Author of six novels and a number of short stories, John Green is a YA author extraordinaire. Writing books aimed at teenagers (aimed at) that are set in the real world rather than magical alternate realities or dystopic futures, Green has touched a nerve with the reading public that has seen his novels win tons of awards and become a New York Times #1 bestseller.
Green’s most famous novel, The Fault in Our Stars, was inspired by Green’s experiences of working with children suffering life-threatening illnesses in a hospital. I read The Fault in Our Stars in one sitting on an 8-hour overnight flight. I just couldn’t sleep until I read the thing from cover to cover, an experience that predictably left me in such floods of tears an air hostess actually came over to ask if I was okay.
Read on for 11 John Green quotes that’ll break your heart and put it back together again.
Taken from The Fault in Our Stars, Hazel describes how it felt to fall in love with Gus. Just like falling asleep.
Gus speaking in The Fault in Our Stars, asking for help from a writer to put together a eulogy for the love of his life who is dying. I told you this book is heart-breaking.
Hazel in The Fault in Our Stars describing her feelings about a book which in a very clever way also describes many John Green fan’s feelings about A Fault in Our Stars.
Augustus in The Fault in Our Stars, having already chosen to let Hazel break his heart, knowing she will soon die.
From Green’s first novel Looking for Alaska, wise words indeed.
Gus in The Fault in Our Stars again, right on the money.
From Green’s second novel An Abundance of Katherines, a brand new metaphor about books and relationships for us all to enjoy.
Also from Looking for Alaska. The protagonist of the novel Miles Halter has regularly been compared to J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye.
Miles in Looking for Alaska already falling in love and already doomed.
From An Abundance of Katherines, a reminder for all the ‘adults’ that there is a point in life and maybe doing something remarkable is it.
From the mind of John Green.