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27 Most Romantic Quotes from The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars is a romantic novel authored by John Green. The book which was published in 2012, is one of his best solo novels. It was inspired by Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar, in which the aristocrat Cassius tells Brutus: “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.”

This book has already inspired a movie with the same title. As a romantic story involving two teenagers, this novel is loaded with romantic quotes for your inspiration. Here are the 27 most romantic quotes from The Fault in Our Stars to help you express love.

​27 Most Romantic Quotes from The Fault in Our Stars

​Romantic Quotes to Help You Express Love

#1. “I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things.”

#2. “Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world.”

#3. “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.”

#4. “I’m 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 there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”

#5. “You say you’re not special because the world doesn’t know about you, but that’s an insult to me. I know about you.”

#6. “You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world… but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.”

#7. “Because you are beautiful. I enjoy looking at beautiful people, and I decided a while ago not to deny myself the simpler pleasures of existence.”

#8. “That’s why I like you. Do you realize how rare it is to come across a hot girl who creates an adjectival version of the word pedophile? You are so busy being you that you have no idea how utterly unprecedented you are.”

#9. “As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”

#10. “She’s so beautiful. You don’t get tired of looking at her. You never worry if she’s smarter than you, ’cause you know she is. She’s funny without ever being mean. I love her. God, I love her.”

#11. “Come over here so I can examine your face with my hands and see deeper into your soul than a sighted person ever could.”

Romantic Quotes to Inspire You to Pursue True Love

#12. “I will not tell you our love story, because—like all real love stories—it will die with us, as it should.”

#13. “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.”

#14. “Only now that I loved a grenade did I understand the foolishness of trying to save others from my own impending fragmentation: I couldn’t unlove Augustus Waters. And I didn’t want to.”

#15. “Right, of course. But you keep the promise anyway. That’s what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway.”

#16. “All your attempts to save yourself from me will fail.”

#17. “Maybe she wasn’t loved widely, but she was loved deeply.”

​Romantic Quotes to Make Someone Feel Special

#18. “Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.”

#19. “Oh, I wouldn’t mind Hazel Grace. It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you.”

#20. “I’m a grenade and at some point I’m going to blow up and I would like to minimize the casualties, okay?”

#21. “But I will say this: When the scientists of the future show up at my house with robot eyes and they tell me to try them on, I will tell the scientists to screw off, because I do not want to see a world without him. I was kind of crying by then.”

#22. “There is no shortage of fault to be found amid our stars.”

#23. “I want to see you again tonight. But I’m willing to wait all night and much of tomorrow.”

#24. “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.”

#25. “Much of my life had been devoted to trying not to cry in front of people who loved me, so I knew what Augustus was doing. You clench your teeth. You look up. You tell yourself that if they see you cry, it will hurt them, and you will be nothing but a Sadness in their lives, and you must not become a mere sadness, so you will not cry, and you say all of this to yourself while looking up at the ceiling, and then you swallow even though your throat does not want to close and you look at the person who loves you and smile.”

#26. “I am mad! I’m mad because I think you’re special. And isn’t that enough?”

#27. “I willed myself to imagine a world without us and what a worthless world that would be.”

​Final Thoughts

As one of the most popular love stories, The Fault in Our Stars serves as a source of inspiration for people yearning for true love. It also motivates lovers to persevere and even celebrate the pain that comes with true love.

The book and the movie explore romance in a fictional way, not with the usual romantic genre of exploration and boldness set in a remote place and time, but with a pragmatist story of the present. If you are looking for special words to express love, these romantic quotes from The Fault in Our Stars should inspire you.

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