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  • HAND IN HAND, we walk toward the Pit. I monitor the pressure of my hand carefully. One minute, I feel like I'm not gripping hard enough, and the next, I'm squeezing too hard. I never used to understand why people bothered to hold hands as they walked, but then he runs one of his fingertips down my palm, and I shiver and understand it completely.
    (Veronica Roth, "Divergent")

  • I don't see any elderly people in the crowd. Are there any old Dauntless? Do they not last that long, or are they just sent away when they can't jump off moving trains anymore?
    (Veronica Roth, "Divergent")

  • If Eric thinks I did something right, I must have done it wrong.
    (Veronica Roth, "Divergent")

  • Politeness is just deception in a pretty packaging.
    (Veronica Roth, "Divergent")

  • Those who seek peace above all else, they say, will always deceive to keep the water calm.
    (Veronica Roth, "Divergent")


  • You know I'm getting a little tired of waiting for you to catch on.
    (Veronica Roth, "Divergent")

  • He gives me a conflicted look and touches his lips to my forehead, right between my eyebrows. I close my eyes. I don't understand this, whatever it is. But I don't want to ruin it, so I say nothing. He doesn't move; he just stays there with his mouth pressed to my skin, and I stay there with my hands on his waist, for a long time.
    (Veronica Roth, "Divergent")

  • I get up, because I'm supposed to, but if it were up to me, I'd stay in my seat for the rest of time.
    (Veronica Roth, "Divergent")

  • If you are really one of us, it won't matter to you that you might fail. And if it does, you are a coward.
    (Veronica Roth, "Divergent")

  • Sarcasm is always at someone's expense.
    (Veronica Roth, "Divergent")

  • To live factionless Is not just to live in poverty and discomfort; it is to live divorced from society, separated from the most important thing in life: community. My mother once told me that we can't survive alone,but even if we could, we wouldn't want to. Without a faction, we have no purpose and no reason to live.
    (Veronica Roth, "Divergent")

  • A brave man acknowledges the strength of others.
    (Veronica Roth, "Divergent")

  • He leans his face close to mine and wraps his fingers around my chin. His hand smells like metal. When was the last time he held a gun, or a knife?
    (Veronica Roth, "Divergent")

  • I have a theory that selflessness and bravery aren't all that different.
    (Veronica Roth, "Divergent")

  • I'm going to shoot a muffin off Marlene's head.
    (Veronica Roth, "Divergent")


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