I honestly don’t know how you live without having a cat inside your house. It’s like having a little living piece of art that is also very warm and soft."
"But the weird thing about depression is that it tends to further isolate you from people, thereby making it ever-harder for anyone to bridge the gap and really hear you in the way you need to be heard. So it becomes progressively more difficult to feel that you aren’t alone with your pain, which can make the despair feel permanent and unsolvable.
This is the most insidious thing about depression, I think: It makes itself more powerful by dragging you away from the world outside of yourself."
John Green about his character Alaska Young (Looking for Alaska)
"Yeah stick it in there, little worm!"
"I realize now that the people who bullied me were not evil. They were kids, living with their own fear and pain. Some of whom were dealing with trauma and abuse that I never even could’ve imagined. Now that doesn’t justify their behavior, but it does help me to understand that it really wasn’t about me. Their treatment of me was not a reflection of my value as a human being."
John Green, On Middle School Misery; 11/19/13 (via musictoasoul)
""Grounded" was never a good punishment for high school Hank. Cause of how I didn’t enjoy leaving the house."
Hank Green (via hankgreenoutofcontext)