By Nina TorskaThu. 18 Apr. 20243min Read

Our Favourite The Fault in Our Stars Quotes

In this article, we explore some of the most poignant and thought-provoking quotes from John Green's "The Fault in Our Stars," paying homage to its exploration of love, loss, and the human condition.
Our Favourite The Fault in Our Stars Quotes

In John Green's "The Fault in Our Stars," I am perpetually moved by the raw emotional depth and genuine humanity that radiate from its pages.

This novel masterfully intertwines the tragic with the beautiful, presenting a heartfelt exploration of life, love, and loss that resonates deeply with readers around the world. 

"The world is not a wish-granting factory."  – Augustus Waters

This quote, delivered by Augustus, serves as a sobering reminder of life's often harsh realities. It struck a chord with me, as it underscores the theme that life does not conform to our hopes and often defies our desires for fairness and justice.

"Some infinities are bigger than other infinities." – Hazel Grace


Hazel's reflection on the nature of infinity speaks to the idea that even within the constraints of a limited time, there can be moments of boundless joy and significance. This perspective is especially poignant considering her chronic illness, and it challenges me to reconsider the value of each moment.

"You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world, but you do have some say in who hurts you."  – Augustus Waters 

Augustus’s wisdom here resonates with anyone who has ever navigated the complexities of human relationships. It's a powerful acknowledgment of the agency we hold over our emotional lives, reminding me of the importance of choosing our connections wisely.

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once." – Hazel Grace Lancaster

Hazel captures the essence of falling in love with this beautifully simple analogy. This quote always brings a smile to my face, as it perfectly encapsulates the gradual and then sudden realization of deep affection.

"Pain demands to be felt." – Augustus Waters

Augustus's statement here is a stark confrontation with the inevitability of pain. It’s a raw expression of the novel’s theme that suffering, much like love, is an integral and unavoidable aspect of life.

"My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations." – Augustus Waters

This metaphor from Augustus beautifully illustrates the tumult of his inner life, resonating with anyone who has ever felt overwhelmed by their thoughts. It reminds me of the challenge and the beauty of trying to make sense of our complex emotions.

"That’s the thing about pain. It demands to be felt." – Hazel Grace Lancaster

Echoing Augustus’s earlier sentiment, Hazel’s acknowledgment of pain’s imperative nature serves as a grounding truth in the novel. It impresses upon me the universal nature of suffering and the necessity of facing it head-on.

"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." – Hazel Grace

This heartfelt expression of gratitude from Hazel to Augustus highlights the deep love and appreciation she holds for their time together. It’s a reminder of the profound impact love can have, how it can create a sense of eternity within a finite span of time.

"I’m on a roller coaster that only goes up, my friend." – Augustus Waters

Despite his illness, Augustus's optimistic outlook is both inspiring and heartbreaking. This quote motivates me to adopt a more positive perspective, regardless of life’s ups and downs.

"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."  –  Hazel Grace Lancaster

Hazel’s passion for literature and its transformative power reflects my own belief in the profound impact that reading can have on our lives. This quote is a celebration of the shared human experience through stories, and it encapsulates why I cherish this novel so deeply.

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