When The Fault in Our Stars was released, it quickly became a phenomenon. Teens and adults all over the country laughed, loved, and cried over John Green’s newest release. Although he was a popular writer before the release of his sixth book, The Fault in Our Stars truly cemented the writer as a young adult powerhouse.
Some of the lines from this book have become classics. Quotes like “I’m on a rollercoaster that only goes up” and “Some infinities are bigger than other infinities” were plastered all over Hot Topic t-shirts. Now, ten years after the release of the book, let’s take a look at ten of the best lines from this YA classic that you might have forgotten.
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. “What a slut time is. She screws everybody.”
3. “Books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like a betrayal.”
4. “Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin.”
5. “You have a choice in this world, I believe, about how to tell sad stories, and we made the funny choice.”
6. “The real heroes anyway aren’t the people doing things; the real heroes are the people NOTICING things, paying attention.”
7. “Our fearlessness shall be our secret weapon.”
8. “You do not immortalize the lost by writing about them. Language buries, but does not resurrect.”
9. “Pain is like fabric: The stronger it is, the more it’s worth.”
And my personal favorite:
10. “I had a moral opposition to eating before dawn on the grounds that I was not a nineteenth-century Russian peasant fortifying myself for a day in the fields.”
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