Here are some of the memorable lines from John Green’s latest novel, All The Way Down. Haven’t read my thoughts on his work yet? Click here. 

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“We never really talked much or even looked at each other, but it didn’t matter because we were looking at the same sky together, which is maybe even more intimate than eye contact anyway. I mean, anybody can look at you. It’s quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see.” ~ John Green, Turtles All The Way Down

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“You’re both the fire and the water that extinguishes it. You’re the narrator, the protagonist, and the sidekick. You’re the storyteller and the story told. You are somebody’s something, but you are also your you.” ~ John Green, Turtles All The Way Down

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“The thing about a spiral is, if you follow it inward, it never actually ends. It just keeps tightening, infinitely.” ~ John Green, Turtles All The Way Down

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“The worst part of being truly alone is you think about all the times you wished that everyone would just leave you be. Then they do, and you are left being, and you turn out to be terrible company.” ~ John Green, Turtles All The Way Down

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“You remember your first love because they show you, prove to you, that you can love and be loved, that nothing in this world is deserved except for love, that love is both how you become a person, and why.” ~ John Green, Turtles All The Way Down

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“One of the challenges with pain–physical or psychic–is that we can really only approach it through metaphor. It can’t be represented the way table or a body can. In some ways, pain is the opposite of language.” ~ John Green, Turtles All The Way Down

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“I wanted to tell her that I was getting better, because that was supposed to be the narrative of illness: It was a hurdle you jumped over, or a battle you won. Illness is a story told in the past tense.” ~ John Green, Turtles All The Way Down

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“It’s so weird, to know you’re crazy and not be able to do anything about it, you know? It’s not like you believe yourself to be normal. You know there is a problem. But you can’t figure a way through to fixing it. Because you can’t be sure, you know?” ~ John Green, Turtles All The Way Down

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