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John Green (born 24 August 1977) is an American author of young adult fiction, who has appeared on the New York Times best sellers list several times. He also publishes a video blog with his brother Hank Green as "vlogbrothers". A massive community has popped up around the videos that the brothers call 'Nerdfighteria.' John lives with his wife and two kids in Indianapolis.

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“ People die. That’s true in novels, and it’s true in life. Dying is one of the very few things we all do. To deny or ignore the omnipresent reality of death seems to me a disservice to human beings. That said, acknowledging in my novels that death exists does not make me a murderer any more than acknowledging that cancer can be treated makes me an oncologist.”

— John Green

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Quote source: (January 1, 2013), Hey, some people on tumblr are wondering if writers feel upset or get a thrill when they kill their characters. Care to enlighten us?, work: John Green's tumblr, publisher: Tumblr, retrieved: July 15, 2014

“I may not have facts on my side, Hank, but I still think I'm right. That's the American way.”

— John Green

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“Saying 'I notice you're a nerd' is like saying, 'Hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?' In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even 'lame' is kind of lame. Saying 'You're lame' is like saying 'You walk with a limp.' Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he's done all right for himself.”

— John Green

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Quote source: YouTube John Green asks himself "Why is being a nerd bad?" in July 27: How Nerdfighters Drop Insults

“Never go to war with a noun. You will always lose.”

— John Green

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“I mean Hank, the movie was great, but the thirty minutes before the movie started was what I love about being a nerd. Because nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff. We don't have to be like, 'Oh yeah that purse is okay' or like, 'Yeah, I like that band's early stuff.' Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can't-control-yourself-love it. Hank, when people call people nerds, mostly what they are saying is, 'You like stuff', which is just not a good insult at all, like 'You are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness'.”

— John Green

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Quote source: YouTube Harry Potter Nerds Win at Life

“Good morning Hank. I know what you're thinking. You're thinking: 'My older brother really needs a haircut!' Well, Hank, I've got one thing to say to that. Never!”

— John Green

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Quote source: YouTube The Puff Pwns Gravity

“Now, Hank, obviously you and I are living proof that sometimes a nerd meets another nerd and they fall in nerd-love.”

— John Green

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“The Venn Diagram of guys who don't like smart girls and guys you don't want to date is a circle.”

— John Green

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“Is health care a privilege, or is it a right? If it's a privilege, even if it's a really desirable privilege like indoor plumbing, we need to stop giving health care of any kind to uninsured people who can't pay for it in advance. But... ...I think the reason we continue to treat people who are uninsured is because we don't believe that health care is a privilege. We believe that it is a right. And if it is a right, like life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, it is the responsibility of a government to protect that right.”

— John Green

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“'What's the meaning of life?' Other people.”

— John Green

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Quote source: YouTube 100 QUESTIONS ANSWERED!!!!!!!

“[Twilight] argues that true love will triumph in the end, which may or may not be true, but if it's a lie, it's the most beautiful lie we have.”

— John Green

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Quote source: YouTube John Reviews Twilight and New Moon

“If you are rich, you have to be an idiot not to stay rich. And if you are poor, you have to be really smart to get rich.”

— John Green

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“There is no them, there are only facets of us.”

— John Green

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Quote source: YouTube Nerdfighting in Bangladesh

“Hank, before I move forward with this discussion, I should acknowledge that as a child I was an inveterate liar... As opposed to now, when I am a novelist.”

— John Green

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“The funny thing about writing is that whether you're doing it well or you're doing it poorly, it looks the exact same. That is actually one of the main ways that writing is different from ballet dancing.”

— John Green

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Quote source: YouTube July 19: A Day in the Life of a Writer (Who Has No Friends)

“So I guess the first thing I would say is: you need to write a story that, unlike my story, has a beginning, a middle and an end. Also the beginning shouldn't involve hating foxes and the end shouldn't involve no one liking you.”

— John Green

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Quote source: YouTube John on a story he wrote when he was in elementary school Nov. 26th: Writing Advice (And Notes on Surnameless Tiffany)

“I really think that reading is just as important as writing when you're trying to be a writer. Because it's the only apprenticeship we have. It's the only way of learning how to write a story.”

— John Green

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Quote source: YouTube Nov. 26th: Writing Advice (And Notes on Surnameless Tiffany)

“When people have to choose between civilization and warm genitals, they choose warm genitals”

— John Green

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“The test will measure whether you are an informed, engaged and productive citizen of the world, and it will take place in schools and bars and hospitals and dorm-rooms and in places of worship. You will be tested on first dates, in job interviews, while watching football and while scrolling through your Twitter feed. The test will judge your ability to think about things other than celebrity marriages, whether you'll be easily persuaded by empty political rhetoric and whether you'll be able to place your life and your community in a broader context. The test will last your entire life, and it will be comprised of the millions of decisions that, when taken together, make your life yours. And everything - everything - will be on it.”

— John Green

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Quote source: YouTube Introduction to Crash Course World History

“At some point, you just pull off the Band-Aid and it hurts, but then it's over and you're relieved.”

— John Green

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Quote source: Looking for Alaska (2005) Miles "Pudge" Halter, p. 7

“"And we'll call you...hmmm. Pudge." "Huh?" "Pudge," the Colonel said. "Because you're skinny. It's called irony, Pudge. Heard of it? Now, let's go get some cigarettes and start this year off right."”

— John Green

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Quote source: Looking for Alaska (2005) Chip "the Colonel" Martin and Miles "Pudge" Halter, p. 14

“"Is the labyrinth living or dying? Which is he trying to escape—the world or the end of it?"”

— John Green

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Quote source: Looking for Alaska (2005) Alaska Young, p. 19

“You can say a lot of things about Alabama, but you can't say that Alabamans as a people are unduly afraid of deep fryers.”

— John Green

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Quote source: Looking for Alaska (2005) Miles "Pudge" Halter, p. 22

“"Y'all smoke to enjoy it. I smoke to die."”

— John Green

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Quote source: Looking for Alaska (2005) Alaska Young, p. 44

“The Colonel ran ahead of me, gleeful at his ejection, and I jogged after him, trailing in his wake. I wanted to be one of those people who have streaks to maintain, who scorch the ground with their intensity. But for now, at least I knew such people, and they needed me, just like comets need tails.”

— John Green

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Quote source: Looking for Alaska (2005) Miles "Pudge" Halter, p. 49

“I may die young, but at least I'll die smart.”

— John Green

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Quote source: Looking for Alaska (2005) Alaska Young, p. 52

“"Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia." "Huh?" I asked. "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."”

— John Green

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Quote source: Looking for Alaska (2005) Alaska Young and Miles "Pudge" Halter, p. 54

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