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Something Poetic and Vaguely Creepy

Nurse, pop culture junkie, and part time rare book dealer. Recommend me sad and beautifully written books.

Posts tagged john green

Jan 25 '13
"Late in the winter of my seventeenth year, my mother decided I was depressed, presumably because I rarely left the house, spent quite a lot of time in bed, read the same book over and over, ate infrequently, and devoted quite a bit of my abundant free time to thinking about death."
The Fault in Our Stars
Dec 23 '12

i paused my video and inadvertently found my favorite crashcourse subtitle

i paused my video and inadvertently found my favorite crashcourse subtitle

Nov 16 '12


True story.

(Source: huntersonahotelbed)

Sep 4 '12
"He knew that his mom wanted him to have an adventure. She’d always wished he could be a normal kid. Colin suspected she’d be secretly pleased if he came home one night at three in the morning reeking of booze, because that would be normal. Normal kids come home late; normal kids drink warm forties of malt liquor in alleys with their friends (normal kids have more than one friend)."
An Abundance of Katherines, John Green
Aug 30 '12
"Do you ever wonder whether people would like you more or less if they could see inside you?…If people could see me the way I see myself - if they could live in my memories - would anyone, anyone, love me?"
Colin Singleton, An Abundance of Katherines (John Green)
Aug 29 '12

If Anyone Ever Doubts the Ability of People on the Internet to Impact the Real World, Consider This:

This time yesterday, the Nerdfighter team on Kiva had loaned a total of about 994,000 dollars.  

Right now, we stand at 1,085,875 1,086,225 1,094,725 dollars.

That’s 91,875 92,225 100,725 dollars in a day!!!

This team has literally given more than entire countries have.  We passed team France earlier this afternoon.  We’ve given more than France.  

Aug 24 '12
"And so we all matter - maybe less than a lot, but always more than none."
An Abundance of Katherines, John Green
Aug 23 '12
"[Maura] is the kind of friend I enjoy swapping doomsday scenarios with. She’s not, however, someone who makes me want to prevent doomsday from happening."
Will Grayson (#2), WGWG (John Green&David Levithan)
Aug 20 '12
"The question is rhetorical, but if I wasn’t trying to shut up, I’d answer it: You like someone who can’t like you back because unrequited love can be survived in a way that once-requited love cannot."
Will Grayson (#1), WGWG (John Green&David Levithan)
Aug 14 '12
"I would give anything not to have to spend the next twenty minutes sitting across from her, because she doesn’t believe in letting silence go. No, she has to fill it up with talk. I want to tell her that’s what the voices in your head are for, to get you through all the silent parts. But she doesn’t want to be with her thoughts unless she’s saying them out loud."
Will Grayson (#2), WGWG (John Green&David Levithan)
Aug 12 '12
"That’s always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people would want to be around someone because they’re pretty. It’s like picking your breakfast cereals based on color instead of taste."
Margo, Paper Towns (John Green)
Aug 12 '12
"I guess I had been looking at the Encouragement above the TV, a drawing of an angel with the caption Without Pain, How Could We Know Joy? (This is an old argument in the field of Thinking About Suffering, and its stupidity and lack of sophistication could be plumbed for centuries, but suffice it to say that the existence of broccoli does not in any way affect the taste of chocolate.)"
Hazel, The Fault in Our Stars (John Green)
Aug 11 '12
"The thing about chameleoning your way through life is that it gets to where nothing is real. Your problem is - how did you say it - that you’re not significant?…Well, but at least you can get to the part where you don’t matter….But I’m not like that. I’m what I need to be at any moment to stay above the ground but below the radar. The only sentence that begins with ‘I’ that’s true of me is ‘I’m full of shit.’"
Lindsey Lee Wells, An Abundance of Katherines (John Green)
Aug 8 '12

The Fault in Our Stars is the Reichenbach Fall of young adult literature.

Aug 7 '12
"I don’t really understand the point of crying. Also, I feel that crying is almost - like, aside from deaths of relatives or whatever - totally avoidable if you follow two very simple rules: 1. Don’t care too much. 2. Shut up. Everything unfortunate that has ever happened to me has stemmed from failure to follow one of the rules."
Will Grayson (#1), WGWG (John Green&David Levithan)