Looking for Alaska Quotes
Top 50 Looking for Alaska Quotes
Looking for Alaska Quotes is based on love, friendship, guilt, and denial after someone’s death. Most importantly it is based on the theme that death is perceived differently by different peoples. Looking for Alaska is the first novel of John Green’s, published by Dutton Juvenile in 2005. The Novel is based on young adult fiction and the time at Indian springs school. All the characters and events are from Green life while the story is purely fictional.
When Green was a child he loves to write. As a student, he was unbearable for his parents and teachers. On his request, his parents are agreed and he went to Indian spring school which is a boarding school outside of Birmingham, Alabama. where he made many friends and a valuable relationship with the teacher that he believe still exists. Here he inspires to write looking for Alaska and all the characters and events are based on his good days at boarding school.
The story of looking for Alaska is strolling around the main character Miles Halter and his friend’s Chip “The Colonel” Martin, Alaska Young, and Takumi Hikohito. They grow very close and together face Alaska’s death. In this novel, these friends are investigating the missing details of the night Alaska died.
Here are some astonishing John Green Looking for Alaska quotes from the book are given below:
1. “What you must understand about me is that I’m a deeply unhappy person.” — Looking for Alaska Quotes
2. “It always shocked me when I realized that I wasn’t the only person in the world who thought and felt such strange and awful things” — Looking for Alaska
3. “I thought of Florida, of my “school friends,” and realized for the first time how much I would miss the Creek if I ever had to leave it. I stared down at Takumi’s twig sticking out of the mud and said, I swear to God I won’t rat.” — Looking for Alaska
4. “There comes a time when we realize that our parents cannot save themselves or save us, that everyone who wades through time eventually gets dragged out to sea by the undertow- that, in short, we are all going.”— Alaska Young, Looking for Alaska
5. “More than anything, I felt the unfairness of it, the inarguable injustice of loving someone who might have loved you back but can’t due to deadness.” — Miles ‘Pudge’ Halter, Looking for Alaska
6. “I hated sports. I hated sports, and I hated people who played them, and I hated people who watched them, and I hated people who didn’t hate people who watched or played them.” — Looking for Alaska
7. “That is the fear: I have lost something important, and I cannot find it, and I need it. It is fear like if someone lost his glasses and went to the glasses store and they told him that the world had run out of glasses and he would just have to do without.” — Looking for Alaska
8. “For she had embodied the Great Perhaps – she had proved to me that it was worth it to leave behind my minor life for grander maybes, and now she was gone and with her my faith in perhaps.” — Looking for Alaska
9. “But a lot of times, people die how they live. And so last words tell me a lot about who people were, and why they became the sort of people biographies get written about.” — Looking for Alaska
Labyrinth in looking for Alaska quotes is symbolized for suffering. Alaska most popular last words from his favorite book The General in His Labyrinth by Gabriel García Márquez, which is a biography of Simon Bolivar is “Damn it, how will I ever get out of this labyrinth!”.
Alaska was not sure that Simon bolivar symbolizes it for death or life but he took it as suffering. According to Miles, it is about forgiving, not to blame yourself for the elements that are out of your control such as death. Here are some heavy-hearted Important quotes from looking for Alaska are given below:
10. “The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.” — John Green, Looking for Alaska
11. “You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth.” — John Green, Looking for Alaska
12. “Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia. You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you’ll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.”― John Green, Looking for Alaska
13. “They love their hair because they’re not smart enough to love something more interesting.” — John Green, Looking for Alaska
14. “It’s not life or death, the labyrinth. Suffering. Doing wrong and having the 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?” — John Green, Looking for Alaska
15. “Damn it, how will I ever get out of this labyrinth?” — Simon Bolivar
16. “You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you’ll escape one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.” — John Green, Looking for Alaska
17. “There’s your labyrinth of suffering. We are all going. Find your way out of that maze.” — John Green, Looking for Alaska
18. “It always shocked me when I realized that I wasn’t the only person in the world who thought and felt such strange and awful things.”— John Green, Looking for Alaska
19. “But that part of us greater than the sum of our parts can’t begin and cannot end, and so it cannot fail ”—John Green
20. “Sometimes you lose a battle. But mischief always wins the war” — John Green, Looking for Alaska
21. “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.” — John Green
22. “Suffering is universal. it’s the one thing Buddhists, Christians and Muslims are all worried about.” — John Green
23. “That’s the mystery, isn’t it? Is the labyrinth living or dying? Which is he trying to escape—the world or the end of it?” — John Green
24. “I wanted to be one of those people who have streaks to maintain, who scorch the ground with their intensity. But for now, at least I knew such people, and they needed me, just like comets need tails.”— John Green, Looking for Alaska
25. “I still think that maybe the “afterlife” is just something we made up to ease the pain of loss, to make our time in the labyrinth bearable. Maybe we just matter, and matter gets recycled.” — John Green
26. “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.” — John Green
Love is a mixture of emotions with a strong feeling of affection. It brings positive changes to someone. Looking for Alaska quotes is all about love and friendship. Love and friendship have a positive impact on someone’s character. It was the love of Colonel that bring positive change in Miles character. Here are some heart touching looking for Alaska quotes about friendship and love given below:
27. “I mean, it’s stupid to miss someone you didn’t even get along with. But I don’t know, it was nice, you know having someone you could always fight with.” — John Green, Looking for Alaska
28. “I could try to pretend that I didn’t care anymore, but it could never be true again.” — John Green, Looking for Alaska
29. “Why don’t we break up? I guess I stay with her because she stays with me. And that is not an easy thing to do. I am a bad boyfriend. She is a bad girlfriend. We deserve each other.” — Chip Martin, Alaska Young Quotes
30. “Do you know who you love, Pudge? You love the girl who makes you laugh, who shows you porn and drinks wine with you. You don’t love the crazy and taciturn bitch.” — Alaska Young, Best Quotes From Looking for Alaska.
