We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreparably broken.
John Green, Looking for Alaska
And it occurred to me that the voracious ambition of humans is never sated by dreams coming true, because there is always the thought that everything might be done better and again.
John Green, The Fault In Our Stars
I feel like my life is so scattered right now. Like it’s all these small pieces of paper and someone’s turned on the fan, but talking to you makes me feel like the fan’s been turned off for a little bit, like things could actually make sense. You completely unscatter me, and I appreciate that so much.
The marks we leave are too often scars.
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
That was perfect, I thought: you listen to people so that you can imagine them, and you hear all the terrible and wonderful things people do to themselves and to one another, but in the end the listening exposes you even more than it exposes the people you‘re trying to listen to.
When did we see each other face-to-face? Not until you saw into my cracks and I saw into yours. Before that, we were just looking at ideas of each other, like looking at your window shade but never seeing inside. But once the vessel cracks, the light can get in. The light can get out.
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