And maybe I’ll see you at a movie sneak preview You’ll show up and walk by on the arm of that guy And I’ll smile and you’ll wave we’ll pretend it’s okay The charade it won’t last when he’s gone I won’t come back
And it’ll happen once again You’ll turn to a friend Someone that understands And sees through the master plan
But everybody’s gone And you’ve been there for too long To face this on your own Well I guess this is growing up
“I really think that reading is just as important as writing when you’re trying to be a writer because it’s the only apprenticeship we have —-the only way of learning HOW to write a story.”—John Green (via drerra)
“We were kissing.
I thought: This is good.
I thought: I am not bad at this kissing. Not bad at all.
I thought: I am clearly the greatest kisser in the history of the universe.
Suddenly she laughed and pulled away from me. She wiggled a hand out of her sleeping bag and wiped her face. “You slobbered on my nose,” she said, and laughed.”—Looking for Alaska (John Green)
“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
“I realize this is not, like, boyish. I realize that properly speaking guys should only think about sex and the acquisition of it, and that they should run crotch-first toward every girl who likes them and etc. But: The past I enjoy most is not the doing, but the noticing. Noticing the was she smells like oversugared coffee, and the difference between her smile and her photographed smile, and the way she bites her lower lip, and the pale skin of her back. I just want the pleasure of noticing these things at a safe distance-I don’t want to have to acknowledge that I am noticing. I don’t want to talk about it or do stuff about it.”—
Will Grayson (on liking a girl.)
“Will Grayson, Will Grayson” - John Green & David Levithan
“How do you just stop being terrified of getting left behind and ending up by yourself forever and not meaning anything to the world?”—An Abundance of Katherines by John Green (via thechocolatebrigade)
“I don’t want to screw you. I just love you. When did who you want to screw become the whole game? Since when is the person you want to screw the only person you get to love? It’s so stupid, Tiny! I mean, Jesus, who even gives a fuck about sex?! People act like it’s the most important thing humans do, but come on. How can our sentient fucking lives revolve around something slugs can do. I mean, who you want to screw and whether you screw them? Those are important questions, I guess. But they’re not that important. You know what’s important? Who would you die for? Who do you wake up at five forty-five in the morning for even though you don’t even know why he needs you? Whose drunken nose would you pick?!”—Will Grayson Will Grayson (John Green)