"Maybe ‘potassium’ can be our ‘always.’"
— If Hazel and Augustus were science geeks
"You ever feel like you should have been born earlier, when music was real?"
"…in the society we live in today, there is plenty of profit in war and in peace. But when they talk about war, they mean common people in one country slaughtering common people in another country while generals, journalists, and business leaders cheer them on. And when they talk about peace, they mean stability, social order, and obedience. Peace, in the capitalist sense, is very dangerous for people like us. It means hundreds of thousands of people dying every year due to workplace accidents, pollution, bad food, driving to and from work, police violence, misogyny, homophobia, and transphobia. As long as sales are good in the holiday season, this is what they call peace."
"Whenever we proceed from the known into the unknown we may hope to understand, but we may have to learn at the same time a new meaning of the word ‘understanding."
"I like art, and by art I mean music, poetry, sex, paintings, the human body, literature… All of this is art to me."