Top 5 quotes from 'The Fault in Our Stars'
“All salvation is temporary… my life bought them a minute. And that’s not nothing.” The idea behind this quote is that doing something small and simple can bring great things to pass. It can also be found in the way that Shipwreck from the G.I. Joe cartoon handled the Germ.
“Love is keeping the promise anyway.” Everyone has an idea of what love is, this might be the best expression, especially when considering the idea of marriage and how people break that promise every day.
“…alive, but not alive enough.” People may be alive, but they are not alive enough. Some have good excuses for that, like illness; others do not even recognize that they are not alive enough.
“The pleasure of remembering had been taken from me, because there was no longer anyone to remember it with.” People identify themselves by the other. There is no true form of self-identity, and it may be one reason why isolation is so effective as a punishment. It is also an idea that permeates The Fault in Our Stars. What will Hazel Grace’s parents become after having identified as her parents for so long?
“Look. Let me just say it: He was hot. A nonhot boy stares at you relentlessly and it is, at best, awkward, and at worst, a form of assault. But a hot boy…well.” Jenna Marbles has probably made the best statement ever about dating the hot chick. (NSFW, but hilarious as…) This is the same thing that self-aware males always have to consider when looking at the dating pool. Am I so ugly in comparison to this girl that asking her out, which starts with eye contact, is just going to be awkward or worse? Will it be some sort of harassment? Or am I good looking enough that she will take my looking at her as compliment rather than a threat? Mostly there is no way to know.