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But then the life spans started getting longer, and people started having more and more future, and so they spent more time thinking about it. And now life has become the future. Every moment of your life is lived for the future—you go to high school so you can go to college so you can get a good job so you can get a nice house so you can afford to send your kids to college so they can get a good job so they can get a nice house so they can afford to send their kids to college.

Generally, the closer people get to me the less hot they find me. I mean, there are highlights. And there are streaks. And then there are skunk stripes. You see how fake it all is. I mean look at it, Q: All those paper people living in their paper houses, burning the future to stay warm. All the paper kids drinking beer some bum bought for them at the paper convenience store.

Everyone demented with the mania of owning things. All the things paper-thin and paper-frail. And all the people, too. Historically, Germany has had more enemies than Luxembourg. Margo Roth Spiegelman was Germany. And the United States. Just sitting around, tending sheep, and yodeling. And then you picked me back. At least for tonight. In sickness and in health. In good times and in bad. For richer, for poorer. Till dawn do us part.

Only now, after all this lost time, did I realize how terribly I had misunderstood both her game and the prize for winning it. Talking to a drunk person was like talking to an extremely happy, severely brain-damaged three-year-old. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world. Quentin is dumbfounded, and tells Quentin wonders aloud why Jase would have sex with Becca. As he and Margo continue driving, Quentin meditates on the injustice of the fact that someone as unpleasant as When they find it, Margo Margo tells Quentin they have to get into the basement while Becca is upstairs getting a Margo is furious, and yells at Quentin for helping someone who has wronged her.

Though Margo insists the pounding heart is evidence that Quentin is having fun, he pulls into the Part 1, Chapter 5. Margo admits that the escapade was intense even for her, but assures Quentin that the eighth He thinks at length about her unusual beauty, which Quentin helps her hide a fish — which, like the other After a long time Part 1, Chapter 6.

Downtown Orlando, which consists mostly of office buildings in skyscrapers, is deserted when Margo and Quentin arrive. Though he is aware of Margo sitting next to him, Quentin feels Margo directs Quentin to a towering green sculpture, known to teenagers in town as The Asparagus Margo tells Quentin that they are going to the top of the SunTrust Building to check In a conference room on the twenty-fifth floor, Margo surveys the city through one of the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Leaning against the glass, she points Quentin remarks that Orlando is beautiful, and Margo scoffs. He scrambles to justify himself, points out that it is impossible to see the Margo apologizes, saying her experience Part 1, Chapter 7. Back in the minivan, Margo tells Quentin that it is his turn to choose a victim, whose punishment she has She does not remember his address, but points Margo and Quentin climb through the bedroom window and discover, not Chuck, but an old man Quentin asks why Margo hates Chuck, remarking that Part 1, Chapter 8.

Quentin flatly refuses to follow Margo to SeaWorld. He worries about getting caught, and though Margo agrees that they probably will, Margo is repulsed by the idea that she needed Quentin to accomplish her plans. Quentin grudgingly agrees to break into SeaWorld with Margo , but tells Margo that his parents and Duke University will both be mad when they He notices that the metaphor Margo once used to explain why Joyner killed himself —that all the strings inside him broke When they reach SeaWorld, Margo reveals her plan to sneak in by wading through a drainage ditch that runs along While crossing the moat, Margo is bitten by a snake.

Fearing the snake is a water moccasin, Quentin tries to Margo and Quentin wander past a row of tanks, but do not see any animals. Margo and Quentin stop in front of the empty seal tank.

Quentin imagines spending the night Part 1, Chapter 9. When Margo and Quentin return home, Margo gives Quentin a hug and tells him she will miss Part 2, Chapter 1.

He and Radar talk Hard and Put Away Wet. He falls asleep in the passenger After school, Ben drops Quentin off at home. He cannot help but hope that Margo will come back to sweep him away on another adventure. Part 2, Chapter 2. Though he figures Margo will be back by Monday, he is proud of having Part 2, Chapter 3.

Detective Warren mentions that Margo tends to leave clues before she runs away. Detective Warren describes Margo as a tied-down balloon that has been straining against her strings and now has finally Quentin talks with his parents about the Spiegelmans.

He sees a poster hanging on Part 2, Chapter 4. Ben notices that one of the songs listed on the back cover of Radar wonders aloud why Margo would leave clues for Quentin this time, when she has always left them for her Part 2, Chapter 5. She has heard that Quentin and Margo were together the night before Margo disappeared, and wants to know whether Margo was angry He tells one to thank Margo rather than him, knowing Margo gave him the tools he needed to confront Jase.

