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❶Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Paper Towns by John Green. Paper Towns Quotes showing of 1, It's like picking your breakfeast cereals based on color instead of taste.

And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world. Just that everything except the last thing is. You could count on ten years or so of real adulthood, right? There was no planning for retirement, There was no planning for a career.

There was no planning. No time for plannning. No time for a future. But then the life spans started getting longer, and people started having more and more future. And now life has become the future. Every moment of your life is lived for the future--you go to high school so you can go to college so you can get a good job so you can get a nice house so you can afford to send your kids to college so they can get a good job so they can get a nice house so they can afford to send their kids to college.

And then you picked me back. Not until you saw into my cracks and I saw into yours. Before that, we were just looking at ideas of each other, like looking at your window shade but never seeing inside. But once the vessel cracks, the light can get in. The light can get out. You can see how fake it all is. It's not even hard enough to be made out of plastic. It's a paper town. I mean, look at it, Q: All those paper people living in their paper houses, burning the future to stay warm.

All the paper kids drinking beer some bum bought for them at the paper convenience store. Everyone demented with the mania of owning things. All the things paper-thin and paper-frail. And all the people, too. I've lived here for eighteen years and I have never once in my life come across anyone who cares about anything that matters.

Like each of us starts out as a watertight vessel. And the vessel starts to crack in places. But then again, if you don't imagine nothing ever happens at all. I honestly never thought of her as anything but my crazy beautiful friend who does all the crazy beautiful things. At least for tonight. In good times and in bad. Till dawn do us apart. Like, what if the people around you had been different? How can you separate those things, though? The people are the place is the people.

To what do I owe the pleasure? Margo and I were still friendly, I guess, but we weren't meet-in-the-dead-of-night-wearing-black-face-paint friendly.

She had friends for that, I'm sure. I just wasn't among them. I am ever told that I have one day to live, I will head straight for the hallowed halls of Winter Park High School, where a day has been known to last a thousand years. Did you know that for pretty much the entire history of the human species, the average life span was less than thirty years?

You could count on ten years or so of real adulthood, right? There was no planning for retirement. No planning for a career. There was no planning … And now life has become the future.

Every moment of your life is lived for the future. When you say nasty things about people, you should never say the true ones, because you can't really fully and honestly take those back, you know?

Of course he is. You know your problem, Quentin? You keep expecting people not to be themselves. You like me anyway. And I like you. Every moment of your life is lived for the future — you go to high school so you can go to college so you can get a good job so you can get a nice house so you can afford to send your kids to college so they can get a good job so they can get a nice house so they can afford to send their kids to college.

I felt the unbroken line of me and of her stretching back from our cribs to the dead guy to acquaintanceship to now. And I wanted to tell her that the pleasure for me wasn't planning or doing or leaving; the pleasure was in seeing our strings cross and separate and then come back together.

But there is all this time between when the cracks start to open up and when we finally fall apart. And now life has become the future.

Every moment of your life is lived for the future—you go to high school so you can go to college so you can get a good job so you can get a nice house so you can afford to send your kids to college so they can get a good job so they can get a nice house so they can afford to send their kids to college.

When we sat down, Lacey started reading Song of Myself, and she agreed that none of it sounded like anything and certainly none of it sounded like Margo. We still had no idea what, if anything, Margo was trying to say. She gave the book back to me, and they started talking about prom again. When yu say nasty things about people, you shouldnever say the true ones, because you can't really fully and honest take those back You keep expecting people not to be themselves We drove all the way out Colonial Drive, past the movie theaters and the bookstores that I had been driving to and past my whole life.

But this drive was different and better because it occurred during calculus, because it occurred with Ben and Radar, because it occurred on our way to where I believed I would find her. Everyone demented with the mania of owning things.

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