Augustus’ confession, THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green
Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters don’t have the luxury of time in the poignant The Fault in Our Stars. The two have both been dealing different forms and stages of cancer for years and Hazel’s condition is certainly terminal. The sixteen-year-old girl has always pushed away the idea of lasting love, knowing that her death will hurt anyone she forms a relationship with. During a romantic dinner on a whirlwind trip to Amsterdam, Augustus makes it clear that he has very strong feelings for Hazel despite the fact their love may end prematurely.
“I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. 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.”