Suicide to them is an act of selfishness. Someone who is truly selfless does not think of himself often enough to desire death.
More Quotes from Veronica Roth:I tell myself, as sternly as possible, that is how things work here. We do dangerous things and people die. People die, and we move on to the next dangerous thing. The sooner that lesson sinks in, the better chance I have at surviving initiation.
Eric called Al's suicide brave, and he was wrong. My mother's death was brave. I remember how calm she was, how determined. It isn't just brave that she died for me; it is brave that she did it without announcing it, without hesitation, and without appearing to consider another option.
We kiss again and this time, it feels familiar. I know exactly how we fit together, his arm around my waist, my hands on his chest, the pressure of his lips on mine. We have each other memorized.
If Eric thinks I did something right, I must have done it wrong.
Human beings as a whole cannot be good for long before the bad creeps back in and poisons us again.
What do I believe? I do not know; I do not know; I do not know.
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