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jahnavi-iiii · 4 months ago
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You're both the fire and the water that extinguishes it. You're the narrator, the protagonist, and the sidekick. You're the storyteller and the story told. You are somebody's something, but you are also your you.
- Aza Holmes, John Green's Turtles All The Way Down
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letsmovetomoon · 2 months ago
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"Does it hurt?" he asked. For some reason, I wanted to tell him the truth. "Whether it hurts is kind of irrelevant."
- aza holmes. (John Green, turtles all the way down)
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adfaraway · a year ago
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"Does it hurt?" he asked. For some reason, I wanted to tell him the truth. "Whether it hurts is kind of irrelevant."
- Aza Holmes, Turtles All The Way Down
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goodgrammaritan · 6 months ago
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You hear a lot about the benefits of insanity or whatever like, Dr. Karen Singh had once told me this Edgar Allan Poe quote: "The question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence." I guess she was trying to make me feel better, but I find mental disorders to be vastly overrated. Madness, in my admittedly limited experience, is accompanied by no superpowers; being mentally unwell doesn't make you loftily intelligent any more than having the flu does.
Aza Homes, Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
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hawt-chocolate · 6 months ago
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When observation fails to align with a truth, what do you trust—your senses or your truth? The Greeks didn't even have a word for blue.
I think about her all the time, my stomach flips when I see her. But is it love, or just something we don't have a word for?
–Turtles All the Way Down, John
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invisiblebeesstuff · 2 months ago
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You're both the fire and the water that extinguishes it. You're the narrator, the protagonist, and the sidekick. You're the storyteller and the story told. You are somebody's something, but you are also your you.
- Aza Holmes, John Green's Turtles All The Way Down
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imabookworm-getoverit · 10 months ago
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"True terror isn't being scared; it's not having a choice in the matter."
-Turtles All The Way Down: Aza Holmes (pg.22)
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just-twinkling · a year ago
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"No one ever says goodbye unless they want to see you again."
-John Green // Turtles All The Way Down
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thecrazyfan-girl · 11 months ago
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And no one ever says good-bye unless they want to see you again.
Aza Holmes (Turtles all the way down)
I just finished Turtles all the way down and I am trying to recover. 
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zoimpetridou · 4 months ago
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When you lose someone, you realize you’ll eventually lose everyone.
Davis Pickett
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poetink · 5 months ago
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True terror isn't being scared;
it's not having a choice in the matter.
- John Green, Turtles all the way down.
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jahnavi-iiii · 5 months ago
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Like I can't find the deep down part of me that's pure or unsullied or whatever, the part of me where my soul is supposed to be.
- Aza Holmes, John Green's Turtles All The Way Down
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letsmovetomoon · 2 months ago
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"You feeling scared?"
"Kinda."
"Of what?"
"It's not like that. The sentence doesn't have, like, an object. I'm just scared.
- John Green, Turtles All the Way Down
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literalhotgenius · 2 months ago
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I is the hardest word to define
~Aza Holmes
Turtles All The Way Down
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goodgrammaritan · 6 months ago
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"I don't mind worriers," I said. "Worrying is the correct worldview. Life is worrisome."
Aza Holmes, Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
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de-la-bibliotheque · a year ago
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I, a singular proper noun, would go on, if always in a conditional tense.
John Green, Turtles All the Way Down
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cozybookwormblog · a year ago
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I know a shrink would say, Write it down, how you got here. So you would, and in writing it down you realize, love is not a tragedy or a failure, but a gift.
Aza Holmes, Turtles all the way down
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imabookworm-getoverit · 9 months ago
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"Life is not something you wield, you know?"
-Turtles All The Way Down: Aza Holmes (pg.66)
"Hell yes, it is"
-Turtles All The Way Down: Daisy (pg.66)
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just-twinkling · a year ago
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“Reading someone's poetry is like seeing them naked"
-John Green // Turtles All The Way Down
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libertyreads · 7 months ago
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I'm rereading Turtles All the Way Down by John Green for the podcast that I do with my husband. And the whole thing is a lot. I loved the book so much when I read it and I felt so represented. I gave it 5 stars originally. And I marked the book up so much. There are whole pages marked up with things I've underlined... And it just feels like he's going to get to know the inside of my brain a little too well.
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