John Green is an American author, vlogger, writer, producer, actor and editor. John Green is one of the most revered authors of today. He is known for his Young Adult Fiction books. Some of his books even become movies. Not just movies, these books-turned-movies are all box-office hits.
Beyond his prolific writing career, John Green has also made significant contributions to online content creation. His YouTube channel, co-hosted with his brother Hank, has garnered millions of subscribers, where they delve into various topics with intelligence and humor. This platform has allowed him to connect with a wider audience, especially young readers and aspiring writers. Through his engaging vlogs, John provides insights into his creative process and offers valuable advice for budding authors. His down-to-earth approach and candid discussions have endeared him to fans around the world, making him not only a literary icon but also a relatable figure in the digital age.
Here are some quotes from John Green’s infamous books:
On love without inhibitions…
“There are infinite numbers between 0 and 1. There’s .1 and .12 and .112 and an infinite collection of others. Of course, there is a bigger infinite set of numbers between 0 and 2, or between 0 and a million. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. A writer we used to like taught us that. There are days, many of them, when I resent the size of my unbounded set. I want more numbers than I’m likely to get, and God, I want more numbers for Augustus Waters than he got. But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.”
“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.”
― John Green, Looking for Alaska
Life as a young adult…
“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.”
― John Green, Paper Towns
If you are a fan of John Green, then you know that writing is also kind of preachy but can also connect a generation filled with missed connections. Maybe we can all put down everything and try to reconnect in the most vintage way – writing with all our convictions.