"You could hear the wind in the leaves,
and on the wind traveled the screams
of the kids on the playground in the distance,
the little kids figuring out how to be alive,
how to navigate a world that was not built for them
by navigating a playground that was."
- Hazel, The Fault in Our Stars, John Green
"I don't remember the line
but it's something like Anna having the Whitmanesque revelation
that the definition of humanness
is the opportunity
to marvel at the majesty of creation
for some reason I decided to feel really hopeful.
Not about survival specifically,
but I felt like Anna does in the book,
that feeling of excitement and gratitude
about just being able to marvel at it all."
- Augustus, The Fault in Our Stars, John Green
Not About Angels, Birdy