12:00 pm EST, April 22, 2014

It’s a Metaphor: 11 best ‘The Fault in Our Stars’-inspired memes

By Marama Whyte | Edited by Brandi Delhagen

John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars has inspired the latest meme: “It’s a metaphor!”

In the first The Fault in Our Stars clip, Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort) explains his metaphor to Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley). “It’s a metaphor, see? You put the thing that does the killing right between your teeth, but you never give it the power to kill you. A metaphor.”

Related: Ten heart-warming photos we have from The Fault in Our Stars (so far)

But you can’t say something as infinitely quotable as that and not expect it to end up on Tumblr. And so, the “It’s a metaphor” meme was born. Here are eleven of our favourites.

‘Sherlock’:

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‘The Simpsons’:

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Leonardo DiCaprio:

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David Tennant:

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‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’:

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‘Game of Thrones’:

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Superman:

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‘Sherlock’

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‘SpongeBob SquarePants’

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‘Hannibal’:

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And John Green’s favourite:

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Elgort and Woodley are joined in The Fault in Our Stars by Nat Wolff as Isaac, Willem Dafoe as Peter Van Houten, and Laura Dern and Sam Trammell as Hazel’s parents. The first trailer premiered earlier this year. A second trailer will be arriving in theatres this Friday with another 20th Century Fox film, The Other Woman, starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upon.

The Fault in Our Stars will open in theatres June 6, 2014 in the United States.

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