45 Motivational John Green Quotes On Success In Life

John Michael Green is an American author and YouTube content creator. He won the 2006 Printz Award for his debut novel, Looking for Alaska, and his fourth solo novel, The Fault in Our Stars, debuted at number one on The New York Times Best Seller list in January 2012. These John Green quotes will motivate you in life.

Best John Green Quotes

  1. “I don’t know a perfect person. I only know flawed people who are still worth loving.” ~ John Green
  2. “Everything that comes together falls apart. Everything. The chair I’m sitting on. It was built, and so it will fall apart. I’m gonna fall apart, probably before this chair. And you’re gonna fall apart. The cells and organs and systems that make you—they came together, grew together, and so must fall apart. The Buddha knew one thing science didn’t prove for millennia after his death: Entropy increases. Things fall apart.” ~ John Green
  3. “When you acknowledge that there is nothing repulsive or unforgivable or shameful about yourself, it becomes easier to be that authentic person and feel like you’re living a less performed life.” ~ John Green
  4. “One day, you’re 17 and you’re planning for someday. And then quietly, without you ever really noticing, someday is today. And then someday is yesterday. And this is your life.” ~ John Green
  5. “Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood.” ~ John Green

  6. “It seems to me that the great pleasure of human life is not in having an opinion, but rather in learning all the ways you are wrong, and all the nuances you failed to account for, and all the truths that turned out to be not as simple as you once believed. And it seems to me that one of the central pleasures of attending school is that you get to read with really well-informed people who can help welcome you into a complex world stuffed with rich and maddening ambiguity.” ~ John Green
  7. “I don’t think your missing pieces ever fit inside you again once they go missing.” ~ John Green
  8. “The world may be broken, but hope is not crazy.” ~ John Green Quotes
  9. “Maybe our favorite quotations say more about us than about the stories and people we’re quoting.” ~ John Green
  10. “You are helpful, and you are loved, and you are forgiven, and you are not alone.” ~ John Green

  11. “Every year, many, many stupid people graduate from college. And if they can do it, so can you.” ~ John Green
  12. “You can love someone so much…But you can never love people as much as you can miss them.” ~ John Green
  13. “Just a word of advice. Whenever you’re furious with your parents or you think they’re terrible, just remember, you vomited on them and they kept you.” ~ John Green
  14. “Just a word of advice. Whenever you’re furious with your parents or you think they’re terrible, just remember, you vomited on them and they kept you.” ~ John Green
  15. “If you don’t imagine, nothing ever happens at all.” ~ John Green

  16. “I love being in cities with lots of other people because I’m reminded that there are billions of people like me, and we are each stuck inside of our minds, feverishly trying to crawl out to make connections with other people.” ~ John Green
  17. “My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.” ~ John Green
  18. “We all use the future to escape the present.” ~ John Green
  19. “Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth, it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin.” ~ John Green
  20. “Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia. (…) You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you’ll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.” ~ John Green
  21. “I think inspiration is always around; it’s just a question of whether or not you’re noticing it.” ~ John Green

  22. “How do you just stop being terrified of getting left behind and ending up by yourself forever and not meaning anything to the world?” ~ John Green
  23. “Harry Potter isn’t real? Oh no! Wait, wait, what do you mean by real? Is this video blog real? Am I real if you can see me and hear me, but only through the internet? Are you real if I can read your comment but I don’t know who you are or what your name is or where you’re from or what you look like or how old you are? I know all of those things about Harry Potter. Maybe Harry Potter’s real and you’re not.” ~ John Green Quotes
  24. “Not that smart. Not that hot. Not that nice. Not that funny. That’s me: I’m not that.” ~ John Green

  25. “I just want to do something that matters. Or be something that matters. I just want to matter.” ~ John Green
  26. “We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreparably broken.” ~ John Green
  27. “Life works best when we think of people as people.” ~ John Green
  28. “It always shocked me when I realized that I wasn’t the only person in the world who thought and felt such strange and awful things.” ~ John Green
  29. “What’s the point in being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable? How very odd, to believe God gave you life, and yet not think that life asks more of you than watching TV.” ~ John Green
  30. “Maybe there is something you’re afraid to say or someone you’re afraid to love, or somewhere you’re afraid to go. It’s gonna hurt. It’s gonna hurt because it matters.” ~ John Green
  31. “The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.” ~ John Green

  32. “I feel like, like, how you matter is defined by the things that matter to you. You matter as much as the things that matter to you.” ~ John Green
  33. “Given the final futility of our struggle, is the fleeting jolt of meaning that art gives us valuable? Or is the only value in passing the time as comfortable as possible? What should a story seek to emulate, Augustus? A ringing alarm? A call to arms? A morphine drip? Of course, like all interrogation of the universe, this line of inquiry inevitably reduces us to asking what it means to be human and whether—to borrow a phrase from the angst-encumbered sixteen-year-olds you no doubt revile—there is a point to it all.” ~ John Green
  34. “The past feels distant, even when it’s near. The future feels assured, even when it isn’t.” ~ John Green

  35. “…whatever you’re worried about, you’re bigger than the worries.” ~ John Green Quotes
  36. “The human tongue is like wasabi: it’s very powerful, and should be used sparingly.” ~ John Green
  37. “I don’t know how I look, but I know how I feel: Young. Goofy. Infinite.” ~ John Green
  38. “There’s some people in this world who you can just love and love and love no matter what.” ~ John Green
  39. “Don’t make stuff because you want to make money – it will never make you enough money. And don’t make stuff because you want to get famous – because you will never feel famous enough. Make gifts for people – and work hard on making those gifts in the hope that those people will notice and like the gifts.” ~ John Green
  40. “Adult librarians are like lazy bakers: their patrons want a jelly doughnut, so they give them a jelly doughnut. Children’s librarians are ambitious bakers: ‘You like the jelly doughnut? I’ll get you a jelly doughnut. But you should try my cruller, too. My cruller is gonna blow your mind, kid.” ~ John Green
  41. “I was born into Bolívar’s labyrinth, and so I must believe in the hope of Rabelais’ Great Perhaps.” ~ John Green
  42. “I’m not saying that everything is survivable. Just that everything except the last thing is.” ~ John Green

  43. “You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world…but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.” ~ John Green
  44. “The good times and the bad times both will pass. It will pass. It will get easier. But the fact that it will get easier does not mean that it doesn’t hurt now. And when people try to minimize your pain they are doing you a disservice. And when you try to minimize your own pain you’re doing yourself a disservice. Don’t do that. The truth is that it hurts because it’s real. It hurts because it mattered. And that’s an important thing to acknowledge to yourself. But that doesn’t mean that it won’t end, that it won’t get better. Because it will.” ~ John Green
  45. “Crying is you, plus tears” ~ John Green

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