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Writing John Green Quotes


"John Green is a very handsome, intelligent, and wise man. He smells really weird though." - Hank Green

"When How Green Was My Valley finally wrapped, I thought John Ford was a walking god." - Maureen O'Hara

"You might be a redneck think that John Deere Green, Ford Blue, and Primer Gray are the three of the primary colors." - Jeff Foxworthy

"Everywhere man blames nature and fate, yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character, and passions, his mistakes, and weaknesses."-Democritus An Abundance of Katherines-John Green" - John Green

"Lord Bacchus, do you remember me? I helped you with that missing leopard in Sonoma." Bacchus scratched his stubbly chin. "Ah... yes. John Green." "Jason Grace." "Whatever," the god said." - Rick Riordan

"One of the Great Rules of Economics According to John Green If you are rich, you have to be an idiot not to stay rich. And if you are poor, you have to be really smart to get rich." - John Green

"Hocus was an old cunning attorney. The words of consecration, "Hoc est corpus," were travestied into a nickname for jugglery, as "Hocus-pocus." - John Richard Green, A Short History of the English People, 1874. see Charles Macklin." - John Arbuthnot

"John Pienaar (BBC reporter): Which do you regret more, singing in the bath when forced to withdraw from the ERM, or talking prematurely of green shoots last autumn? Norman Lamont: I.. Je ne regrette rien." - Norman Lamont

"John Ashcroft - John Ashcrack - ibid." - Jello Biafra

"The law is a sort of hocus-pocus science, that smiles in yer face while it picks yer pocket; and the glorious uncertainty of it is of mair use to the professors than the justice of it. Hocus was an old cunning attorney. - Dr. John Arbuthnot, History of John Bull, 1712. The words of consecration, "Hoc est corpus," were travestied into a nickname for jugglery, as "Hocus-pocus." - John Richard Green, A Short History of the English People, 1874." - Charles Macklin

"Being green saves you money. Being green saves you green." - Sophia Bush

"Oddly enough, I've always - I've never actually seen "The Alamo" itself, actually. So I don't really have the association of "Green Leaves of Summer" as being "The Alamo" theme. Oddly enough, I grew up watching kung fu movies. They would use the theme "Green Leaves of Summer" in a lot of needle drops in kung fu movies a lot. So I was actually more familiar with it in a Bruce Li movie than I was actually from the John Wayne film." - Quentin Tarantino

"John rose to his feet and apologized to Holiday. Her mom seethed. Her dad tried to talk to her seething mom. Holiday tried to touch everyone. Burnett continued to glare green daggers at John, proving how hard it was for a vampire to accept an apology. Not that she blamed him. Kill him. Kill him. She cheered the vampire on. Lucas hadn't stopped scowling at Derek and Derek hadn't stopped ignoring Lucas." - C.C. Hunter

"Holy green guacamole! (Selena)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Jealousy's eyes are green." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"I voted Green." - Steve Hilton

"Yes, there is a Nirvanah; it is leading your sheep to a green pasture, and in putting your child to sleep, and in writing the last line of your poem." - Khalil Gibran

"John Green has written a powerful novel-one that plunges headlong into the labyrinth of life, love, and the mysteries of being human. This is a book that will touch your life, so don't read it sitting down. Stand up, and take a step into the Great Perhaps." - KL Going

"John Green has written a powerful novel-one that plunges headlong into the labyrinth of life, love, and the mysteries of being human. This is a book that will touch your life, so do' read it sitting down. Stand up, and take a step into the Great Perhaps." - KL Going

"John Kerry, windsurfing dilettante" - Eleanor Clift

"John Toshack hates me." - Robbie Savage

"Godspeed, John Glenn." - Scott Carpenter

"Listen John-' 'Who's John?' 'You're John.' 'I'm John?' 'Yeah, I changed your name." - Dave Eggers

"The writing in Mission to Paris, sentence after sentence, page after page, is dazzling. If you are a John le Carr fan, this is definitely a novel for you." - James Patterson

"There are two things John and I always do when we're going to sit down and write a song. First of all we sit down. Then we think about writing a song." - Paul Mccartney

"John Milton famously claimed, "Fame is the spur" for the poet, and indeed when we consider the six years he spent writing Paradise Lost, and the additional years revising it, from 1664 to 1674, we may allow that spur." - Shirley Geok-lin Lim

"A pioneer in this genre [ writing about the refugee crisis] : the book A Seventh Man, by the great John Berger, decades ago evoked the lives of migrant workers in Europe." - Adam Hochschild

