We are part of a generation that is scared of accepting feelings. It’s an everyday battle against our emotions, because being emotional is considered a sign of weakness these days. And just when you thought the world is full of emotionless, keep-those-feelings-away-from-me kind of people, we have someone like John Green.

He is best known for his emotional stories that’ll make you weep like a child. But here’s the thing about John Green: he expresses beautifully in words what you and I cannot even begin to explain. We can only feel it, but he sums it up as though he can get inside our heads. He articulates complex feelings in simple yet powerful words. 

Here are 25 quotes by John Green that will awaken the dead love in you: