A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from June 23, 2015
“What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?”

American author John Green wrote in An Abundance of Katherines (2006):

“What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable? How very odd, to believe God gave you life, and yet not think that life asks more of you than watching TV.”

“What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?” has been frequently cited and printed on many posters.


Wikipedia: John Green (author)
John Michael Green (born August 24, 1977) is an American author of young adult fiction, YouTube video blogger (vlogger), historian and creator of online educational videos. He won the 2006 Printz Award for his debut novel, Looking for Alaska, and his most recent novel, The Fault in Our Stars, debuted at number 1 on The New York Times Best Seller list in January 2012.

Google Books
An Abundance of Katherines
By John Green
New York, NY: Dutton Books
2006
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What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable? How very odd, to believe God gave you life, and yet not think that life asks more of you than watching TV.

Twitter
Lindsay
‏@LindsayG
What’s the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?
5:42 PM - 24 Jun 2008

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Mhaey
‏@Mhaey
“What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?” - An Abundance of Katherines by @realjohngreen
9:32 AM - 4 Jun 2009

Thought Catalog
NOVEMBER 3, 2013
The 42 Most Remarkably Beautiful John Green Quotes
Kate Bailey
(...)
“What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?”

Forbes.com
ENTREPRENEURS 12/30/2013 @ 12:37PM
30 Powerful Quotes on Failure
By Ekatarina Walker
(...)
30. “What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?” – John Green

Google Books
From Humble Beginnings to Realizing a Dream
By Letshego Tau
Partridge Africa
2015
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What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable? – John Green

The Huffington Post
Lolly Daskal (Leadership Global Consultant and Coach)
100 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be Successful
Posted: 01/01/2014 9:57 pm EST Updated: 06/22/2015 3:59 pm EDT
(...)
35. What’s the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable. ~Anonymous

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