Shawn L. Bird

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quote-John Green on love March 1, 2014

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I believe in true love, you know?  I don’t believe that everybody gets to keep their eyes or not get sick or whatever, but everybody should have true love, and it should last at least as long as your life does.

~John Green The Fault in our Stars p. 75

I’m completely with John on this one.   I know that most people don’t have that experience, but should is an optimistic word.  Loyalty to someone is a beautiful thing.  It’s powerful when it’s reciprocated.




quote- John Green on swings February 24, 2014

Filed under: Quotations — Shawn L. Bird @ 8:14 pm
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Another quote from John Green’s The Fault in our Stars.  An ad for Craigslist:

Desperately Lonely Swing Set Needs Loving Home

One swing set, well structurally sound, seeks new home.  Make memories with your kid or kids so that someday he or she or they will look into the backyard and feel the ache of sentimentality as desperately as I did this afternoon.  It’s all fragile and fleeting, dear reader, but with this swing set, your child(ren) will be introduced to the ups and downs of human life gently and safely, and may also learn the most important lesson of all: No matter how hard you kick, no matter how high you get, you can’t go all the way around.  (p. 124)


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