31. “I didn’t know what to say to her – I was caught in a love triangle with one dead side.” ― John Green
32. “I felt how unfair that was, the indisputable injustice of loving someone who may have loved you back, but cannot because he is now dead.” — John Green, Looking for Alaska
33. “We cannot love our neighbors until we know how twisted their hearts are.” — Alaska Young.
34. “True love will triumph in the end, which may or may not be a lie, but if it is a lie, it is the most beautiful lie we have.” — Storyteller.
35. “Sorry. I know you loved her. It was hard not to. — Takumi Hikohito.
Looking for Alaska is an American teen drama series created by Josh Schwartz and published on Hulu on October 18, 2019. It is based on the novel of John’s Green having the events taken from his early life at Indian spring school. Some of the looking for Alaska quotes Hulu and looking for Alaska quotes about death are given below:
36. “When you stopped wishing things wouldn’t fall apart, you’d stop suffering when they did.” — Miles “Pudge” Halter
37. “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.” — John Green, Looking for Alaska
38. “Sometimes you lose a battle. But mischief always wins the war.” — John Green, Looking for Alaska
39. “Memories fall apart, too. And then you’re left with nothing, left not even with a ghost but with its shadow.” — Miles “Pudge” Halter
40. “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.” — John Green, Looking for Alaska
41. “When adults say, “Teenagers think they are invincible” with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, they don’t know how right they are.” — Miles “Pudge” Halter
42.“Francois Rabelais. He was a poet. And his last words were “I go to seek a Great Perhaps.” That’s why I’m going. So I don’t have to wait until I die to start seeking a Great Perhaps.” — Alaska Young
43. “Those awful things are survivable because we are as indestructible as we believe ourselves to be.” — Alaska Young
44. “She is a woman so strong she burns heaven and drenches hell.” — Miles “Pudge” Halter
Looking for Alaska quotes is roaming about the death of Alaska, One of the main characters in the novel. Alaska died in a car collision because she was drunk. The steering wheel crushed her chest when she drove in a police car. Pudge came to know that her ex-boyfriend called her that night and then Pudge, the Colonel, and Takumi went out to solve the mystery of Alaska’s death. Some of the despairing looking for Alaska quotes are given below:
45. “But many times people die because of how they live. And therefore, his last words tell me a lot about who these people were and why they became the type of person biographies are written about.” — John Green, Looking for Alaska
46. “You can’t just make yourself matter and then die, Alaska, because now I am irretrievably different, and I’m sorry I let you go, yes, but you made the choice. You left me Perhaps less, stuck in your goddamned labyrinth. And now I don’t even know if you chose the straight and fast way out if you left me like this on purpose. And so I never knew you, did I? I can’t remember, because I never knew.”— John Green, Looking for Alaska
47. “I go to seek a Great Perhaps. That’s why I’m going. So I don’t have to wait until I die to start seeking a Great Perhaps.”— John Green, Looking for Alaska
48. “Ya’ll smoke to enjoy. I smoke to die.”— John Green
49. “What is an “instant” death anyway? How long is an instant? Is it one second? Ten? The pain of those seconds must have been awful as her heart burst and her lungs collapsed and there was no air and no blood to her brain and only raw panic. What the hell is instant? Nothing is instant. Instant rice takes five minutes, instant pudding an hour. I doubt that an instant of blinding pain feels particularly instantaneous.”— John Green, Looking for Alaska
50. “I will die young, but at least I will die smart. — Alaska Young.
The theme of Looking for Alaska Book Quotes is love, friendship, grief, youth-adult relationship, and most importantly the death. Death is for everyone but not everyone will receive it in the same way. Pudge and Colonel blame each other for Alaska’s passing as they don’t prevent her from driving when she was drunk. This regret changes into grief and they start to investigate and seeking answers regarding her death. Later Miles can come out of this grief in a healthy way by thinking that Alaska will forgive him for his fault.