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John Green

Date de naissance: 24. août 1977

John Green, né le 24 août 1977 à Indianapolis , est un écrivain américain, auteur de livres pour jeunes adultes. Il a également réalisé un vidéo-blog sur YouTube avec son frère Hank Green.

Il a été numéro un de la liste des meilleures ventes du New York Times pour Nos étoiles contraires en 2012.

Le magazine Time le place dans sa liste des « 100 personnes les plus influentes du monde » en 2014.

Œuvres

„Je suis tombée amoureuse pendant qu'il lisait, comme on s'endort : d'abord doucement et puis tout d'un coup.“

—  John Green, livre Nos étoiles contraires

(en) As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep; Slowly, and then all at once.
The Fault in Our Stars (2012), Character Hazel Grace Lancaster

„Alors je suis retourné dans ma chambre et je me suis écroulé sur mon lit, en me disant que si les gens étaient de la pluie, j'étais de la bruine et elle, un ouragan.“

—  John Green, livre Qui es-tu Alaska ?

(en) So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.
Looking for Alaska (2005), Miles Halter

„Voilà ce à quoi je crois, je crois que l’univers a envie d’être remarqué. Je pense que, de façon invraisemblable, l’univers favorise la conscience, qu’il récompense l’intelligence, en partie parce que l’univers adore que son élégance soit observée. Et qui suis-je, moi qui vis en plein milieu de l’histoire, pour dire à l’univers qu’il est – ou l’observation que j’en fais est – temporaire?“

—  John Green, livre Nos étoiles contraires

(en) I believe the universe wants to be noticed. I think the universe is improbably biased toward the consciousness, that it rewards intelligence in part because the universe enjoys its elegance being observed. And who am I, living in the middle of history, to tell the universe that it-or my observation of it-is temporary?
The Fault in Our Stars (2012), Le père de Hazel

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„I’m a good person but a shitty writer. You’re a shitty person but a good writer. We’d make a good team. I don’t want to ask you any favors, but if you have time – and from what I saw, you have plenty – I was wondering if you could write a eulogy for Hazel. I’ve got notes and everything, but if you could just make it into a coherent whole or whatever? Or even just tell me what I should say differently. Here’s the thing about Hazel: Almost everyone is obsessed with leaving a mark upon the world. Bequeathing a legacy. Outlasting death. We all want to be remembered. I do, too. That’s what bothers me most, is being another unremembered casualty in the ancient and inglorious war against disease. I want to leave a mark. But Van Houten: The marks humans leave are too often scars. You build a hideous minimall or start a coup or try to become a rock star and you think, “They’ll remember me now,” but (a) they don’t remember you, and (b) all you leave behind are more scars. Your coup becomes a dictatorship. Your minimall becomes a lesion. (Okay, maybe I’m not such a shitty writer. But I can’t pull my ideas together, Van Houten. My thoughts are stars I can’t fathom into constellations.) We are like a bunch of dogs squirting on fire hydrants. We poison the groundwater with our toxic piss, marking everything MINE in a ridiculous attempt to survive our deaths. I can’t stop pissing on fire hydrants. I know it’s silly and useless – epically useless in my current state – but I am an animal like any other. Hazel is different. She walks lightly, old man. She walks lightly upon the earth. Hazel knows the truth: We’re as likely to hurt the universe as we are to help it, and we’re not likely to do either. People will say it’s sad that she leaves a lesser scar, that fewer remember her, that she was loved deeply but not widely. But it’s not sad, Van Houten. It’s triumphant. It’s heroic. Isn’t that the real heroism? Like the doctors say: First, do no harm. The real heroes anyway aren’t the people doing things; the real heroes are the people NOTICING things, paying attention. The guy who invented the smallpox vaccine didn’t actually invent anything. He just noticed that people with cowpox didn’t get smallpox. After my PET scan lit up, I snuck into the ICU and saw her while she was unconscious. I just walked in behind a nurse with a badge and I got to sit next to her for like ten minutes before I got caught. I really thought she was going to die, too. It was brutal: the incessant mechanized haranguing of intensive care. She had this dark cancer water dripping out of her chest. Eyes closed. Intubated. But her hand was still her hand, still warm and the nails painted this almost black dark almost blue color, and I just held her hand and tried to imagine the world without us and for about one second I was a good enough person to hope she died so she would never know that I was going, too. But then I wanted more time so we could fall in love. I got my wish, I suppose. I left my scar. A nurse guy came in and told me I had to leave, that visitors weren’t allowed, and I asked if she was doing okay, and the guy said, “She’s still taking on water.”“

—  John Green, livre Nos étoiles contraires

A desert blessing, an ocean curse. What else? She is so beautiful. You don’t get tired of looking at her. You never worry if she is smarter than you: You know she is. She is funny without ever being mean. I love her. I am so lucky to love her, Van Houten. You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world, old man, but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices. I hope she likes hers."
Augustus "Gus" Waters, p. 310-313
The Fault in Our Stars (2012)

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„As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep; Slowly, and then all at once.“

—  John Green, livre Nos étoiles contraires

Hazel Grace Lancaster, p. 125
Compare Ernest Hemingway, speaking about the process of going bankrupt: "'Gradually and then suddenly.'"
The Fault in Our Stars (2012)

„That's the thing about pain," Augustus said, and then glanced back at me. "It demands to be felt.“

—  John Green, livre Nos étoiles contraires

Augustus "Gus" Waters, p. 63
The Fault in Our Stars (2012)

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