"When I’ve thought about him dying - which admittedly isn’t that much - I always thought of it like you said, that all the strings inside him broke. But there are a thousand ways to look at it: maybe the strings break, or maybe our ships sink, or maybe we’re grass - our roots so interdependent that no one is dead as long as someone is still alive. We don’t suffer from a shortage of metaphors, is what I mean. But you have to be careful which metaphor you choose, because it matters. If you choose the strings then you’re imagining a world in which you become irreparably broken. If you choose the grass, you’re saying that we are all infinitely interconnected, that we can use these root systems not only to understand one another but to become one another. The metaphors have implication. Do you know what I mean?"
John Green, Paper Towns (via thisislife-bottledup)
"What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person."
John Green (via feralchild-)
"'Nothing ever happens like you imagine it will,' she says. 'Yeah, that's true,' I say. But then after I think about it for a second, I add, ' But then again, if you don't imagine, nothing ever happens at all.'"
Paper Towns, John Green (via thoughtlikepoetry)
John Green’s Paper Towns.
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