I keep a running list of some of my favorite book quotes. It’s looooong. I decided Friday would be a good day to share some of them because I love alliteration!
For my first post, I’m going to share some John Green with you. I love John Green. I think his word choice is perfection. He seems to be able to creep inside my head and put my thoughts to paper way more eloquently than I ever could.
So, without further ado, here are some of my favorite quotes from John Green’s Looking for Alaska. Warning: Possible spoilers ahead!
“I wanted so badly to lie down next to her on the couch, to wrap my arms around her and sleep. Not fuck, like in those movies. Not even have sex. Just sleep together in the most innocent sense of the phrase. But I lacked the courage and she had a boyfriend and I was gawky and she was gorgeous and I was hopelessly boring and she was endlessly fascinating. So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was hurricane.”
“’So hard to die.’ I don’t doubt that it is, but it cannot be much harder than being left behind.”
“It’s not because I want to make out with her.”
“Hold on.” He grabbed a pencil and scrawled excitedly at the paper as if he’d just made a mathematical breakthrough and then looked back up at me. “I just did some calculations, and I’ve been able to determine that you’re full of shit”
“More than anything, I felt the unfairness of it, the inarguable injustice of loving someone who might have loved you back but can’t due to deadness, and then I leaned forward, my forehead against the back of Takumi’s headrest, and I cried, whimpering, and I didn’t even feel sadness so much as pain. It hurt, and that is not a euphemism. It hurt like a beating.”