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25 Wonderful Looking For Alaska Quotes

25 Wonderful Looking For Alaska Quotes

Check out this quick list of memorable quotes from the awesome bestselling and award winning book of John Green – Looking for Alaska:

  • “Francois Rabelais. He was this poet. And his last words were ‘I go to seek a Great Perhaps.’ That’s why I’m going. So I don’t have to wait until I die to start seeking a Great Perhaps.” – Miles “Pudge” Halter
  • Because you simply cannot draw these things out forever. At some point, you just pull off the Band-Aid and it hurts, but then it’s over and you’re relieved
  • Well, before the adventure comes the unpacking.
  • She’s cute, I thought, but you don’t need to like a girl who treats you like you’re ten: You’ve already got a mom.
  • “Y’all smoke to enjoy it. I smoke to die.” – Alaska Young
  • “I may die young,” she said. “But at least I’ll die smart.” – Alaska Young

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  • “Sometimes you lose a battle. But mischief always wins the war.” – Alaska Young
  • “…the glittering ambiguity of a girl’s smile, which seems to promise an answer to the question but never gives it. The question, the one we’ve all been asking since girls stopped being gross, the question that is too simple to be uncomplicated: Does she like me or like me?”
  • “I mean, it’s stupid to miss someone you didn’t even get along with. But, I don’t know, it was nice, you know, having someone you could always fight with.” – Chip “the Colonel” Martin
  • “Jesus, I’m not going to be one of those people who sits around talking about what they’re gonna do. I’m just going to do it. Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia.” – Alaska Young
  • “You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you’ll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.” – Alaska Young
  • “You never get me. That’s the whole point.” – Alaska Young
  • “It was not so unusual to be a son of God. The miracle, at least in that time and in that place, was that Jesus—a peasant, a Jew, a nobody in an empire ruled exclusively by somebodies—was the son of that God, the all-powerful God of Abraham and Moses. That God’s son was not an emperor. Not even a trained rabbi. A peasant and a Jew. A nobody like you. While the Buddha was special because he abandoned his wealth and noble birth to seek enlightenment, Jesus was special because he lacked wealth and noble birth, but inherited the ultimate nobility: King of Kings.” – Dr. Hyde
  • “I hope that poor bastard lives the rest of the school year,” the Colonel said as we jogged home through the rain,“because I’m sure starting to enjoy that class. What’s your most important question?” After thirty seconds of running, I was already winded. “What happens…to us…when we die?
  • “My question is: Why do good people get rotten lots in life?” – Chip “the Colonel” Martin
  • “God will punish the wicked. And before He does, we will.” – Chip “the Colonel” Martin
  • So this is how Noah felt. You wake up one morning and God has forgiven you and you walk around squinting all day because you’ve forgotten how sunlight feels warm and rough against your skin like a kiss on the cheek from your dad, and the whole world is brighter and cleaner than ever before…
  • “You’re not looking, Pudge. When I go into your room, I see a couple of guys who love video games. When I look at my room, I see a girl who loves books.” – Alaska Young
  • “We can’t love our neighbors till we know how crooked their hearts are.” – Alaska Young
  • “I’m just scared of ghosts, Pudge. And home is full of them.” – Alaska Young
  • Just like that. From a hundred miles an hour to asleep in a nanosecond. I wanted so badly to lie down next to her on the couch, to wrap my arms around her and sleep. Not f*ck, like in those movies. Not even have sex. Just sleep together, in the most innocent sense of the phrase. But I lacked the courage and she had a boyfriend and I was gawky and she was gorgeous and I was hopelessly boring and she was endlessly fascinating. So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.
  • It always shocked me when I realized that I wasn’t the only person in the world who thought and felt such strange and awful things.
  • There were so many of us who would have to live with things done and things left undone that day. Things that did not go right, things that seemed okay at the time because we could not see the future. If only we could see the endless string of consequences that result from our smallest actions. But we can’t know better until knowing better is useless.
  • When adults say, “Teenagers think they are invincible” with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, they don’t know how right they are. We need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken. We think that we are invincible because we are. We cannot be born, and we cannot die. Like all energy, we can only change shapes and sizes and manifestations. They forget that when they get old. They get scared of losing and failing. But that part of us greater than the sum of our parts cannot begin and cannot end, and so it cannot fail.
  • Thomas Edison’s last words were: “It’s very beautiful over there.” I don’t know where there is, but I believe it’s somewhere, and I hope it’s beautiful.
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