What are some important quotes in The Fault in Our Stars?

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Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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John Green filled The Fault in Our Stars with many memorable quotes.  Sme of the most poignant moments in the novel addressed the idea of fate and trying to find your own meaningful place in the world.  Augustus feared oblivion, of being lost and forgotten once he was gone, and Hazel was often left wondering about why things, like her cancer, happened.  Through his young idealistic characters, Green suggests:

"But it is the nature of stars to cross, and never was Shakespeare more wrong than when he has Cassius note, ‘The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars / But in ourselves.”

This quote stands out in the novel because of its literary allusion to Julius Caesar, but also its strong connection to the overarching theme of fate in the novel.  

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