A week ago I finished reading this book.
I had many thoughts in mind after reading it but I realized that it wasn’t even necessary to write much about it because everything worth saying has been already written in the same book ❤
So here’s my brief thought which I uploaded last week! In case you haven’t read it just click it 🙂
First I have to admit that I’m not so fond of using post-its on books but this time while reading “The Fault In Our Stars” I’d put a post-it everytime I liked an specific quote -which was often- and look how it ended:
So here’s the re-count of the my favorite quotes (at the end of each I’ll write the name of the character who said it and the page where you can find it if you ever read this book):
(Some spoilers ahead!)
“I enjoy looking at beatiful people, and I dediced a while ago not to deny myself the simpler pleasures of existence” – Augustus, 16
“…you just ruined the whole thing (…) The whole thing where a boy who is not unattractive or unintelligent or seemingly in any way unacceptable stares at me and points out incorrect uses of literality and compares me to actresses and asks me to watch a movie at his house. But of course there is always a hamartia…” – Hazel, 19
“…It’s a metaphor, see: You put the killing thing right between your teeth, but you don’t give it the power to do its killing.” – Augustus, 20
“…That’s what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway. Don’t you believe in true love?” -Isaac, 61
“That’s the thing about pain, it demands to be felt.” – Augustus, 63
“But I believe in true love, you know? I don’t believe that everybody gets to keep their eyes or not get sick or whatever, but everybody should have true love, and it should last at least as long as your life does.” -Isaac, 75
“We all miss you so much. It just never ends. It feels like we were all wounded in your battle…” -97
“You realize that trying to keep your distance from me will not lessen my affection for you (…) All efforts to save me from you will fail,” – Augustus, 122
“That’s why I like you (…) You are so busy being you that you have no idea how utterly unprecedent you are.” – Augustus, 123
“…I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once” -Hazel, 125
“…In freedom, most people find sin.” -Taxi driver, 157
“Oh, I wouldn’t mind (…) It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you.” -Augustus, 176
And somehow that was the last quote from the first part of the book (according to the mental division I made) that’s mostly about the beginning of their teenage love story. After this, things get complicated and the further quotes are less cheesy. Seems to me that when Augustus Waters said “I’m on a rollercoaster than only goes up” he didn’t mean it was something necessarily good.
However next thursday I’ll post the last part of TFIOS special posts 🙂 regarding my last (but not least) favorite QUOTES.