IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THIS MOVIE AND PLAN ON SEEING IT, PLEASE STOP READING RIGHT NOW AND WATCH IT. Come back when you're done c:
I'm sorry that this is so random, but I just wanted to appreciate this amazing movie! Now, it's not very manly to like chick-flicks like this, but I've always been a sucker for corny stuff (check out my card on Hopeless Romantics for further proof :p). This movie opened my heart and unleashed my inner Hopeless Romantic. Thanks to the tragic love story of Augustus and Hazel, my eyes were opened (not literally of course, I'm still Asian...) to the actual reality of love.
This movie has taught me that true love is possible. There is such thing as a soul mate. However, it is possible to meet him/her and not be together. This thought scares me very much. The fact that one day, I might find my soul mate and we might not end up together. Or an even scarier thought: that I have already met her and lost her. So of course, these are pretty depressing thoughts, but I honestly believe in fate. I say that if it's meant to be, or in this case Written in The Stars, then it will happen. But not just by itself, nonono! Fate is just a guide, and it's our choice if we want to follow it or not.
Not only is true love possible, but it is hard to finally obtain. It took about half of the movie for Hazel to finally accept Augustus's feelings. Meanwhile, Augustus stayed by her side through everything. Even when Hazel asked for distance, Augustus kept trying his best to talk to her. So basically, there is no such thing as half-hearted love. You either give your all or you don't because frankly, if you're not madly in love with the person you're with, then in time, someone else will come along and you will fall madly in love with that person.
Hazel Grace knew Augustus was dying when she said this, hell, it was in her eulogy. This quote is pretty tricky to understand. There can be many interpretations for this, yet what I believe this means is that happy memories should stay happy, no matter who they were with. You see, Hazel Grace had her best moments in life with Augustus. She didn't know happiness until he came along. But now with his untimely departure, she won't be able to have great times with him anymore. However, she still has the memories of those amazing moments, and she is satisfied with just experiencing them in the first place. Therefore, we should also cherish all of our good memories, even if it's with people who aren't around with us anymore. Just remember how happy you were around them and live off of that!
This is a powerful one for me. I feel like I never understood this quote to its fullest until now. I've looked at this quote while I was in a relationship and had my thoughts. However, I don't think this quote is meant to be heard when in a relationship. I think this quote is best used before one, specifically when you are interested in someone else. This quote means that you must look at them and realize that, at least one time in the relationship, you are going to get hurt. There is no way around it because there is no such thing as a perfect relationship. So you must look at that person and think to yourself, "Am I willing to get hurt in order to be happy with him/her?" If your answer isn't yes, then stop there and try again.
This is the most powerful quote in the whole movie. Pain is something that we cannot escape. It will come. Sometimes not so strong, other times as strong as a tornado that sweeps you off your feet, but it will be there. In every relationships, there will be turmoil. There will be storms and hurricanes. There will be moments when it's easier to let go than hold on. But, there is something else about pain. IT WILL PASS. With determination and proper communication, even the worst things can be dealt with. But some people lose hope and take the easy way out. The route that seems to lessen the pain for both parties. But what happens instead is that pain lingers forever. Even if we forget about it, a comment or lyric from a song or picture on Facebook will remind us of that pain, and the process will start all over again. Therefore, running away does not cure the pain, only dulls it while it slowly poisons the heart and brain.
This is truly a beautiful movie with morals and life values galore. What's even more amazing is that it doesn't have the traditional "happy ending." And unfortunately, that's life. Not everything can get a happy ending, but depending on how hard we work for it, it is possible, even if it's not the one we are hoping for. John Green wrote a piece of art, and if you liked The Fault In Our Stars, then I definitely recommend reading his other novels. So with that, go out there and enjoy life and all it has to offer, even the pain, okay???