i was drizzle and she was a hurrican

I wanted so badly to lie down next to her on the couch, to wrap my arms around her and sleep. Not fu#k, 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 drizzle and she was hurricane.
—  John Green
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《Ήθελα τόσο πολύ να ξαπλωσω διπλα της στον καναπε,να τυλιξω τα μπρατσα μου γύρω της και να κοιμηθώ. Όχι να πηδηχτουμε όπως σ'εκεινες τις ταινίες. Ούτε καν να κάνουμε σεξ. Απλά να κοιμηθούμε μαζί, με την πλέον αθώα έννοια της φράσης. Όμως μου έλειπε το απαραίτητο θάρρος, εκείνη είχε ήδη αγόρι,εγώ ήμουν άχαρος και εκείνη υπέροχη, εγώ ήμουν αφόρητα βαρετός και εκεινη αστείρευτα συναρπαστική. Επέστρεψα λοιπον στο δωμάτιο μου και σωριαστηκα στο κάτω κρεβάτι και σκεφτόμουνα πως έτσι και οι άνθρωποι ήταν βροχή,εγώ ήμουν ψιλοβροχο και εκείνη τυφώνας.》

《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 drizzle and she was hurricane.》

●John Green - Αναζητώντας την Αλάσκα/Looking for Alaska

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 drizzle and she was hurricane.
—  John Green
MBTI types and John Green (books) Quotes

INFP: You like someone who can’t like you back because unrequired love can be survived in a way that once required love cannot (~Will Grayson, Will Grayson)

ENFP: We need breve be hopeless because we can never be irreparably broken (~Looking for Alaska)

ISFP: As long as we don’t die, this is going to be one hell of a story (~Paper Towns)

ESFP: I’m on a roller coaster that only goes up, my friend (~The Fault In Our Stars)

INFJ: You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking how you’ll escape one day. And how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going. But you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present (~Looking for Alaska)

ENFJ: Maybe there’s something you’re afraid to say, or someone you’re afraid to love, or somewhere you’re afraid to go. It’s gonna hurt. It’s gonna hurt because it matters (~Will Grayson, Will Grayson)

INTP: It is easy to forget how full the world is of people, fill to bursting and each of them imaginable and consistently misimagined (~Paper Towns)

ENTP: I’m like grenade and at some point I’m going to blow up and I would like to minimize the casualities, okay? (~The Fault in Our Stars)

ISFJ: You don’t remember what happened. What you remember becomes what happened (~An Abudance of Katherines)

ESFJ: The marks humans leave are too often scars (~The Fault in our stars)

INTJ: I get it now. I get it. The things you hope for the most are the things that destroy you in the end (~Will Grayson, Will Grayson)

ENTJ: Sometimes you lose a battle. But mischief always wins the war (~Looking For Alaska)

ISTJ: If people were rain, I was drizzle and she was hurricane (~Looking for Alaska)

ESTJ: What matters to you defines your mattering (~An Abundance of Katherines)

ISTP: As long as we don’t die, this is going to be one hell of a story (~Paper Towns)

ESTP: What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable? (~An Abundance of Katherines)

touch

i cement my face to her plexus, to feel how time sinks into flesh—hold her, and interfere; her unsurpassable forehead kiss, i smudge those infinite, kohl eyes, to hear hurricanes brimming in her chest; her mind, palace of versailles, creates and solves her own riddles, late august drizzle, at the shore, she gathers seashells; i walk in on ballerina toes, during siesta, to watch her innocence blossom, surf breaks, silk, nape; and when she tucks the sea in her curves—she thinks of me.

“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 drizzle and she was hurricane.”

John Green,

Looking for Alaska

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 drizzle and she was a hurricane.
—  John Green, Looking for Alaska
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 drizzle and she was hurricane.
In her glass case, [she] hoarded crystal balls, gleaming or scratched, clear or purplish—tarot cards illuminated in Normandy—hollowed or sculpted bones taken from chicken and rabbit carcasses—supposedly cursed lockets that she laid on old, moth-eaten pillows of velvet;  she collected magnifying glasses, astrolabes, crystals; crushed, with a granite mortar, leaves and grains with which she made bizarre and ambiguous tisanes; communed with spirits under the derelict gazebo,  a hurricane lamp at her feet, her face raised to the evening drizzle; refused electricity, refused medicine, snapped the necks of the injured birds who came crashing onto the glass roof (there was no hope), and kept around her a flock of scroungers, always slightly different, always irremediably identical.
—  PaulineA Decontextualised Excerpt of an Untitled Draft
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 drizzle and she was hurricane.
—  John Green
John Green Quotes
  • Aries: “The marks humans leave are too often scars.”
  • Taurus: “As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”
  • Gemini: “I'm not saying that everything is survivable. Just that everything except the last thing is.”
  • Cancer: “You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world...but you do have some say in who hurts you.”
  • Leo: “What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.”
  • Virgo: “The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.”
  • Libra: “Sometimes you lose a battle. But mischief always wins the war”
  • Scorpio: “Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin.”
  • Sagittarius: "thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.”
  • Capricorn: “What is the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do something remarkable?”
  • Aquarius: “My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.”
  • Pisces: "It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you.”