With the movie adaptation only a couple of months away, I thought it was crucial to prepare myself by reading the book first and let me tell you, most of the quotes from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green are completely relatable and thought-provoking. They grab your attention, make you think about the deeper meaning and linger in your mind for what seems like forever. The romance described in this book is completely tragic and atypical; it is not your everyday love story between two teenagers. It has more depth and emotion alongside a little bit of wit and humor. Here are some of the quotes from The Fault in Our Stars that will become embedded in your mind!
‘You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world… but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.’ I think this quote states the complete truth. Although you are bound to get hurt at some point in your life, you can still control who hurts you in the end. You decide whom you surround yourself with and you give them the ability to hurt you. I believe that Augustus was trying to say that if he were to get hurt, he is glad it is because of the people he cares about. This is one of the quotes from The Fault In Our Stars that resonates with you for a long time.
‘My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.’ What I love the most about Augustus is that he is able to express his thoughts in the perfect format, even if he believes he is not capable of doing so. This quote accurately explains those thoughts that run through our mind which we are not able to put logically together. This is what makes the book so relatable and this is what attaches the readers to this particular work of art.
‘I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You gave me forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.’ This is one of the many quotes that literally brought me to tears. There is so much emotion in this group of words that it is truly hard to bear when you get to know the characters and learn their stories.
‘Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.’ The two main characters, Hazel and Augustus were able to form a strong connection through sharing books, which they valued the most. It is as if they gave a piece of each other to one another. This quote explains that exact feelings you get after you read a book that changes your life and that is the exact feeling I got after reading The Fault In Our Stars.
‘As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.’ In a way this line perfectly captures how many of us fall in love. At first we are hesitant to get attached but later we can’t hold any feeling back. Love just sucks us in all at once! It is a sweet feeling that we get to experience only a few times in our whole lifetime.
‘I’m a grenade and at some point I’m going to blow up and I would like to minimize the casualties, okay?’ As readers, we learn about the deeper mental set of Hazel with the help of this quote. It truly shows how she feels about getting close to people because she is afraid of ‘ruining’ them. She feels like anyone or anything around her is exposed to immediate danger, therefore she prefers to limit any contact and not be responsible for any ‘casualties’.
‘The world is not a wish granting factory.’ This quote reoccurs throughout the majority of the book and it truly embodies the reality of life even if it is very pessimistic. While you might get the chance to bring one of your wishes to life, not all of them will come true. You can’t expect everything to go the way you want to because you will stumble upon not so pleasant situations here and there.
The Fault in Our Stars has really opened up my eyes on a lot of things. While it is a fictional book, it still taught me how short life can be and how important numbered days can become. It is a really touching book that everyone should get the chance to read. What are some of your favorite quotes from the book?
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