"Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back. That’s part of what it means to be alive. But inside our heads - at least that’s where I imagine it - there’s a little room where we store those memories. A room like the stacks in this library. And to understand the workings of our own heart we have to keep on making new reference cards. We have to dust things off every once in awhile, let in fresh air, change the water in the flower vases. In other words, you’ll live forever in your own private library."
"Not all snakes rattle before they bite."
"But why do I notice everything? She thought. Why must I think? She did not want to think. She wanted to force her mind to become a blank and lie back, and accept quietly, tolerantly, whatever came."
"Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t."
"Lol chill Hazel Grace, it’s a metaphor"
"Why didn’t I learn to treat everything like it was the last time. My greatest regret was how much I believed in the future."
"Too many people spend too much time trying to perfect something before they actually do it. Instead of waiting for perfection, run with what you got, and fix it along the way…"