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Augustus “Gus” Waters Quotes

Eight of the best book quotes from Augustus “Gus” Waters
  1. #1
    “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.”
  2. #2
    “Augustus nodded at the screen. ‘Pain demands to be felt,’ he said, which was a line from An Imperial Affliction.”
  3. #3
    “As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”
  4. #4
    “My name is Hazel. Augustus Waters was the great star-crossed love of my life.”
  5. #5
    “There are infinite numbers between 0 and 1. There’s .1 and .12 and .112 and an infinite collection of others. Of course, there is a bigger infinite set of numbers between 0 and 2, or between 0 and a million. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. A writer we used to like taught us that. There are days, many of them, when I resent the size of my unbounded set. I want more numbers than I’m likely to get, and God, I want more numbers for Augustus Waters than he got. But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.”
  6. #6
    “Everyone was so kind. Strong, too. In the darkest days, the Lord puts the best people into your life.”
  7. #7
    “I almost felt like he was there in my room with me, but in a way it was better, like I was not in my room and he was not in his, but instead we were together in some invisible and tenuous third space.”
  8. #8
    “You realize that trying to keep your distance from me will not lesson my affections for you.”
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