"It was very interesting time to be in England. Even at that point [John] Lennon and [Paul] McCartney influenced my writing. I thought, "maybe there is a huck or two in here I haven't thought of"." - Gordon Lightfoot

"Writing advice is not the product of an equation. "If you do X, then Y will occur" is false in this instance. "If you name a character John Q. Hymenbreaker, your book will be an instant bestseller" is crazy-talk. Writing advice is not about providing certifiable answers. It is about making suggestions." - Chuck Wendig

"When John Adams - when - James Madison was writing - pretty much writing the Constitution, he got a letter from Thomas Jefferson, who was then-ambassador to France. And Jefferson said - I am paraphrasing - `Do not forget to keep habeas corpus and strengthen it.' That - in - that's the oldest English-speaking right. It goes back to the Magna Carta in 1215." - Nat Hentoff

"I led by three or four feet, with Biggy (John Biglow) surging closer on each stroke. I hated him in those last few seconds; he was the only reason my guts were being strewn over the water like an oil slick ... I pressed one last time, and looked at the finish-line flagman. In that instant the flag jumped down and then up. The up stroke, identifying the second place finisher, was for me. John Biglow was the victor. I stared into the green-brown water watching my bloody soul drop through the depths, slowly rocking back and forth, occasionally glinting in the light, and then finally disappearing." - Brad Alan Lewis

"Green grass, green grandstands, green concession stalls, green paper cups, green folding chairs and visors for sale, green and white ropes, green-topped Georgia pines. If justice were poetic, Hubert Green would win it every year." - John Updike

"It's good to touch the green, green grass of home" - Tom Jones

"A tear-drop of green." - Ronald McNair

"Verde que te quiero verde. Verde viento. Verde ramas. Green I love you green. Green Wind. Green branches." - Federico Garcia Lorca

"Lord, keep my memory green." - Charles Dickens

"Nature's first green is gold." - Robert Frost

"My favorite color is green." - Larry Clark

"Colourless green ideas sleep furiously." - Noam Chomsky

"You are green, it is true; but they are green also. You are all green alike." - Abraham Lincoln

"I think it's dangerous to think you know what you're writing. I usually don't know, and usually I just discover it in the course of writing. I envy those writers who can outline a beginning, a middle, and end. Fitzgerald supposedly did it. John Irving does. Bret Easton Ellis does. But for me, the writing itself is the process of discovery. I can't see all that far ahead." - Jay Mcinerney

"They fought their first action in March of 1775. Embarked on eight small ships, they sailed to the Bahamas and captured a British fort near Nassau, seizing gunpowder and supplies. Later, during the Revolutionary War, Marines fought several engagements in their distinctive green coats, such as helping George Washington to cross the Delaware River, and assisting John Paul Jones on the Bonhomme Richard to capture the British frigate Serapis during their famous sea fight." - Tom Clancy

"I was able to come up with a couple articles for the magazine, I was able to solicit help from a bunch of my friends to contribute pieces: Patton Oswalt, Seth Green, Emo Phillips, Chris Hardwick, John Hodgman, and more. It's very much a "Weird Al" themed issue, so I'd like to think that there's a lot of "Weird Al" flavor throughout but I think it'd be generous really to call me an editor." - Al Yankovic

"John Wayne never wore Lycra." - Ron Kauk

"They'll sell you thousands of greens. Veronese green and emerald green and cadmium green and any sort of green you like; but that particular green, never." - Pablo Picasso

"Writing. Love is writing." - Hilda Doolittle

"When Im writing a novel, which is what I like to write, I get up early, sit zazen, make a pot of green tea. I wear wrist cuffs to keep my wrists warm and minimize irritation from extended contact with the surface of my desk. I sit down and write." - Ruth Ozeki

"No matter what I write or speak about, it always has some connection to how our spiritual understanding impacts the world we live in. Whether I'm writing or teaching about nutrition, pilates, green living or meditation, all topics simmer down to self thought and intention." - Marianne Williamson

"For 'tis green, green, green, where the ruined towers are gray, And it's green, green, green, all the happy night and day; Green of leaf and green of sod, green of ivy on the wall, And the blessed Irish shamrock with the fairest green of all." - Mary Elizabeth McGrath Blake

"For 'tis green, green, green, where the ruined towers are gray, And it's green, green, green, all the happy night and day; Green of leaf and green of sod, green of ivy on the wall, And the blessed Irish shamrock with the fairest green of all." - Mary Elizabeth Blake

