Quotes

Below you have a collection of the most important quotes in John Green’s novel, The Fault in Our Stars.

 

"As the tide washed in, the Dutch Tulip Man faced the ocean: 'Conjoiner rejoinder poisoner concealer revelator. Look at it, rising up and rising down, taking everything with it.' 'What’s that?' I asked. 'Water,' the Dutchman said. 'Well, and time.' " (Van Houten, 1%)

 

"The Support Group, of course, was depressing as hell." (Hazel, Chapter 1, 1%)

 

"So Support Group blew, and after a few weeks, I grew to be rather kicking-and-screaming about the whole affair." (Hazel, Chapter 1, 10%)

 

"Television is a passivity. [...] You need to make friends, get out of the house, and live your life." (Hazel's mother, Chapter 1, 22%)

 

"I went to Support Group for the same reason [...]: I wanted to make my parents happy. There is only one thing in this world shittier than biting it from cancer when you’re sixteen, and that’s having a kid who bites it from cancer." (Hazel, Chapter 1, 22%)

 

"I’m on a roller coaster that only goes up, my friend." (Augustus, Chapter 1, 44%).

 

" 'I fear oblivion,' he said without a moment’s pause. 'I fear it like the proverbial blind man who’s afraid of the dark.’ " (Augustus, Chapter 1, 44%)

 

"The world contains a lot of dead people. And while Patrick droned on, reading the list from a sheet of paper because it was too long to memorize, I kept my eyes closed, trying to think prayerfully but mostly imagining the day when my name would find its way onto that list, all the way at the end when everyone had stopped listening." (Hazel, Chapter 1, 56%)

 

"Osteosarcoma sometimes takes a limb to check you out. Then, if it likes you, it takes the rest." (Hazel, Chapter 1, 78%)

 

"Always is their thing. They’ll always love each other and whatever. I would conservatively estimate they have texted each other the word always four million times in the last year." (Augustus, Chapter 1, 89%)

 

"You put the killing thing right between your teeth, but you don’t give it the power to do its killing." (Augustus, Chapter 1, 100%)

 

"Augustus Waters drove horrifically." (Hazel, Chapter 2, 1%)

 

"Cancer Perks are the little things cancer kids get that regular kids don’t" (Hazel, Chapter 2, 1%).

 

"Like: Congratulations! You’re a woman. Now die.) It was, we were told, incurable." (Hazel, Chapter 2, 13%)

 

"But three years removed from proper full-time schoolic exposure to my peers, I felt a certain unbridgeable distance between us. I think my school friends wanted to help me through my cancer, but they eventually found out that they couldn’t. For one thing, there was no through." (Hazel, Chapter 3, 80%).

 

"Cancer kids are essentially side effects of the relentless mutation that made the diversity of life on earth possible." (Hazel, Chapter 4, 1%)

 

"Flirting was new to me, but I liked it." (Hazel, Chapter 4, 25%)

 

"I was thinking about the word handle, and all the unholdable things that get handled." (Hazel, Chapter 4, 75%)

 

"'Sometimes people don’t understand the promises they’re making when they make them,' I said Isaac shot me a look. 'Right, of course. But you keep the promise anyway. That’s what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway. Don’t you believe in true love?'"  (Hazel and Isaac, Chapter 4, 75%)

 

"That’s the thing about pain," Augustus said, and then glanced back at me. "It demands to be felt." (Augustus, p. 72)

 

"...but there is this unwritten contract between author and reader and I think not ending your book kind of violates that contract." (Augustus, Chapter 4, 100%)

 

" 'Okay,' he said after forever. 'Maybe okay will be our always.' 'Okay,' I said." (Augustus / Hazel, Chapter 5, 29%)

 

" 'But I believe in true love, you know? I don’t believe that everybody gets to keep their eyes or ...

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