Where the Fault Lies

The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.”

When I first read “The Fault in Our Stars”, I was astounded by the author’s sheer ability to gather the essence of human life and bottle it in such a way that as it escaped it came to life. The book centers around a young Hazel Grace Lancaster, a sixteen year old living with cancer. As the story progresses, young Hazel falls in love and in the process learns to live again. The book was penned by international best selling author, John Green. Green has published other books including “Looking for Alaska”, “Paper Towns”, “An Abundance of Katherines” and the co-written piece “Will Grayson, Will Grayson”.

Some of my favorite quotes from the book are:

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

“My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.” 

“That’s the thing about pain,” Augustus said, and then glanced back at me. “It demands to be felt” 

“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.” 

“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.” 

“Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.” 

“Oh, I wouldn’t mind, Hazel Grace. It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you.”



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