"Oliver North says he is very upset that John Walker could come back to this country and cash in on his celebrity status. He hates to see someone who did something wrong get rewarded by writing a book or getting a TV show out of it." - Jay Leno

"If writing is language and language is desire and longing and suffering . . . then why when we write, when we make shapes on paper, why then does it so often look like the traditional, straight models, why does our longing look for example like John Updike's longing?" - Carole Maso

"Everyone eventually winds up writing about themselves - the problem is finding the best way to go about it. To write about oneself literally, in the first person, presumes a more interesting personal life and philosophy than most rock lyricists possess. John Lennon was good for one great album based on musical direct address, 'Plastic Ono Band." - Jon Landau

"The writing of the Beatles, or John and Paul's contribution to the Beatles in the late sixties - had a kind of depth to it, a more mature, more intellectual approach. We were different people, we were older. We knew each other in all kinds of different ways than when we wrote together as teenagers and in our older twenties." - John Lennon

"I have learned as much about writing about my people by listening to blues and jazz and spirituals as I have from reading novels. The understatements in the tenor saxophone of Lester Young, the crystal, haunting, forever searching sounds of John Coltrane, and the softness and violence of Count Basie's big band - all have fired my imagination as much as anything in literature." - Ernest Gaines

"[John] Adams said his objective in writing his Defence of the Constitutions of the United States and his Davila essays was to counter what he thought was the unfair criticism of the American state constitutions made by the French philosophers, especially [Anne Robert Jacques] Turgot." - Gordon S. Wood

"My English teacher, Dr. John Lindstrom, taught me an appreciation for the written word. Until his class, I'd dabbled in journalism and essay writing. But when he selected one of my essays as the best in the class, it gave me the confidence to see myself as a writer." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"The literature of the Spanish Civil War is also important to me. Above all George Orwell's "Homage to Catalonia" as well as the writing of John Dos Passos and Ernest Hemingway. They worked on a film together in Spain during that war, which ended their friendship." - George Packer

"I've worked on other shows where the sense is like, "Well, don't change it too much," you know? But on this one [ Too Much Tuna], Nick [Kroll] and John [Mulaney] - beyond being amazing performers - are also writers, and wanted to keep improving upon the show, particularly the play within a play. I think the writing just got funnier and funnier." - Alex Timbers

"I just noticed I've been writing lots of female-led things. Two of them haven't been announced yet, but the big Greg Capullo book I'm doing is a female-led story, and I'm doing another series with John Romita which is a female-led story as well." - Mark Millar

"Such writing [John Keats's] is a sort of mental masturbation-he is always f-gg-g his imagination.-I don't mean that he is indecent but viciously soliciting his own ideas into a state which is neither poetry nor any thing else but a Bedlam vision produced by raw pork and opium." - Lord Byron

"[Kurt] Vonnegut was a writer whose great gift was that he always seemed to be talking directly to you. He wasn't writing, he wasn't showing off, he was just telling you, nobody else, what it was like, what it was all about. That intimacy made him beloved. We can admire the art of John Updike or Philip Roth, but we love Vonnegut." - Michael Dirda

"A green Christmas makes a fat graveyard." - Inez Haynes Irwin

"I got daisies In green pastures." - Ira Gershwin

"All in green went my love riding" - E E Cummings

"Green, how much I want you green. Green wind. Green branches. The ship upon the sea and the horse in the mountain." - Federico Garcia Lorca

"Green grass grows where dry desert ends." - Og Mandino

"Dallas Green is basically Canadian royalty." - Sara Quin

"A hedge between keeps friendship green." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"Spreading himself like a green bay tree." - Bible

"A hedge between keeps friendship green." - Proverbs

"The green mantle of the standing pool." - William Shakespeare

"Soylent Green is people! It's people!" - Charlton Heston

"Yet, even for us, there is left some loveliness of environment, and the dullness of tutors and professors matters very little when one can loiter in the grey cloisters at Magdalen, and listen to some flute-like voice singing in Waynfleete's chapel, or lie in the green meadow, among the strange snakespotted fritillaries, and watch the sunburnt noon smite to a finer gold the tower's gilded vanes, or wander up the Christ Church staircase beneath the vaulted ceiling's shadowy fans, or pass through the sculptured gateway of Laud's building in the College of St. John." - Oscar Wilde

