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The Fault In Our Stars Quotes
Transcript of The Fault In Our Stars Quotes
Chapter 1, Page 20 "They don't kill you unless you light them," he said as Mom arrived at the curb. "And I've never lit one. 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." Chapter 1, Page 12
Chapter 18, Page 245 "Where is my chance to be somebody's Peter van Houten?" He hit the steering wheel weakly, the car honking as he cried. He leaned his head back, looking up. "I hate this I hate this I disgust myself I hate it I hate it I hate it just let me die." Chapter 11, Page 168 "Seriously though: afterlife?"
"No," I said, and then revised. "Well, maybe I wouldn't go as far as no. You?"
"Yes," he said, his voice full of confidence. "Yes, absolutely. Not like a heaven where you ride unicorns, play harps, and live in a mansion made of clouds. But yes, I've always believed in Something with a capital S. Always have." Augustus Waters tends to use "smoking" as a metaphor for his struggle with cancer. He had survived something that very well could have killed him, as he fought back rather than letting his cancer overpower him. During times in which he is in need of confidence, he puts an unlit cigarette in his mouth to remind himself of this fact. "I fear oblivion," he said without a moment's pause. "I fear it like the proverbial blind man who's afraid of the dark." The fear of oblivion and "life" after death is a major
theme in The Fault In Our Stars. With Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters both suffering from
cancer and both unsure of how much more time
they have to live, they are in constant fear of what
lies ahead of them--and what doesn't. In The Fault In Our Stars, John Green constantly tries to prove that cancer patients are not always brave and contempt with their condition as the public wants us to believe. Here we see Augustus Waters coming to the realization that he will probably never live to see the day that he leaves an important legacy on the world, and believing that he will be forgotten in the end. His charisma has drained away, replaced by a cynical, depressed personality. Hazel and Augustus disagreeing on the possibility of the existence of an afterlife helps create an image of the differences between the two characters. While Hazel appears to be a very indecisive and pessimistic person, Augustus appears to be very confident and hopeful, even if he is quite pretentious and cynical himself. Chapter 20, Page 260 "...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 greater than other infinities...There are days, many of them, where 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 for that, I am grateful. Hazel grows to understand that
"infinities" are subjective. Even when both her and Augustus have passed on, they will continue to feel love for each other forever because, as she learns, the end of an "infinity" does not eliminate your relation to someone, it only changes it slightly. Hazel's relationship with Augustus is in the present tense forevermore.