John Green, elder Vlobrother and author of novels, writes a secret blog that's only for people who have read his latest novel, The Fault in Our Stars, and want to participate in a spoilerific discussion of the book's contents. Here's a link to that blog. I'm not giving you the password, or telling you how to find it. He said something in one of his answers on that blog recently, which I'm going to clip massively out of context, but I don't believe I'm cutting away much meaning. Anyway, it's a quote I'd like to remember, and maybe make needlepoint pillows with it on them, and since it's from such an obscure source I wanted to create a clear path back to it.
There's not much to say about the quote that's not specific to The Fault in Our Stars, except that it's pretty clearly implied that he's talking about writing ideas, not valuable objects.
I am always talking to people and trying to listen to them so that I can steal from them.
- John Green
And as a chaser, here's a Vlogbrothers video about being quoted out of context.