Hello, fellow Nerdfighters. If you have read Looking For Alaska, I'd like to see the quotes you liked most or found to be the most meaningful as well as the page number where they can be found. I know there have been other discussions like this, but I wanted to start one in which we shared the page numbers as well. This is one of my favorite books, just behind Paper Towns. 

Thanks for contributing :)

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This. Just this.
"He was gone, and I did not have time to tell him what I had just now realized: that I forgave him, and she forgave us, and that we had to forgive to survive in the labrynth of suffering. There were so many of us who would have to live with things done and things left undone that day. Things that did not go right, things that seemed okay at the time because we could not see the future. If only we could see the endless string of consequences that result from our smallest actions. But we can't know better until knowing better is useless."

My absolute favourite line is when Miles and Takumi are about to light the firecrackers and Takumi pulls out his fox hat and Miles goes "What the hell is that?" *insert the other dialague* and Takumi goes "Because no one can catch the motherfucking fox." Laughed my fucking ass off.

I was drizzle and she was a hurricane


"What the hell is that?" I laughed

"It's my fox hat."

"Your fox hat?"

"Yeah Pudge. My fox hat."

"Why are you wearing your fox hat?" I asked

"Because no one can catch the motherfucking fox."

This is the scene when Pudge and Takumi (?) are about to light fireworks and Takumi (again, no idea how to spell) puts on his fox hat!

The most mind-blowing, touching part for me in the whole book:


"The Colonel drove fast, and we were quiet, staring straight ahead. I tried to imagine what she might have been thinking, trying again to see through time and space, to get inside her head just for a moment....And POOF we are through the moment of her death. We are driving through the place that she could not drive through, passing onto the asphalt she never saw, and we are not dead. We are not dead!" --Pages 212-213

I absolutely love this quote. Every time I read this bit it gives me the chills. The first time I read it I cried.

I cried too! So emotional a quote!!

My favorite quote so far (i haven't finished teh book yet):

"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" - Alaska page 54


My absolute favorite part of the entire book:) thank you for posting this.

What was the quote that soundly like "Today is gone and the night goes quick."  It had a 'seize the day/carpe diem' feel to it.  It contained the words day or today and night or evening.  Damn it--how will I ever find this quote!


It's killing me because it was really impactful when I read it.  I didn't highlight it in my library copy.  Go-go-gadget Nerdfightaria?

 "Night falls fast. Today is in the past," she said without looking up. 

"Wait, I've read that before. What is that?" I asked. 

With her free hand, she grabbed a book and tossed it toward me. It landed at my feet. "Poem," she said. "Edna St.Vincent Millay. You've read that? I'm stunned.

-Forty nine days before.


God bless .pdfs, search functions, and John Green using the word "Today" only 14 times in Looking for Alaska.


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