“Just like that. From a hundred miles an hour to asleep in a nanosecond. I wanted so badly to lie down next to her on the couch,

to wrap my arms around her

and sleep.

Not fuck, like in those movies.

Not even have sex.

Just sleep together,

in the most innocent sense of the phrase.

But I lacked the courage

and she had a boyfriend

and I was gawky

and she was gorgeous

and I was hopelessly boring

and she was endlessly fascinating.

So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was


and she was a


–John Green, Looking for Alaska

My favorite quote from the book Looking for Alaska

I don’t really know what it is about this quote that makes me want to laugh, cry, smile, and feel empty all at the same time. I find it utterly gorgeous. 

I think this is the quote that lead me to read other John Green books, then David Levithan, and then Ned Vizzini. 

Authors aren’t considered superheros the way they should be.