There was no shortage of ways to see her. She was not an adventure. She was not a fine and precious thing. She was a girl. This is what I had to do. I had to hear and imagine my way into her map. The most distilled possible form of liberation. Everything that mattered except one lousy picture was in the trash, but it felt so great.
I started jogging, wanting to put even more distance between myself and school. It is so hard to leave— until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world. And maybe by imagining these futures we can make them real, and maybe not, but either way we must imagine them.
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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. And I mean, yeah once the vessel cracks open, the end becomes inevitable.
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Ten incredible quotes from John Green's Paper Towns “I leave, and the leaving is so exhilarating I know I can never go back. But then what? Do I just keep leaving places, and leaving them.
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