I have this habit of highlighting my favorite phrases/conversations/ whatevers whenever I am reading a book I am truly engaged to. These are (just!) a few of what I came up with from this everyone-knows-what read!
1. “Everything that we did and built and wrote and thought and discovered will be forgotten and all of this… will have been for naught.”
2. …books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like a betrayal.
3. “But you don’t even have my phone number.”
"I strongly suspect you wrote it in the book."
"And you say we don’t know each other."
4. “Sometimes people don’t understand the promises they’re making when they make them,”
5. “The symbolic resonances are endless, Hazel Grace.”
6. Augustus was amazing, but he’d overdone everything at the picnic, right down to the sandwiches that were metaphorically resonant but tasted terrible and the memorized soliloquy that prevented conversation. It all felt Romantic, but not romantic.
7. We do indeed remember Shakespeare’s powerful rhyme, but what do we remember about the person it commemorates? Nothing. We’re pretty sure he was male; everything else is guesswork.
8. “I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things.”
9. “A little to the left.”
"My throw was a little to the left or I need to aim a little to the left?"
10. “But I will say this: When the scientists of the future show up at my house with robot eyes and they tell me to try them on, I will tell the scientists to screw off, because I do not want to see a world without him.”
ALL HANDS FOR JOHN GREEN!