Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.
It seemed like forever ago, like we've had this brief but still infinite forever. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.
That's the good thing about pain. It demands to be felt.
You do not immortalize the lost by writing about them. Language buries, but does not resurrect.
A drink this good deserves one's best posture.
I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once.
Of course I tensed up when he touched me. To be with him was to hurt him-inevitably. And that's what I'd felt as he reached for me: I'd felt as though I were committing an act of violence against him, because I was.
The urge to make art or contemplate philosophy does not go away when you are sick. Those urges just become transfigured by illness.
Books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like a betrayal.
I told myself - as I've told myself before - that the body shuts down when the pain gets too bad, that consciousness is temporary, that this will pass. But just like always, I didn't slip away. I was left on the shore with the waves washing over me, unable to drown.
So Zeno is most famous for his tortoise paradox. Let us imagine that you are in a race with a tortoise. The tortoise has a ten-yard head start. In the time it takes you to run that ten yards, the tortoise has moved one yard. And then in the time it takes you to make up that distance, the tortoise goes a bit farther, and so on forever. You are faster than the tortoise but you can never catch him; you can only decrease his lead.
We were very different, and we disagreed about a lot of things, but he was always so interesting, you know?
Gus knew. Gus knows. I will not tell you our love story, because - like all real love stories - it will die with us, as it should. I'd hoped that he'd be eulogizing me.
It took me a sleeve of Girl Scout Thin Mints and forty minutes to get over that boy.
That's the thing about pain...it demands to be felt.
You get all these friends just when you don't need friends anymore.
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.
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