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Side Effects … January 16, 2013

Filed under: Quotes,Young Adult — hilariouslibrarian @ 8:26 am
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Some things linger in the mind. After finishing “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green, I found myself thinking about this:

“Whenever your read a cancer booklet or website or whatever, they always list depression among the side effects of cancer. But, in fact, depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying.”

Other things Hazel Lancaster identifies as “side effects of dying”:

– Cancer

– The rotating case of characters at the Cancer Support Group

– Worrying

– Parental permissiveness

– Nostalgia

– Thinking you won’t die

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One Response to “Side Effects …”

  1. Therese Says:

    Now I’m all…thinking. About dying. More so than I already was. Well…hell. No point trying to pretend it isn’t an important thing to think about.


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