Quote by John Green

I missed the future. Obviously I knew even before his recurrence that I'd never grow old with Augustus Waters. But thinking about Lidewij and her boyfriend, I felt robbed. I would probably never again see the ocean from thirty thousand feet above, so far up that you can't make out the waves or any boats, so that the ocean is a great and endless monolith. I could imagine it. I could remember it. But I couldn't see it again, and it occurred to me that the voracious ambition of humans is never sated by dreams coming true, because there is always the thought that everything might be done better and again.

I missed the future. Obviously I knew even before his recurr


This quote highlights the narrator's sense of loss and longing for the future. Despite knowing that she will not have a future with Augustus Waters, the narrator feels robbed of the experiences they could have had together. Reflecting on the sight of the ocean from an airplane, she realizes that fulfilling one's dreams does not necessarily satisfy the human desire for more. This suggests that the human ambition is insatiable, always pushing for improvement and wanting to relive or enhance past experiences, even if they have already come true.

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