My Favorite Quotes From… An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

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(via Goodreads)

Originally Published on September 21, 2006

‘I see,’ said Colin, which is what he had learned to say when he had nothing to say.

“She never liked me much, but she sure loved me, if you know what I’m saying.”

“I just want to do something that matters. Or be something that matters. I just want to matter.”

“‘Because personally I think mattering is a piss-poor idea. I just want to fly under the radar, because when you start to make yourself into a big deal, that’s when you get shot down. The bigger a deal you are, the worse your life is. Look at, like, the miserable lives of famous people.'”

“He only felt upset about the breakup because that’s what you’re supposed to feel.”

“But you can never love people as much as you can miss them.”

“You’re so goddamned scared of the idea that someone might dump you that your whole life is built around not getting left behind.”

‘How do you just stop being terrified of getting left behind and ending up by yourself forever and not meaning anything to the world?'”

“I think you can do what the fug you want to do in your life, and that’s a pretty sweet gig.

“‘You’re not boring. You’ve got to stop saying that, or people will start believing you.’

“It’s just that I learned a while ago that the best way to get people to like you is not to like them too much.”

“Do you ever wonder whether people would like you more or less if they could see inside you?”

“But I always wonder about that. If people could see me the way I see myself– if they could live in my memories— would anyone, anyone, love me?”

“The thing about chameleoning your way through life is that it gets to where nothing is real.

“And the moral of the story is that you don’t remember what happened. What you remember becomes what happened.


Synopsis: “Katherine V thought boys were gross
Katherine X just wanted to be friends
Katherine XVIII dumped him in an e-mail
K-19 broke his heart

When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton’s type happens to be girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact.

On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight, Judge Judy-loving best friend riding shotgun–but no Katherines. Colin is on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will predict the future of any relationship, avenge Dumpees everywhere, and finally win him the girl.”

(via Goodreads)

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Fiction, Romance

My Rating: 1.5/5 stars
XO, Hunida

19 thoughts on “My Favorite Quotes From… An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

  1. Damn 1.5 lol
    And I disagree with the quote: But you can never love people as much as you can miss them.
    Only lonely people think like that. Or people who only love others because they don’t want to be alone. Lol.

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      1. I agree! Usually the case with me is when people add their links into the comments. That’s automatically spam for some reason lol. But it’s nice cause it filters other comments lol.

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