are doing something that you're unqualified to do, and then you become qualified while doing it.     

John Green

Every year, many, many stupid people graduate from college. And if they can do it, so can you.     

John Green

As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.     

John Green

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.     

John Green

Every year, many, many stupid people graduate from college. And if they can do it, so can you.     

John Green

As lives go, I'll take the quietly desperate over the radically bipolar.     

John Green