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Dec. 31st, 2008 | 09:54 am
posted by: xkassandrax in quotes

Looking for Alaska by John Green
(amazing book - if you aren't familiar, let these quotes convince you to check it out)

"That is the fear: I have lost something important, and I cannot find it, and I need it. It is fear like if someone lost his glasses and went to the glasses store and they told him the world had run out of glasses and he would just have to do without." 

" 'You spend your whole life stuck in the labrynth, thinking how you'll escape 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.' "

"The Bhudda said that suffering was caused by desire, we'd learned, and the cessation of desire meant the cessation of suffering. When you stopped wishing things wouldn't fall apart, you'd stop suffering when they did."

"It always shocked me when I realized I wasn't the only person in the world who thought and felt such strange and awful things."

"He was gone, and I did not have time to tell him what I had just now realized: that I forgave him, and she forgave us, and that we had to forgive to survive in the labrynth of suffering. There were so many of us who would have to live with things done and things left undone that day. Things that did not go right, things that seemed okay at the time because we could not see the future. If only we could see the endless string of consequences that result from our smallest actions. But we can't know better until knowing better is useless."

"But ultimately I do not believe that she was only matter. The rest of her must be recycled, too. I believe now that we are greater than the sum of our parts."

"Those awful things are survivable, because we are as indestructable as we believe ourselves to be. ... We need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken. 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."

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edward diggory

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date: Dec. 31st, 2008 06:56 pm (UTC)
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Ah, I adore this book. <3

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Alexandra

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from: dingastar
date: Dec. 31st, 2008 08:11 pm (UTC)
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<3

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Nikki

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from: shutupandsing3
date: Dec. 31st, 2008 08:35 pm (UTC)
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Absolutely wonderful quotes.
I'm very interested in reading now.

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from: skyandheaven
date: Jan. 1st, 2009 03:37 am (UTC)
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everyone should read this book, i adore it. <3

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from: orion_d13
date: Jan. 1st, 2009 01:20 pm (UTC)
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interesting! i live in Alaska. this'll be the first book i'll be sure to read for 2009.

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Jennifer Harmeson

Looking For Alaska

from: sunshineducky
date: Oct. 2nd, 2009 11:26 am (UTC)
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I don't know if you've started reading it yet, but it has nothing to do with Alaska the state, the lead female's name is Alaska. However dont let that dissapoint you, this book is AMAZING!!!

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Bea Nicolas

Looking for Alaska

from: Bea Nicolas
date: Oct. 11th, 2010 03:22 pm (UTC)
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I think this is the best book I had ever read. Even though it show some scenes that doesn't fit young age, it still shows enlightenment in readers and I like how Miles narrate the story in a quirky but soulful way. I really recommend this book.

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shwizamloopy

some more random quotes

from: shwizamloopy
date: Jan. 14th, 2011 07:43 pm (UTC)
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http://shwizamloopy.livejournal.com/4824.html

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