Agustus asked if I wanted to go with him to Support Group, but I was really tired from my busy day of Having Cancer, so I passed.
I got my wish, I suppose. I left my scar.
Oh, I wouldn't mind, Hazel Grace. It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you.
The weird thing about houses is that they almost always look like nothing is happening inside of them, even though they contain most of our lives. I wondered if that was sort of the point of architecture.
Boys do not have the monopoly in Staring Business, after all.
I wanted to know that he would be okay if I died. I wanted to not be a grenade, to not be a malevolent force in the lives of people I loved.
Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.
We're as likely to hurt the universe as we are to help it, and we're not likely to do either.
He called out to his fellow monks,'Come quickly I am tasting stars.
It's almost as if the way you imagine my dead self says more about you than it says about either the person I was or the whatever I am now.
That's what we should do, Hazel Grace: We should team up and be this disabled vigilante duo roaring through the world, righting wrongs, defending the weak, protecting the endangered.
You have a choice in this world, I believe, about how to tell sad stories, and we made the funny choice.
All representations of a thing are inherently abstract.
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.
Only now that I loved a grenade did I understand the foolishness of trying to save others from my own impending fragmentation: I couldn't unlove Augustus Waters. And I didn't want to.
The world is not a wish-granting factory.
But in AIA, Anna decides that being a person with cancer who starts a cancer charity is a bit narcissistic, so she starts a charity called The Anna Foundation for People with cancer Who Want to Cure Cholera.
I was a bit of a Victorian Lady, fainting-wise.
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.
What a slut time is. She screws everybody.
He puts the killing thing in his mouth but doesn't give it the power to kill him.
It's hard as hell to hold on to your dignity when the risen sun is too bright in your losing eyes, and that's what I was thinking about as we hunted for bad guys through the ruins of a city that didn't exist.
The book was turned to the page with Anne Frank's name, but what got me about it was the fact that right beneath her name there were four Aron Franks. FOUR. Four Aron Franks without museums, without historical markers, without anyone to mourn them. I silently resolved to remember and pray for the four Aron Franks as long as I was around.
Your driving is unpleasant, but it isn't technically unsafe.
And okay, fair enough, but there is this unwritten contract between author and reader and I think not ending your book kind of violates that contract.
I hadn't read a real series like that since I was a kid, and it was exciting to live again in an infinite fiction.
Our fearlessness shall be our secret weapon.
The world went on, as it does, without my full participation, and I only woke up from the reverie when someone said my name.
Caroline is no longer sufffering from personhood.
I went on spouting bullshit Encouragements as Gus's parents, arm in arm, hugged each other and nodded at every word. Funerals, I had decided, are for the living.
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