John Green is my hero


Every time I come across something John Green has said, I get excited, inspired, and wish I'd said it myself.

(via Visions I Had Buried Underground)

18 thoughts on “John Green is my hero”

  1. Today I ran through the butterfly exhibit at the local botanical gardens. A child-sized zip-line with big fake monarch butterfly wings attached and a maximum weight limit of 150 lbs just cried out for me to use it.
    So what if I’m 31? I zipped down that badboy, yelling “Wheeeee!” the entire way. Twice, so my sister could get photos the second time! It was fun! 😀
    And then when my sister laughed at me and said, “I can’t believe you did that!” I replied, “What’s the point of living if you don’t have fun, sometimes?”
    John Green’s is a little more profound, but it prompted me to share mine. Have you had your fun, today?

  2. So the alternative is to not be alive? I don’t know if I’d encourage that.
    My life has been filled with remarkable things, to a small number of people. That’s good enough for me.

  3. I love John Green. Do you ever watch his videos? They’re fantastic.
    And MEW412, he’s an author and vlogger. He makes 3 videos a week with his brother which can be seen at The community of people who watch their videos are called Nerdfighters, nerds who fight to increase awesome and decrease world suck.

  4. That’s a great saying! I must say, though, you’ve come up with plenty of awesome quotes through the years…you really should consider putting them in a little book and selling them. I’d buy, and I know others would, too. I often use your “don’t be a dick”…love the looks it brings in.

  5. You might want to check out John Green’s FAQ about An Abundance of Katherines, the novel in which this quote appears:
    The quoted text appears fairly early in the novel, a thought of the main character of the novel. The irony is, one of the main points of the novel is to argue against this seemingly laudable position. All in all, it’s a treatise against the concept of genius and singular, divine embodiments of ideals. Grab a copy and see if it convinces you.

  6. Thanks for posting — my husband and I just celebrated our 1st anniversary as game store owners and this quote is perfect! We may have had the world push us into it (he got laid off, I escaped a horrible job), but we’re more alive than we’ve ever been before.

  7. Okay, I’m queen of dorkdom. I love John Green’s books (the one he autographed for me has pride-of-place in my sparse collection) but didn’t know he was one of the vlogbrothers. But John is rather astonishing.

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