"I've always wanted to marry Elton John." - Barry Manilow

"I love everything John Carpenters ever done." - D J Cotrona

"The Tanakh says John Lennon is wrong." - Daniel Gordis

"Why can't I beat up John Cena?" - Shawn Michaels

"John McCain has already tapped me" - Sarah Palin

"John McCain was a prisoner of war." - Fred Thompson

"I would love John McCain as president." - Kimberly Guilfoyle

"John Hurt was incredible to work with." - Judd Nelson

"Jeb Bush is the new John Connelly." - Chuck Todd

"London now has its own John Grisham." - Mark Billingham

"And that, said John, is that." - A A Milne

"I don't like green Christmases. They're not green-they're just nasty faded browns and grays." - Lucy Maud Montgomery

"Mike, we are a green energy company, but the green stands for money." - Jeffrey Skilling

"The Green Party is no longer the alternative, the Green Party is the imperative" - Rosa Clemente

"All a green willow, willow, All a green willow is my garland." - John Heywood

"Annihilating all that's made, To a green thought in a green shade." - Andrew Marvell

"For the forest to be green, each tree must be green." - George Harrison

"Our green valleys will be greener once we fully grasp the infinite vitality of the green!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"All around the circle, feeding on the green, green grass were fat and happy horses..." - Black Elk

"All a green willow, willow, All a green willow is my garland." - John Heywood

"Green strongly influences the heart and helps alleviate tension. Positive qualities associated with green are generosity, humility, and cooperation. Foods of the green vibration are all green fruits and green vegetables." - Tae Yun Kim

"I see a green tree. And to me it is green. And you would call the tree green also. And we would agree on this. But is the colour you see as green the same colour I see as green?" - Carson Mccullers

"I took to writing as my medicine to help me stay afloat in acting career journey. I wrote about me breaking hearts, and my heart being broken. I wrote about my views whether they were liberal or conservative. I wrote about everything. I wrote about my life. When I did not have paper coming in as green backs, I'd use random pieces of paper for stories. It was like, I got no money, but I have paper to write. So I wrote." - Omari Hardwick

"Yes, when I get big and have my own home, no plush chairs and lace curtains for me. And no rubber plants. I'll have a desk like this in my parlor and white walls and a clean green blotter every Saturday night and a row of shining yellow pencils always sharpened for writing and a golden-brown bowl with a flower or some leaves or berries always in it and books . . . books . . . books. . . ." - Betty Smith

"It's not because John McCain doesn't care. It's because John McCain doesn't get it." - Barack Obama

"John McCain and I, and our camps, are working together to get John McCain elected." - Sarah Palin

"John, what are you doing? John, my diet soda. What are you doing?" - CM Punk

"If writing novels is like planting a forest, then writing short stories is more like planting a garden. The two processes complement each other, creating a complete landscape that I treasure. The green foliage of the trees casts a pleasant shade over the earth, and the wind rustles the leaves, which are sometimes dyed a brilliant gold. Meanwhile, in the garden, buds appear on the flowers, and colorful petals attract bees and butterflies, reminding us of the subtle transition from one season to the next." - Haruki Murakami

"For example, when I was writing Leviathan, which was written both in New York and in Vermont - I think there were two summers in Vermont, in that house I wrote about in Winter Journal, that broken-down house... I was working in an out-building, a kind of shack, a tumble-down, broken-down mess of a place, and I had a green table. I just thought, "Well, is there a way to bring my life into the fiction I'm writing, will it make a difference?" And the fact is, it doesn't make any difference. It was a kind of experiment which couldn't fail." - Paul Auster

"I went to West Texas and started writing a cycle of Americana poems after the space conjured images that, as a child, I only saw on television-John Wayne, cowboys, borderlines. But suddenly, I felt close to these once-foreign imageries and wondered how I'd changed. Each evening brought the darkest skies in the country, and I understood the expansiveness of our inner selves. Ultimately nothing divides us except the worlds and words we allow." - Nathalie Handal

"Striding tall through Lauren St John's gorgeously written memoir is her father, and chapter after chapter their relationship is untangled and celebrated. Joy and a hunger for life infuse this book - whether St John is writing about the harrowing years of Rhodesia's civil war, her childhood adventures in the bush, or the breaking apart of her family. Rainbow's End is a most generous and wise book." - Lisa Fugard

"A friend of mine pointed out to me, "Why do you separate your writing and your music?" I got (writers) Rick Moody and Jonathan Ames to do the first one, and it just kind of gathered steam; then NPR picked it up. It is a nice way for me to marry both sides of my career, a move that's probably culminated in me dropping the name John Wesley Harding." - John Wesley Harding

