15 Times Author John Green NAILED The Feeling Of Love Lost

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Losing someone you love is like losing a part of yourself.

When you spend so much time with one person — and I’m talking about texting every day, hanging out all the time, and generally just being close to that someone — it can feel like a SERIOUS blow when all of a sudden they’re gone.

Love can be lost in so many different ways, but it doesn’t matter if the break feels clean or if it leaves a battlefield behind; losing love hurts like hell. Even more than that, getting over this love can seem next to impossible.

How are you supposed to cope? What if you NEVER get over it? Who are you supposed to depend on now?


Especially when the heartbreak is so bad it hurts to breathe, it can feel like you’ll never love again — or at least never have a love like this again.

And unfortunately, despite all those deeply passionate novels and lovey-dovey movies, it is NOT romantic to get your heart smashed into a thousand pieces.

Maybe that’s why it hurts so much when you get your heart broken, or maybe my realist way of looking at love has made me over prepare for heartbreak (you know, just in case).

One author I can say doesn’t deal with this romanticized heartbreak is John Green. Instead, Green, author of The Fault In Our Stars and Paper Towns, writes novels that combine real-life situations with raw emotion, and what comes of this is pure prose that reminds you that, yeah, it’s going to suck when you lose love, but your life isn’t over; you CAN move on.

While his books can be heart-wrenchingly sad, the stories aren’t necessarily unrealistic.

What readers love best about him is that he doesn’t sugar-coat anything in his books, and honestly, that makes the inevitable sorrow of love lost easier to swallow.


So, while his books may make you shed a tear or two, what he gives us are relatable passages that can apply to almost any situation.

These sad John Green quotes are sometimes heartbreaking, yes, but they also evoke genuine emotion that always comes with the sadness of love lost. And while it might be hard for you to imagine any light at the end of the tunnel, John Green’s words can provide a little reassurance that you are never alone when it comes to heartbreak.

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"It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you." — The Fault In Our Stars

"You can love someone so much... but you can never love people as much as you can miss them." — John Green

"That’s the thing about pain... it demands to be felt." — John Green

"I don't think you can ever fill the empty space with the thing you lost." — John Green

"It’s so hard to leave - until you leave. And then it's the easiest goddamned thing in the world." — Paper Towns

"At some point, you just pull off the Band-Aid, and it hurts, but then it's over and you're relieved." — Looking For Alaska

"It hurt because it mattered." — John Green

"You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful." — John Green

"The marks humans leave are too often scars." — John Green

"I always had this idea that you should never give up a happy middle in the hopes of a happy ending, because there is no such thing as a happy ending." — Let It Snow

"The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive." — Looking For Alaska

"You like someone who can't like you back because unrequited love can be survived in a way that once-requited love cannot." — John Green

"You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world... but you do have some say in who hurts you." — The Fault In Our Stars

"Some people don't understand the promises they're making when they make them." — The Fault In Our Stars

"Grief does not change you, it reveals you." — The Fault In Our Stars