After reading John Green’s book, The Fault in our Stars, I rethought this quote. It’s not mentioned in the book but that’s what I took out of reading his words. Spoiler Alert: Augustus at one point almost wished that Hazel Grace died in the ICU before she could find out that his (Augustus) journey on earth was coming to a quick end too. He wanted to spare her the pain because he knows that Hazel Grace thought the same about Augustus. She was a grenade and so was he. They were both doomed to face an unfortunate early encounter with death but they needed each other. Was that selfish? He wanted more time so they can fall in love, and he got his wish. Hazel Grace was left heartbroken beyond repair and for a moment I thought, this could have all been avoided. It’s Hazel’s fault for taking her walls down, letting him in, opening up to someone so beautiful and stupefying. She was well aware of her ill-starred end, but she continued on anyway. They both could have lived, though rather uneventful, but peaceful lives. The only pain to be felt would come from the cancer. Then I came to the realization, why succumb to that? I guess a life lived with pain and hurting is better than a peaceful ‘happy’ life with no risks taken. Why? Because though the feelings you are feeling are unpleasant, you’re feeling Something, with a capital S.
The Fault in our Stars was a great book and I recommend it to all who have not read it yet. John Green makes you fall in love with each character in the most beautiful way. It left me crying when the book ended; his words are so powerful. I can't wait for the movie premiere on June 6, 2014!