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  • #1
    Veronica Roth
    “Shh,” I say. “Arms around me.” Obediently, he slips both arms around my waist. I smile at the wall. I am not enjoying this. I am not, not even a little bit, no.”
    Veronica Roth, Divergent

  • #2
    Veronica Roth
    “Who is he when he isn't Dauntless, isn't an instructor, isn't Four, isn't anything in particular?

    Whoever he is, I like him. It's easier to admit that to myself now, in the dark, after all that just happened. He is not sweet or gentle or particularly kind. But he is smart and brave, and even though he saved me, he treated me like I was strong. That is all I need to know.”
    Veronica Roth, Divergent

  • #3
    Veronica Roth
    “What did you do, memorize a map of the city for fun?” says Christina.
    “Yes,” says Will, looking puzzled. “Didn’t you?”
    Veronica Roth, Divergent

  • #4
    Veronica Roth
    “People tend to overestimate my character," I say quietly. "They think that because I'm small, or a girl, or a Stiff, I can't possibly be cruel. But they're wrong.”
    Veronica Roth, Divergent

  • #5
    Veronica Roth
    “What is it with you today?” says Christina on the way to breakfast. Her eyes are still
    swollen from sleep and her tangled hair forms a fuzzy halo around her face.
    “Oh, you know,” I say. “Sun shining. Birds chirping.”
    She raises an eyebrow at me, as if reminding me that we are in an underground
    tunnel.”
    Veronica Roth, Divergent

  • #6
    Veronica Roth
    “Do the elevators work?" I ask Uriah, as quietly as I can. "Sure they do." says Zeke, rolling his eyes, "You think I'm stupid enough not to come here early and turn on the emergency generator?"
    "Yeah," says Uriah. "I kinda do.”
    Veronica Roth, Divergent

  • #7
    Veronica Roth
    “Looks like someone had a mood swing.” She rolls her eyes. “Like you don’t want to
    know what his fears are. He acts so tough that he’s probably afraid of marshmallows
    and really bright sunrises or something.”
    Veronica Roth, Divergent

  • #8
    Veronica Roth
    “You know I'm getting a little tired of waiting for you to catch on.”
    Veronica Roth, Divergent

  • #9
    Veronica Roth
    “Wait a second," Four says. I turn toward him, wondering which version of Four I'll see now-the one who scolds me, or the one who climbs Ferris wheels with me. He smiles a little, but the smile doesn't spread to his eyes, which look less tense and worried.

    "You belong here, you know that?" he says. "You belong with us. It'll be over soon, so just hold on, okay?"

    He scratches behind his ear and looks away, like he's embarrassed by what he said.

    I stare at him. I feel my heartbeat everywhere, even in my toes. I feel like doing something bold, but I could just as easily walk away. I am not sure which option is smarter, or better. I am not sure that I care.

    I reach out and take his hand. His fingers slide between mine. I can't breathe.

    I stare up at him, and he stares down at me. For a long moment, we stay that way. Then I pull my hand away and run after Uriah and Lynn and Marlene. Maybe now he thinks I'm stupid, or strange. Maybe it was worth it.”
    Veronica Roth, Divergent

  • #10
    Veronica Roth
    “I’ll be your family now,” he says.
    “I love you,” I say.
    I said that once, before I went to Erudite headquarters, but he was asleep then. I don’t know why I didn’t say it when he could hear it. Maybe I was afraid to trust him with something so personal as my devotion. Or afraid that I did not know what it was to love someone. But now I think the scary thing was not saying it before it was almost too late. Not saying it before it was almost too late for me.
    I am his, and he is mine, and it has been that way all along.
    He stares at me. I wait with my hands clutching his arms for stability as he considers his response.
    He frowns at me. “Say it again.”
    “Tobias,” I say, “I love you.”
    His skin is slippery with water and he smells like sweat and my shirt sticks to his arms when he slides them around me. He presses his face to my neck and kisses me right above the collarbone, kisses my cheek, kisses my lips.
    “I love you, too,” he says.”
    Veronica Roth, Insurgent

  • #11
    Veronica Roth
    “Sleep,” he says. “I'll fight the bad dreams off if they come to get you.” “With what?” “My bare hands, obviously.”
    Veronica Roth, Insurgent

  • #12
    Veronica Roth
    “I'm going to shoot a muffin off Marlene's head.”
    Veronica Roth, Divergent

