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  • Half of bravery is perspective.
    (Veronica Roth, "Divergent")

  • I can't answer either question. But the look she gives me reminds me of the look in the attack dog's eyes in the aptitude test - a vicious, predatory stare. She wants to rip me to pieces. I can't lie down in submission now. I have become an attack dog too.
    (Veronica Roth, "Divergent")

  • I would rather be dead than empty
    (Veronica Roth, "Divergent")

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

  • They try to make you think they care about what you do but they don't. They don't want you to act a certain way. So you're easy to understand. So you won't pose a threat to them.
    (Veronica Roth, "Divergent")


  • You chose us. Now we have to choose you.
    (Veronica Roth, "Divergent")

  • 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")


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