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The Fault in our Stars quotes

The fault in our stars quotes

Hey readers! Welcome to the page. Today we’ll be discussing The Fault in our Stars quotes. I guess you all are familiar with the title, either you’ve read the novel or watched the movie, or it’s Hindi adaptation. The novel and both its movie adaptations are blockbusters with the novel still retaining its place in the New York Times Bestseller’s list. But what’s so great about it? Of course, the story, a sad and emotional story, beautifully written and hilariously narrated. But what else? It’s beautiful quotes! Which are humorous, alluring, adorable, and quite heartbreaking. And they’d surely stick into your mind for the rest of your life (believe me, I’m not exaggerating).

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The Fault in our Stars quotes:

“I fear oblivion, I fear it like the proverbial blind man who’s afraid of the dark.”

“There will be a time when all of us are dead. All of us. There will be a time when there are no human beings remaining to remember that anyone ever existed or that our species ever did anything. There will be no one left to remember Aristotle or Cleopatra, let alone you.”

“There was time before organisms experienced consciousness, and there will be time after. And if the inevitability of human oblivion worries you, I encourage you to ignore it. God knows that’s what everyone else does.”

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“I enjoy looking at beautiful people, and I decided a while ago not to deny myself the simpler pleasures of existence.”

“It’s a metaphor, see: You put the killing thing (cigarette) right between your teeth, but you don’t give it the power to do its killing thing.”

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“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 together unless and until all living humans read the book.”

“You know, like when you look into the mirror and the thing you see is not the thing as it really is.”

“Cancer kids are essentially side effects of the relentless mutations that made the diversity of life on earth possible.”

“That’s the thing about pain, it demands to be felt.”

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“All salvation is temporary.”

“Sometimes people don’t understand the promises they’re making when they make them.”

“Hazel Grace, could I, with my meager intellectual capacities, make up a letter from Peter Van Houten featuring phrases like ‘our triumphantly digitized contemporaneity’?”

“I’m like. Like. I’m like a grenade, mom. I’m like a grenade and at some point, I’m going to blow up and I would like to minimize the casualties, okay?”

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“People talk about the courage of cancer patients, and I do not deny that courage. I had been poked and stabbed and poisoned for years, and still, I trod on. But make no mistake: In that moment, I would have been very, very happy to die. 

“The Fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars/But in ourselves.” (Shakespeare) 

“Not marble, nor the gilded monuments/ Of princes, shall outlive this powerful rhyme;/ But you shall shine more bright in this contents/ Than unswept stone, besmear’d with sluttish time.” (What a slut time is. She screws everybody.)  

“You do not immortalize the lost by writing about them. Language buries but does not resurrect.”

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“The dead are visible only in the terrible lidless eye of memory. The living, thank heaven, retain the ability to surprise and to disappoint.”

“You are so busy being you that you have no idea how utterly unprecedented you are.”

“The world went on, as it does, without my full participation, and I only woke up from the reverie when someone said my name.”

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“We’re disorganized mourners, so a lot of people end up remembering Shakespeare, and no one ends up remembering the person he wrote Sonnet fifty-five about.”

“I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I’m in love with you.”

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“Some people think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth, it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin.”

“The oblivion fear is something else, fear that I won’t be able to give anything in exchange for my life. If you don’t live a life in service of a greater good, you’ve gotta at least die a death in service of a greater good, you know? And I fear that I won’t get either a life or a death that means anything.”

“Apparently the world is not a wish-granting factory.”

“The tales of our exploits will survive as long as the human voice itself.”

“Some infinities are larger than other infinities.”

“Only now that I loved a grenade did I understand the foolishness of trying to save others from my own impending fragmentation: I couldn’t unlove Augustus Waters. And I didn’t want to.”

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“What am I at war with? My cancer. And what is my cancer? My cancer is me. The tumors are made of me. They’re made of me as surely as my brain and my heart are made of me. It is a civil war, Hazel Grace, with a predetermined winner.”

“I’m on a roller coaster that only goes up.”

“I believe that the universe wants to be noticed. I think the universe is improbably biased towards consciousness, that it rewards intelligence in part because the universe enjoys its elegance being observed. And who am I, living in the middle of history, to tell the universe that it-or my observation of it- is temporary?”

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“Yeah. My nostalgia is so extreme that I am capable of missing a swing my butt never actually touched.”

“But this was the truth, a pitiful boy who desperately wanted not to be pitiful, screaming and crying, poisoned by an infected G tube that kept him alive, but not alive enough.”

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“When the scientists of the future show up at my house with robot eyes and they tell me to try them on, I will tell the scientists to screw off, because I do not want to see a world without him.”

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“There are days, many of them when I resent the size of my unbounded set. I want more numbers than I’m likely to get, and god, I want more numbers for Augustus Waters than he got. But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.”

“The pleasure of remembering had been taken from me because there was no longer anyone to remember with. It felt like losing your co-rememberer meant losing the memory itself, and if the things we’d done were less real and important than they had been hours before.”

“You get all these friends just when you don’t need friends anymore.”

“Pain is like fabric: The stronger it is, the more it’s worth.”

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“Grief does not change you. Hazel. It reveals you.”

“You could hear the wind in the leaves, and on that wind traveled the screams of the kids on the playground in the distance, the little kids figuring out how to be alive, how to navigate a world that was not built for them by navigating a playground that was.”

“Who am I to say that these things might not be forever? Who is Peter Van Houten to assert as fact the conjecture that our labor is temporary? All I know of heaven and all I know of death is in this park: an elegant universe in ceaseless motion, teeming with ruined ruins and screaming children.”

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“Almost everyone is obsessed with leaving a mark upon the world. Bequeathing a legacy. Outlasting death. We all want to be remembered. I do, too. That’s what bothers me most, is being another unremembered casualty in the ancient and inglorious war against disease.”

“The marks humans leave are too often scars. You build a hideous minimall or start a coup or try to become a rockstar and you think, ‘They’ll remember me now,’ but (a) they don’t remember you, and (b) all you leave behind are more scars. Your coup becomes a dictatorship. Your minimall becomes a lesion.”

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“My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.”

“We are like a bunch of dogs squirting on fire hydrants. We poison the groundwater with our toxic piss, marking everything MINE in a ridiculous attempt to survive our deaths.”

“We’re as likely to hurt the universe as we are to help it, and we’re not likely to do either.”

“People will say that it’s sad that she leaves a lesser scar, that fewer remember her, that she was loved deeply but not widely. But it’s not sad, Van Houten. It’s triumphant. It’s heroic. Isn’t that the real problem? Like the doctors say: First, do no harm.”

“The real heroes anyway aren’t the people doing things; the real heroes are the people NOTICING things, paying attention. The guy who invented the smallpox vaccine didn’t actually invent anything. He just noticed that people with cowpox didn’t get smallpox.”

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“You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world, old man, but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices. I hope she likes hers.”

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