Labyrinth Looking For Alaska Quotes by John Green, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Simon Bolivar and many others.
Before I got here, I thought for a long time that the way out of the labyrinth was to pretend that it did not exist, to build a small, self-sufficient world in the back corner of the endless maze and to pretend that I was not lost, but home.
We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreperably broken.
When you stopped wishing things wouldn’t fall apart, you’d stop suffering when they did.
At some point we all look up and realize we are lost in a maze.
I came here looking for a Great Perhaps, for real friends and a more-than-minor life.
It’s not life or death, the labyrinth. Suffering. Doing wrong and having wrong things happen to you. That’s the problem. Bolivar was talking about the pain, not about the living or dying. How do you get out of the labyrinth of suffering?
And imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.
How will I ever get out of this labyrinth!
After all this time, it seems to me like straight and fast is the only way out- but I choose the labyrinth. The labyrinth blows, but I choose it.
And I will forget her, yes. That which came together will fall apart slowly, but she will forgive my forgetting, just as I forgive her for forgetting me and the Colonel and nothing but herself and her mom in those last moments as she spent as a person.
We are greater than the sum of our parts.
You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth.
There’s your labyrinth of suffering. We are all going. Find your way out of that maze.
Damn it, how will I ever get out of this labyrinth?
It’s not life or death, the labyrinth. Suffering. Doing wrong and having wrong things happen to you.
Suffering is universal. it’s the one thing Buddhists, Christians, and Muslims are all worried about.
Thomas Edison’s last words were ‘It’s very beautiful over there’. I don’t know where there is, but I believe it’s somewhere, and I hope it’s beautiful.
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