  • #13
    Veronica Roth
    “It must be because you're so approachable,' I say flatly. 'You know. Like a bed of nails.'
    He stares at me, and I don't look away. He isn't a dog but the same rules apply. Looking away is submissive. Looking him in the eye is a challenge. It's my choice.
    Heat rushes into my cheeks. What will happen when this tension breaks?
    But he just says, 'Careful, Tris.”
    Veronica Roth, Divergent

  • #14
    Veronica Roth
    “Got that gun?” Peter says to Tobias. “No,” says Tobias, “I figured I would shoot the bullets out of my nostrils, so I left it upstairs.”
    Veronica Roth, Insurgent

  • #15
    Veronica Roth
    “Can you be a girl for a few seconds?"
    "I'm always a girl" I frown.
    "You know what I mean. Like a silly, annoying girl"
    I twirl my hair around my finger. "Kay.”
    Veronica Roth, Divergent

  • #16
    Veronica Roth
    “A chasm reminds us that there is a fine line between bravery and idiocy.”
    Veronica Roth, Divergent

  • #17
    Veronica Roth
    “Leaving us with Eric is like hiring a babysitter who spends his time sharpening knives.”
    Veronica Roth, Divergent

  • #18
    Veronica Roth
    “You nearly died today,' he says. 'I almost shot you. Why didn't you shoot me, Tris?'
    'I couldn't do that,' I say. 'It would have been like shooting myself.'
    He looks pained and leans closer to me, so his lips brush mine when he speaks.”
    Veronica Roth, Divergent

  • #19
    Veronica Roth
    “We've all started to put down the virtues of the other factions in the process of bolstering our own. I don't want to do that. I want to be brave, and selfless, and smart, and kind, and honest." He clears his throat. "I continually struggle with kindness.”
    Veronica Roth, Divergent

  • #20
    Veronica Roth
    “I pout my lower lip for a second, but then I grin as the pieces come together.
    "That's why you like me!" I exclaim. "Because you're not very nice either! It makes so much more sense now.”
    Veronica Roth, Insurgent

  • #21
    Veronica Roth
    “You look older.”

    “Yes, well. The passage of time tends to do that to a person.”
    Veronica Roth, Insurgent

  • #22
    Veronica Roth
    “Then everyone can call you Six.”
    “Four and Six,” I say.”
    Veronica Roth, Divergent

  • #23
    Veronica Roth
    “Four wanders through the crowd of initiates, watching us as we go through the movements again. When he stops in front of me, my insides twist like someone is stirring them with a fork. He stares at me, his eyes following my body from my head to my feet, not lingering anywhere - a practical, scientific gaze.
    "You don't have much muscle", he says, "which means you're better off using your knees and elbows. You can put more power behind them."
    Suddenly he presses a hand to my stomach. His fingers are so long that, though the heel of his hand touches one side of my rib cage, his fingertips still touch the other side. My heart pounds so hard my chest hurts, and I stare at him, wide-eyed.
    "Never forget to keep tension here", he says in a quiet voice.
    Four lifts his hand and keeps walking. I feel the pressure of his palm even after he's gone. It's strange, but I have to stop and breathe for a few seconds before I can keep practicing again.”
    Veronica Roth, Divergent

  • #24
    Veronica Roth
    “Can I ask why you’re throwing knives at cheese?’
    ‘Caleb came by to discuss something,’ Tobias says, leaning his head against the wall as he looks at me. ‘And knife-throwing just came up somehow.’
    ‘As it so often does,’ I say, a small smile inching across my face.”
    Veronica Roth, Insurgent

  • #25
    Veronica Roth
    “You die, I die too.” Tobias looks over his shoulder at me. “I asked you not to do this. You made your decision. These are the repercussions.”
    Veronica Roth, Insurgent

  • #26
    Veronica Roth
    “Do remember, though, that sometimes the people you oppress become mightier than you would like.”
    Veronica Roth, Insurgent

  • #27
    Veronica Roth
    “This concept could easily have gone awry. Stories about love tend to go that way sometimes. They wander into the realm of cheese and never return, which I think is a shame, because there is a way to write about romantic love without breaking out the Velveeta.”
    Veronica Roth

  • #28
    Veronica Roth
    “I want people to come away from my book with questions," she says. "Questions about virtue and goodness. Not answers.”
    Veronica Roth

  • #29
    Veronica Roth
    “I never thought I would need bravery in the small moments of my life. I do.”
    Veronica Roth, Divergent

  • #30
    Veronica Roth
    “I do know who you are. I just needed to be reminded.”
    Veronica Roth, Insurgent



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