10 Lines from The Fault In Our Stars That Must Make It Into the Movie

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Few characters since Romeo and Juliet have fallen in love as articulately as The Fault In Our Stars‘ Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters. And every reader currently lining their pockets with Kleenex in preparation for watching them fall for each other (“slowly, then all at once”) on big screens tomorrow has a favorite line or two that just MUST make it into the film. John Green filled his characters’ mouths with sweet and bitter insights into love, life, dying, and gratitude, all scientifically engineered to squeeze a ludicrous volume of tears out of readers. Here are the 10 lines we at the B&N Book Blog will be waiting to hear at the movies tomorrow, our fistfuls of tissue at the ready:

1. “Okay?” “Okay.”

2. “And then there are books…so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like betrayal.”

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

4. “If the inevitability of human oblivion worries you, I encourage you to ignore it. God knows that’s what everyone else does.”

5. “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 returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”

6. “The world is not a wish-granting factory.”

7. “‘When the scientists of the future show up at my house with robot eyes and they tell me to try them on, I will tell the scientists to screw off, because I do not want to see a world without him.'”

8. “Some infinities are bigger than other infinities… But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity.”

9. “You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world, old man, but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices. I hope she likes hers.”

10. “I do, Augustus. I do.”

What’s your favorite quote from The Fault In Our Stars?

  • Spigana

    The line about how it feels to fall in love, is the best that anyone has come up about falling in love, there are no ways to depict it more precisely our intimately.

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