Monday, September 16

a quote for you

This quote by John Green, perfectly sums up my life.

"That plane had TVs in the back of each seat and once we were above the clouds, Augustus and I timed it so that we started watching the same romantic comedy at the same time on our respective screens. But even though we were perfectly synchronized in our pressing of the play buttons, his movie started a couple seconds before mine, so at every funny moment, he’d laugh just as I started to hear whatever the joke was."
- John Green, ‘The Fault in Our Stars’

Artwork by Maya Pletscher

I like the way John Green writes: it's simple and it flows and you could spend years jumping from one of his chapters to the next. Above all, I like the way he can take a thought, a normal one that you would encounter every day, and rolls it around to slip it snugly into one of his novels. And you think, yes, oh my, yes, that's exactly what I've been thinking all this time, and that feeling is exactly what I wanted to express 

but I could never quite find
the right words.

6 thoughts:

  1. But also aren't you sometimes ahead of the joke?

    I like this word (definition courtesy of Wikipedia):
    "Synchronicity": the experience of two or more events as meaningfully related[...] The subject sees it as a meaningful coincidence, although the events need not be exactly simultaneous in time.

  2. yes!! Thank you for agreeing with me!! I love John Green as well!!
    Everything about his writting is AMAZING!!
    I like the quote you picked out too!!

  3. you are a very descriptive writer.... I love it! Thanks for a great post!


  4. the fault in our stars is such a perfect book. john green is definitely a skillful writer.

  5. This quote really resonated with me. You're's simple but completely thought provoking. I also enjoy writers who can take such a simple act, thought, moment in time and make it seem magical and makes you re-consider that same experience in your own life. =)


  6. Definitely needing to get this book. Love this quote!
    xo TJ


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