"With lyrics for me, it's usually musically-based. It's not really poetry- or writer-based. It's rock-based. It doesn't mean that I'm aping rock lyrics, but I'm writing from a music standpoint. I'm thinking more of music heroes, if they're in my mind. Not William Blake or John Ashbury. Sometimes maybe I thought of him a little bit. Or Wallace Stevens. I don't even really fully understand either of them." - Stephen Malkmus

"I don't think about the reader in any conscious way that impacts the writing, as far as, Hey, most readers would like this! But at the same time, if it were presented to me: "John, you're going to write a novel. It's going to take you a few years. When you're done with it, there's a law that no one's allowed to read it." I don't think I would write it. I want someone to read it!" - John Brandon

"I always have a feeling you should move the playing field and the minute you know what you're doing, you're wrong. Therefore, I wanted us not to try to follow Spamalot immediately, but to do something different. This is perfect because it uses all the same skills, like story telling and lyric writing and music writing, but it's presenting it in a different form. And of course it gives me and John a nice chance to perform and show off which is also fun." - Eric Idle

"When How Green Was My Valley finally wrapped, I thought John Ford was a walking god." - Maureen Ohara

"Curiously, light-loving green plants reject the Sun's green light, reflecting it back at you, which is why they look green." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"To John I owed great obligation: But John unhandsomely thought fit To publish it to all the nation; Sure John and I are more than quit." - Matthew Prior

"[When asked which film directors he most admired:] I like the old masters, by which I mean John Ford, John Ford, and John Ford." - Orson Welles

"Thy only authentic ending is the one provided here: John and Mary die, John and Mary die, John and Mary die." - Margaret Atwood

"John Cryan and I worked together at UBS, and I think John is one smart, hardworking individual, and I wouldn't bet against John. I wish him well." - Ken Moelis

"To John I owed great obligation; But John, unhappily, thought fit To publish it to all the nation: Sure John and I are more than quit." - Matthew Prior

"I am in love with the green earth." - Charles Lamb

"O the green things growing, the green things growing, The faint sweet smell of the green things growing! I should like to live, whether I smile or grieve, Just to watch the happy life of my green things growing." - Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

"He wakes into music the green forest-bowers." - Willis Gaylord Clark

"Methinks my own soul must be a bright invisible green." - Henry David Thoreau

"The inside of my wallet is pasture(past your) green." - Drake

"I tell jokes to pay my green fees." - Bob Hope

"I am in love with this green Earth." - Charles Lamb

"How lush and lusty the grass looks! how green!" - William Shakespeare

"I'm in the depths of despair!" (Anne of Green Gables)" - Lucy Maud Montgomery

"There is no lake at Camp Green Lake." - Louis Sachar

"Green are the leaves I leave in Mirkwood." - J R R Tolkien

"Wearing green underwear today, I feel like a frog." - Ashton Irwin

"A scoop of pure honey set in a green bowl." - Peter Godfrey-Smith

"Some people suffer from the green-eyed monster called envy." - Ana Monnar

"Art is the flower... life the green leaf." - Charles Rennie Mackintosh

"You are either green and growing, or ripe and rotting." - Frosty Westering

"We're Green Day. We can do whatever we want." - Tre Cool

"That little green drink inspired hallucination is right!" - Rocko

"Go to forest to meet the wise green friends!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"... The low green tent Whose curtain never outward swings." - John Greenleaf Whittier

"A meter of green is greener than a centimeter." - Paul Gauguin

"And there's the man in the green flag!" - Murray Walker

"At my age, I dont even buy green bananas." - Claude Pepper

"The future will be green, or not at all" - Jonathon Porritt

"I send you Love and all Green Lights" - Wayne Dyer

"No one thinks of winter when the grass is green." - Rudyard Kipling

"Do I look like the Green River Killer?" - Gary Ridgway

"Green and black go well together, dont they?" - Tiger Woods

"My salad days, When I was green in judgment." - William Shakespeare

"Most folks call them green onions, but they're really scallions." - Stan Freberg

"Even in winter it shall be green in my heart." - Frederic Chopin

"I'm on top of my green like a lawn chair" - Lil Wayne

"Thats what Green Day is-there are no rules." - Billie Joe Armstrong

"I also avoid green vegetables. They're grossly overrated." - Noel Coward



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