"Pain demands to be felt."

My Favorite Quotes from John Green's The Fault in Our Stars


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16- "Why are you looking at me like that?" Augustus half smiled. "Because you're beautiful. I enjoy looking at beautiful people, and I decided a while ago not to deny myself the simpler pleasures of existence."

20- "It's a metaphor, see: You put the killing thing right between your teeth, but you don't give it the power to do its killing."

33- 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. And then there are books which you can't tell people about, books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like a betrayal.

59- All salvation is temporary.

97- "It feels like we were all wounded in your battle."

112- You do not immortalize the lost by writing about them. Language buries, but does not resurrect.

123- "You are so busy being you that you have no idea how utterly unprecedented you are."

124- As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.

153- "I'm in love with you, and I'm not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. 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 turned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you."

176- "It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you."

233- It seemed like forever ago, like we'd had this brief but still infinited forever. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.

312- We're as likely to hurt the universe as we are to help it, and we're not likely to do either.

313- 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 hope she likes hers.

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