60 Paper Towns Quotes That All John Green Fans Should Know

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'Paper Towns' was written by John Green in 2008 for the young adult audience.

The two central characters of 'Paper Towns' are Quentin 'Q' Jacobsen and Margo Roth Spiegelman. They are childhood friends who are reunited years later for adventurous and romantic endeavors.

'Paper Towns' was adapted into a motion picture in 2015, directed by Jake Schreier. Margo's character is played by the famous Cara Delevingne and Nat Wolff plays Jacob's character. They are the two protagonists of the story. This is a tale of unrequited love and teenage impulsiveness. The two protagonists set out on a journey to take revenge for the ones who wronged Margo during High school. John Green quotes 'Paper Towns' and quotes from the movie are quite different from any other teenage drama.

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Quotes From 'Paper Towns' Book

The book has several important and unique characters. Here is a list of John Green 'Paper Towns' quotes from Margo and other characters.

1. "I usually got a ride to school with my best friend, Ben Starling, but Ben had gone to school on time, making him useless to me."

- Narrator, 'Paper Towns', Part One.

2. "Margo always loved mysteries. And in everything that came afterward, I could never stop thinking that maybe she loved mysteries so much that she became one."

- Narrator, 'Paper Towns', Prologue.

3. "When the guy died, you said maybe all the strings inside him broke, and then you just said that about yourself."

- Margo, 'Paper Towns', Part One.

4. "When I’ve thought about him dying ... I always thought of it like you said, that all the strings inside him broke."

- Narrator, 'Paper Towns', Part Three.

5. "As long as we don’t die, this is gonna be one hell of a story."

- Radar, 'Paper Towns', Part Three.

6. "All those paper people living in their paper houses, burning the future to stay warm."

- Margo, 'Paper Towns', Part One.

7. "I’ve lived here for eighteen years and I have never once in my life come across anyone who cares about anything that matters."

- Margo, 'Paper Towns', Part One.

8. "It is easy to forget how full the world is of people, full to bursting, and each of them imaginable and consistently misimagined."

- Narrator, 'Paper Towns', Part Three.

9. "What a treacherous thing it is to believe that a person is more than a person."

- Narrator, 'Paper Towns', Part Three.

10. "That’s always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people would want to be around someone because they’re pretty. It's like picking your breakfast cereals based on color instead of taste."

- Margo, 'Paper Towns', Part One.

11. "Yeah, I know. I’m not saying that everything is survivable. Just that everything except the last thing is."

- Narrator, 'Paper Towns', Part Three.

12. "Everyone demented with the mania of owning things. All the things paper-thin and paper-frail."

- Margo, 'Paper Towns', Part One.

13. "I looked up, and sure enough my hand was raised, but I did not know how it had come to be raised, and I only sort of knew how to go about de-raising it."

- Narrator, 'Paper Towns', Part Two.

14. "This morning some darling little ninth-grade honeybunny came up to me and asked me if I was Bloody Ben, and I began to explain that it was a kidney infection, and she giggled and ran away"

- Ben Starling, 'Paper Towns', Part One.

15. "By the way, did you notice that Jase says 'bro'? I’ve totally brought bro back. Just with the sheer force of my own awesomeness."

- Ben Starling, 'Paper Towns', Part One.

16. "My two remaining strategies are either to purchase a prom date on the Internet or fly to Missouri and kidnap some nice corn-fed little honeybunny."

- Ben Starling, 'Paper Towns', Part One.

17. "For a while, I was really worried that maybe she had like really left, but then I went into her locker ... and she still has all her pictures up and everything."

- Lacey Pemberton, 'Paper Towns', Part Two.

18. "Someone needs to tell him that while it is possible to get smacked down, and it is also possible to get a smackdown, it is not possible to get ‘smackdown.’"

- Radar, 'Paper Towns', Part Two.

19. "The good news is that we will be stopping. The bad news is that it won’t be for another four hours and thirty minutes."

- Radar, 'Paper Towns', Part Two.

20. "She is the only person I know who’s not, like, grown up who has total elegance."

- Lacey Pemberton, 'Paper Towns', Part Two.

21. "This is exciting! We’re like under-provisioned pioneers! I wish we had more money, though."

- Lacey Pemberton, 'Paper Towns', Part Three.

Quotes From 'Paper Towns' Movie

The movie 'Paper Towns' had popular quotes.

The movie 'Paper Towns' was well anticipated by the fans of John Green. Here are some quotes from the movie.

22. "You have to get lost before you find yourself."

- Margo.

23. "Whatever Margo is doing, wherever she is now, I'm sure it's something special."

- Quentin Jacobsen.

24. "Can I open my eyes yet? You're giving me the minivan. Awesome."

- Quentin Jacobsen.

25. "Okay, you see this? This is your comfort zone ... All the things that you want in the world are way out there."

- Margo.

26. "She loved mysteries so much, that she became one."

- Quentin Jacobsen.

Margo Quotes From 'Paper Towns'

Margo Roth Spiegelman was one of a kind. Here are some quotes by her from the book and the movie.

27. "There’s school tomorrow and the day after that, and thinking about that too long could make a girl bonkers."

- Margo Spiegelman, 'Paper Towns', Part One.

28. "You’re so spunky. I love how you just make guys fall in love with your personality."

- Margo Spiegelman, 'Paper Towns', Part One.