At lunch, Quentin finds Ben and Lacey waiting at his locker. Lacey tells Quentin that Margo never allowed people into her room, and that she had no idea Margo owned such Part 2, Chapter 6. Quentin, Radar, and Ben return to Jefferson Park. Quentin and Radar follow Ben back to his house. They play video games and discuss Margo.

Ben insists that Margo has to be in New York. He urges Quentin to go Part 2, Chapter 7. His father suspects that Margo will be He thinks of his own prom fantasy, in which he brings Margo home just in time for the last dance and their peers marvel while they do Suddenly, a new idea occurs to him: Part 2, Chapter 8.

Quentin remembers Margo saying she did not want to be found dead in Jefferson Park, the way Robert Radar insists they cannot leave until they have gotten into the building and found whatever Margo intended Quentin to discover.

Quentin looks at his friends, and their presence makes his fear Part 2, Chapter 9. They are relieved to know that the stench has not been coming from Margo. Poking around the room, it becomes clear that Margo is not there.

Ben notices a patch of wall that seems to have been recently Part 2, Chapter He admits his fear that Margo may Ben, whom Quentin calls after finishing his conversation with Radar, is dismissive. He believes Margo is alive and well, and assumes her clues are bids for attention.

He finds himself talking aloud to Margo , promising he will not betray her trust. He finds this one-sided conversation comforting. He is certain Margo will be dead beneath the tree, and finds himself Lacey cries at the thought of Margo committing suicide, but Quentin keeps pushing her to think of places Margo might have gone After class, he brings Dr.

Quentin admits that he has mostly been reading the lines Margo highlighted, and that he is less interested in understanding Whitman than he is in understanding Radar tells Quentin that he will be happy to help hunt for Margo at any point in the future, but that he wants to enjoy this one night Quentin considers the possibility that he might never find her, The color is immediately recognizable to him — this is the polish Margo used to paint her nails during their adventure.

Examining the bottle, he finds a smudge Quentin is convinced that Margo has been staying in the mall, and resolves to stay there until she returns. The thought of Margo , sitting alone on the rolled-up carpet and eating a nutrition bar, makes Quentin sad in Quentin realizes that the most important question is not what happened to Margo , but who she was.

He commits himself to correcting his misperceptions about Margo , and begins The sudden warmth and camaraderie feels painfully disingenuous to Quentin, and he imagines Margo suffering through countless parties like this during her time in school.

He goes into the nearby bathroom and finds Lacey sitting in the empty bathtub Lacey is certain that Margo is dead, and disgusted by the Lacey recognizes Gus, the security guard from the SunTrust Building, among them. Gus confirms that Margo used to spend a lot of time in the strip mall, and his friend Ace Ace tells them Margo used to explore with them while she was in school, but Gus says she never She feels terrible for never Ben tells him that they are not asking him to abandon the search for Margo , and that they only want one evening of his time before graduation later that week He cannot understand why Margo would have wanted him to see these places.

He has now exhausted his list of The enormous amount of space represented in the map only reminds him They hang it on They agree that Margo must have used it to plan her schemes and Ben arrives, saying that he and Lacey spent the night plotting different possible routes Margo could have taken between the five points on her map. He tells them that every I myself become the wounded person. He thinks that Margo must have felt some sadness leaving, just as he does, because she made a life On the morning of graduation, his parents present him with a gift: He has 21 hours and 45 minutes until, according to the comment, Margo is scheduled to leave Agloe.

He calls Radar and Ben, who are at school waiting Part 3, Hour 9. Part 3, Hour It seems only fair, since tracking Margo is his personal mission.

Lacey allows Quentin to take the wheel, and lies down in He admits that he is worried about how Quentin might feel if the reunion with Margo fails to meet his expectations. He talks about the strange experience of learning to like Outside, the sun is rising. As they get close to Agloe, Lacey and Quentin begin listing everything they know about Margo , from the make of her car to the color of her hair.

Margo asks for five minutes to finish writing. When she closes her notebook, she offers each With the others gone, Margo and Quentin launch into a massive fight.

Margo is angry at Quentin for coming to While they talk, apparently amiably, Quentin explores the barn.

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Margo Roth Spiegelman is basically the "cool girl" that Amy Dunne hates so much. Margo is often cool and aloof. "She never acted as if she liked anyone all that much" (), and she refers to her "friends" as her "various and sundry minions" (). Not a social circle we'd want to be in. Paper Towns Quotes (showing of 1,) “What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.” ― John Green, Paper Towns.

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