The Fault in Our Stars

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The Fault in Our Stars is a 2014 American coming-of-age romance film about a sixteen-year-old cancer patient forced by her parents to attend a support group, where she meets and subsequently falls in love with another cancer patient.

Directed by Josh Boone. Written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, based on the 2012 novel of the same name by John Green.
One sick love story. (taglines)

Augustus Waters[edit]

  • I am in love with you. And I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we're all doomed. And that one day all our labor will be returned to dust. And I know that the sun will swallow the only earth we will ever have. And I am in love with you.
  • That's a thing about pain. It demands to be felt.
  • Apparently the world is not a wish-granting factory.

Hazel Grace Lancaster[edit]

  • I fell in love with him the way you fall asleep: Slowly, and then all at once.
  • Funerals, I've decided, are not for the dead. They are for the living.
  • The only thing worse than biting it from cancer is having a kid bite it from cancer.

Van Houten[edit]

  • Let's imagine you are racing a tortoise, the tortoise has a 10 yard lead in the start, and in the time it takes you to run 10 yards, the tortoise's moved maybe one yard. So alright, you're faster than the tortoise but you cannot never catch it, you can only decrease his lead. Now certainly you can run past the tortoise as long as you don't contemplate the mechanics of that, but the question of how turns out to be so complicated that no one really solved it until Cantor proved that some infinities are bigger than other infinities... I think that answers your question.


Augustus Waters: Your hands are so cold.
Hazel Grace Lancaster: Oh, they're not so much cold as just under-oxygenated.
Augustus Waters: Hazel Grace?
Hazel Grace Lancaster: Hm?
Augustus Waters: I love it when you talk medical to me.

Isaac: Augustus Waters was a cocky son of a bitch. But we forgive him. Not because of his super-human good looks or because he only got 19 years when he should have gotten way more.
Augustus Waters: 18 years, buddy.
Isaac: Dude, come on, really? I'm assuming you have a little time, you interrupting bastard. You interrupt in the middle of my eulogy... You're supposed to be dead! But when the scientists of the future come to my house with robot eyes and they tell me to try them on, I will tell those scientists to piss off 'cause, Gus, I don't want to see a world without you in it. I know I don't want to see a world without Augustus Waters.

Hazel Grace Lancaster: Really? That's disgusting!
Augustus Waters: What?
Hazel Grace Lancaster: What? Do you think that is cool? Or something? You just ruined the whole thing
Augustus Waters: The whole thing?
Hazel Grace Lancaster: Yes, this whole thing.
Hazel Grace Lancaster: Even though you have freaking cancer, you are willing to give money to corporation for a chance to acquire even more cancer? Let me just assure you that not being able to breathe? SUCKS. Totally disappointing. Totally.
Augustus Waters: They don't kill you unless you light them. And I've never lit one. 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. A metaphor.

Hazel Grace Lancaster: You know, this obsession you have, with being remembered?
Augustus Waters: Don't get mad.
Hazel Grace Lancaster: I am mad! I'm mad because I think you're special. And isn't that enough? You think that the only way to lead a meaningful life, is for everyone to remember you. For everyone to love you! Guess what, Gus - this is your life! This is all you get! You get me, and you get your family and you get this world, and that's it! And if that's not enough for you, then I'm sorry, but its not nothing. Because I love you. And I'm going to remember you.

Augustus Waters: [on the phone] I cannot stop thinking about this Goddamned book.
Hazel Grace Lancaster: You're welcome.
Augustus Waters: However, we do need closure, don't you think?
Hazel Grace Lancaster: That is exactly what I was asking Van Houten for in my letters.
Augustus Waters: But he never responded.
Hazel Grace Lancaster: Nope.
Augustus Waters: [inhales theatrically] "Dear Mr. Waters. I write to thank you for your electronic correspondence. I am grateful to anyone that sets aside time to read my book."
Hazel Grace Lancaster: [sits up excitedly] Augustus?
Augustus Waters: Yes?
Hazel Grace Lancaster: What are you doing?
Augustus Waters: I may have found Van Houten's assistant. E-mailed her.
Hazel Grace Lancaster: Augustus!
Augustus Waters: She may have forwarded that e-mail onto Van Houten. Shall I continue?
Hazel Grace Lancaster: Oh my God, yeah, go go go!
Augustus Waters: "I am particularly indebted to you, sir." Hazel Grace, he just called me "sir."
Hazel Grace Lancaster: Augustus, keep reading! Keep reading!
Augustus Waters: "... both for your kind words about "An Imperial Affliction" and for taking the time to tell me that the book, and here I quote you directly, 'meant a great deal' to you and your friend Hazel Grace'."
Hazel Grace Lancaster: [screams excitedly] You did not! No, you did not, you did not, you did not!
Augustus Waters: Of course I did. "To answer your question: No, I have not written anything else, nor will I. I do not feel like continuing to share my thoughts with readers would benefit either them or me. However, thank you for your generous e-mail. Yours most sincerely, Peter Van Houten." So yeah, that just happened.
Hazel Grace Lancaster: Oh my God!
Augustus Waters: I've been trying to tell you, I'm kind of awesome.


  • One sick love story.
  • They don't have forever, they have each other.


  • Shailene Woodley – Hazel Grace Lancaster
    • Lily Kenna – young Hazel
  • Ansel Elgort – Augustus "Gus" Waters
  • Nat Wolff – Isaac, Augustus' best friend
  • Laura Dern – Frannie Lancaster, Hazel's mother
  • Sam Trammell – Michael Lancaster, Hazel's father
  • Willem Dafoe – Peter Van Houten
  • Lotte Verbeek – Lidewij Vliegenthart, Van Houten's assistant
  • Mike Birbiglia – Patrick, the support group leader
  • Ana Dela Cruz – Dr. Maria
  • Milica Govich – Mrs. Waters, Augustus's mother
  • David Whalen – Mr. Waters, Augustus's father
  • Emily Peachey – Monica
  • Emily Bach – Monica's Mom
  • Carole Weyers – the voice of Anne Frank

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