29. "It turns out that the crime was committed by Robert Joyner’s alcoholic ex-wife’s sister’s brother, who was insane because he’d been possessed by the spirit of an evil ancient Egyptian house cat."

- Margo Spiegelman, 'Paper Towns', Part Three.

30. "I thought you closed your eyes when you died."

- Margo Spiegelman, 'Paper Towns', Prologue.

31. "Remind me if breaking and entering is a felony."

- Margo Spiegelman, 'Paper Towns', Part Three.

32. "A paper town for a paper girl."

- Margo Spiegelman, 'Paper Towns', Part Three.

33. "You’re supposed to make me feel better, not worse!"

- Margo Spiegelman, 'Paper Towns', Part Three.

34. "Nothing ever happens like you imagine it will."

- Margo Spiegelman, 'Paper Towns', Part Three.

35. "We are digging graves for Little Margo and Little Quentin and puppy Myrna Mountweazel and poor dead Robert Joyner."

- Margo Spiegelman, 'Paper Towns', Part Three.

36. "I have absolutely no Idea. But I'm excited to find out."

- Margo Spiegelman, 'Paper Towns'.

37. "The rules of capitalization are so unfair to words in the middle."

- Margo Spiegelman, 'Paper Towns'.

38. "It's not even hard enough to be made out of plastic. It's a paper town. I mean, look at it."

- Margo Spiegelman, 'Paper Towns', Part One.

39. "It’s like cracks inside of you. Like there are these fault lines where things don’t meet up right."

- Margo Spiegelman, 'Paper Towns', Part Three.

40. "I’m leaving for New York City today. Hence the Omnictionary thing. I’m going to start really traveling."

- Margo Spiegelman, 'Paper Towns', Part Three.

41. "Now life has become the future. Every moment of your life is lived for the future."

- Margo, 'Paper Towns', Part One.

Adventure Quotes By Quentin

'Paper Towns' quotes are very interesting.

Quentin Jacobsen quotes are quite adventurous. Here's a list of quotes spoken by him on adventure from the book and the movie.

42. "So grass is a metaphor for life, and for death, and for equality, and for connectedness, and for God, and for hope."

- Quentin Jacobsen, 'Paper Towns', Part Two.

43. "I only recognized the turnoff for Collier Farms because I’d become something of an expert in hard-to-see dirt access roads."

- Quentin Jacobsen, 'Paper Towns', Part Two.

44. "We are, however, in Georgia, a state I love and adore for this reason and this reason only: the speed limit here is seventy, which means I can up my speed to seventy-seven."

- Quentin Jacobsen, 'Paper Towns', Part Three.

45. "Pulling life out by the roots. But you can’t do that until your life has grown roots."

- Quentin Jacobsen, 'Paper Towns', Part Two.

46. "I was still thinking about Margo ... Margo Roth Spiegelman, whose stories of epic adventures would blow through school like a summer storm"

- Quentin Jacobsen, 'Paper Towns', Part One.

47. "I knew how she acted in front of me, and I knew how she acted in front of others ... and I knew that she was funny and smart."

- Quentin Jacobsen, 'Paper Towns', Part Two.

48. "Margo was not a miracle ... She was not a fine and precious thing. She was a girl."

- Quentin Jacobsen, 'Paper Towns', Part Two.

49. "It bothered me that Ben only wanted to talk about Margo when it involved an adventure that appealed to him, that he thought ... was something wrong with me for focusing on her over my friends, even though she was missing and they weren't."

- Quentin Jacobsen, 'Paper Towns', Part Two.

50. "Take a risk. Stop playing it so safe."

- Quentin Jacobsen, 'Paper Towns'.

51. "The town was paper, but the memories were not."

- Quentin Jacobsen, 'Paper Towns', Part Two.

52. "And so we sat there, she with her nail polish balanced on the dash, and me with a shaky finger on the pulse of myself."

- Quentin Jacobsen, 'Paper Towns', Part One.

53. "My miracle was this: out of all the houses in all the subdivisions in all of Florida, I ended up living next door to Margo Roth Spiegelman."

- Quentin Jacobsen, 'Paper Towns', Prologue.

54. "I mean, I had been tired since waking, but combining fatigue with calculus seemed unfair."

- Quentin Jacobsen, 'Paper Towns', Part Two.

55. "But increasingly I felt like maybe she had become too enthralled with the pleasure of leaving to construct a proper bread crumb trail."

- Quentin Jacobsen, 'Paper Towns', Part Two.

56. "It became a weekend of reading, of trying to see her in the fragments of the poem she’d left for me."

- Quentin Jacobsen, 'Paper Towns', Part Two.

57. "We play the broken strings of our instruments one last time."

- Quentin Jacobsen, 'Paper Towns', Part Three.

58. "I hope this is the hero’s errand, because not following her is the hardest thing I’ve ever done."

- Quentin Jacobsen, 'Paper Towns', Part Three.

59. "I woke up with the sunlight just before seven on Saturday morning. Amazingly, Radar was online."

- Quentin Jacobsen, 'Paper Towns', Part Two.

60. "I leave, and the leaving is so exhilarating I know I can never go back."

- Quentin Jacobsen, 'Paper Towns', Part Two.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for the 'Paper Towns' quotes article then why not take a look at 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' quotes, or 'Looking for Alaska' quotes.

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