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Such happiness as life is capable of comes from the full participation of all our powers in the endeavor to wrest from each changing situations of experience its own full and unique meaning.


John Dewey

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I missed the future. Obviously I knew even before his recurrence that I'd never grow old with August...
JOHN GREEN
But it is the nature of stars to cross, and never was Shakespeare more wrong than when he has Cassiu...
JOHN GREEN
All salvation is temporary," Augustus shot back. "I bought them a minute. Maybe that's the minute th...
JOHN GREEN
Before I got here, I thought for a long time that the way out of the labyrinth was to pretend that i...
JOHN GREEN
Lonley, Vaguely pedophilic swing set seeks the butts of children.
JOHN GREEN
All at once, I couldn’t figure out why I was methodically tossing a spherical object through a tor...
JOHN GREEN
We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreperably broken.
JOHN GREEN
It's not life or death, the labyrinth. Suffering. Doing wrong and having wrong things happen to you....
JOHN GREEN
He was gone, and I did not have time to tell him what I had just now realized: that I forgave him, a...
JOHN GREEN
The way I figure it, everyone gets a miracle. Like, I will probably never be struck by lightening, o...
JOHN GREEN
It is easy to love people in memory; the hard thing is to love them when they are there in front of ...
JOHN UPDIKE
If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you ...
JOHN LENNON
What is hardest to accept about the passage of time is that the people who once mattered the most to...
JOHN IRVING
You used," he said, and then took a sharp breath, "to call me Augustus.
JOHN GREEN
The more I see, the less I know for sure.
JOHN LENNON
Oh,' she says, 'the Vat prints nothing but rapes. You know what a rape usually is? It's a woman who ...
JOHN UPDIKE
There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. Wh...
JOHN LENNON
There's a difference between living and just surviving. Do something you love, and find someone to l...
JOHN CONNOLLY
As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.
JOHN GREEN
It's just that most really good-looking people are stupid, so I exceed expectations.'
'Right, i...
JOHN GREEN
It's a metaphor, see: You put the killing thing right between your teeth, but you don't give it the ...
JOHN GREEN
Augustus Waters was a self-aggrandizing bastard. But we forgive him. We forgive him not because he h...
JOHN GREEN
When adults say, "Teenagers think they are invincible" with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, t...
JOHN GREEN
The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven..
JOHN MILTON
Apparently, the world is not a wish-granting factory.
JOHN GREEN
What hath night to do with sleep?
JOHN MILTON
Nothing ever becomes real 'til it is experienced.
JOHN KEATS
...you think so logically...like a hawk soaring - I feel so chaotically...like a kite without a tail...
JOHN GEDDES
What you must understand about me is that I’m a deeply unhappy person.
JOHN GREEN