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    19 Profound John Green Quotes That Will Inspire You

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    "The marks humans leave are too often scars." — The Fault In Our Stars


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    “It is so hard to leave—until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world.” — Paper Towns


    “What is the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do something remarkable?” — An Abundance of Katherines


    “Those awful things are survivable because we are as indestructible as we believe ourselves to be.” — Looking for Alaska


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    “If you don't imagine, nothing ever happens at all.” — Paper Towns


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    “As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” — The Fault In Our Stars


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    “What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.” — Paper Towns


    "You don't remember what happened. What you remember becomes what happened." — An Abundance of Katherines


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    “At some point, you just pull off the band-aid, and it hurts, but then it's over and you're relieved.” — Looking for Alaska


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    “Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.” — The Fault In Our Stars


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    “We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreparably broken.” — Looking for Alaska


    "He wanted to draw out the moment before the moment—because as good as kissing feels, nothing feels as good as the anticipation of it." — An Abundance of Katherines


    "That's the thing about pain, it demands to be felt." — The Fault In Our Stars


    “You can love someone so much... But you can never love someone as much as you miss them.” — An Abundance of Katherines


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    “That's always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people want to be around someone because they're pretty. It's like picking your breakfast cereals based on color instead of taste.” — Paper Towns


    “My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.” — The Fault In Our Stars


    "I can't tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity." — The Fault In Our Stars


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    “I'm starting to realize that people 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.” — Paper Towns


    "Maybe okay will be our always." — The Fault In Our Stars

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