9 ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Quotes for its Ninth Publishing Anniversary

‘The Fault in Our Stars’ has numerous quotes about love and life that will move readers. Here are nine we love.

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On January 10, 2012, readers were introduced to the tragic romance of Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is a rollercoaster ride of emotions that doesn’t always go up. It has numerous memorable quotes, whether introspective deep thoughts about love and life or lines adding dark humor, readers are sure to be moved. So, for its ninth publishing anniversary, I’ve compiled some of the best quotes from The Fault in Our Stars and some that just struck a chord with me as a reader. Enjoy the list, Okay?


The Fault in Our Stars


1. “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.”



2. “You have a choice in this world, I believe, about how to tell sad stories, and we made the funny choice”


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



4. “That’s the thing about pain… It demands to be felt.”



5. “That’s part of what I like about the book in some ways. It portrays death truthfully. You die in the middle of your life, in the middle of a sentence. But I do – God I do really want to know what happens to everyone else.”


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

“Right, of course. But you keep the promise anyway. That’s what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway.”



7. “I was wondering if everybody could be remembered. Like, if we got organized, and assigned a certain number of corpses to each living person, would there be enough living people to remember all the dead? … Anyone can name fourteen dead people. But we are 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.”


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8. “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.”



9. “There are infinite numbers between 0 and 1. There’s .1 and .12 and .112 and an infinite collection of others. Of course, there is a bigger infinite set of numbers between 0 and 2, or between 0 and a million. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. A writer we used to like taught us that. 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.”



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