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Olivia Kadylak

— feeling cat
""'They don't kill you unless you light them,' he said as Mom arrived at the curb. 'And I've never lit one. It's a metaphor, see: you put the killing thing right between your teeth, but you don't give it the power to do its killing.'""

    This quote is important because Augustus shows Hazel that she shouldn't let cancer get the best of her. He is putting the cigarette in his mouth, but not lighting it. By doing this, he is saying that if you give up fighting and give something the power then it will be harmful or dangerous and get the best of you.