Over love & life

We all love John Green. Met zijn boeken maakt hij ons aan het lachen, huilen, en tovert hij ons keer op keer om tot emotionele wrakken. Yep, we feel all the feelings. En we zouden het niet anders willen, John ;-).

Om zijn awesomeness te vieren, zetten we zijn 13 beste quotes op een rij. Enjoy! 

1. John over jezelf zijn:

‘I just want to say that you are a human being, and you are important and cared for. Neither your disabilities nor your sexual orientation make you less human than any other person–you are complex and important and worthy of love.’

2. Over verliefd worden:

‘I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.’

3. Over nerds:

‘Saying “I notice you're a nerd” is like saying, “Hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?”’

4. Over looks:

‘That always seemed so ridiculous to me. That people want to be around someone because they're pretty. It's like picking your breakfeast cereals based on color instead of taste.’

5. Over risico’s nemen:

‘Maybe there's 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.’

6. Over de toekomst:

‘Did you know that for pretty much the entire history of the human species, the average life span was less than thirty years? You could count on ten years or so of real adulthood, right? There was no planning for retirement, There was no planning for a career. There was no planning. No time for plannning. No time for a future. But then the life spans started getting longer, and people started having more and more future. And now life has become the future. Every moment of your life is lived for the future–you go to high school so you can go to college so you can get a good job so you can get a nice house so you can afford to send your kids to college so they can get a good job so they can get a nice house so they can afford to send their kids to college.’

7. Over ware liefde:

‘I believe in true love, you know? I don't believe that everybody gets to keep their eyes or not get sick or whatever, but everybody should have true love, and it should last at least as long as your life does.’

8. Over break-ups:

‘When things break, it's not the actual breaking that prevents them from getting back together again. It's because a little piece gets lost – the two remaining ends couldn't fit together even if they wanted to. The whole shape has changed.’

9. Over haters:

‘I just did some calculations and I've been able to determine that you're full of shit.’

10. Over keuzes:

‘You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world, but you do have some say in who hurts you.’

11. Over gemis:  

‘You can love someone so much… But you can never love people as much as you can miss them.’

12. Over perfectie:

‘I don’t know any perfect people. I only know really flawed people who are still worth loving.’

13. Over eeuwige liefde:

‘There's some people in this world who you can just love and love and love no matter what.’

Enne, raad eens John? Jij bent één van die mensen ;-). You rock!

Wat is jouw favoriete quote van mister Green? 

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