"You are going to think “oh my god, I can’t make it.” and still you will take that next step. Courage is not facing the unknown with a steady hand, it’s going forward even if your sword is trembling in your hand. This is why we have to keep going, even when the world has stopped and you feel alone, you never stop. It is hard, this life is hard, and the call of Christ is even harder; but we must continue on the journey that is set before us, and we will make it to a land far greater than our own."
I like how the original title for The Fault in Our Stars is all poetic and then the Norwegians just translated it to “fuck destiny” and I think that’s beautiful
Aw man, I thought for sure this had to be bullshit but nope
Why is it always Norway
Norway, a nation where you can put the word “fuck” on the cover of a young adult novel.
"Too many young folk have an addiction to superficial things and not enough conviction for substantial things like justice, truth and love."
Since the TFIOS movie became available On Demand and for digital download and people can now pause and zoom in and stuff, many people have asked who wrote the pages of An Imperial Affliction that appear in the movie.
I did. Executive producer Isaac Klausner asked me to write four pages (the two you see here and the final two pages of the book) for the movie edition of An Imperial Affliction, so I did. In this passage, Anna is recalling intense pain breaking through her high doses of narcotic pain medication.
The book that Hazel reads in the movie is just the four pages I wrote printed over and over again hundreds of times. I have a copy of it in my house; it’s my only souvenir from the movie set.