Every faction conditions its members to think and act a certain way. And most people do it. For most people, it's not hard to learn, to find a pattern of thought that works and stay that way. But our minds move in a dozen different directions. We can't be confined to one way of thinking, and that terrifies our leaders. It means we can't be controlled. And it means that no matter what they do, we will always cause trouble for them.
More Quotes from Veronica Roth:When I look at the Abnegation lifestyle as an outsider, I think it's beautiful. When I watch my family move in harmony; when we go to dinner parties and everyone cleans together afterward without having to be asked; when I see Caleb help strangers carry their groceries, I fall in love with this life all over again.
Humans can't tolerate emptiness for long.
Sometimes crying or laughing are the only options left, and laughing feels better right now.
I ignore my fear. When I make decisions, I pretend it doesn't exist.
Sarcasm is always at someone's expense.
Human beings as a whole cannot be good for long before the bad creeps back in and poisons us again.
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