Abnegation Quotes

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Veronica Roth
“I regret..." Tobias tilts his head, and sighs. "I regret my choice."
"What Choice?"
"Dauntless," he says. "I was born Abnegation. I was planning on leaving Dauntless, and becoming factionless. But I met her, and... I felt like maybe I could make something more of my decision."

Her.
Veronica Roth, Insurgent

Veronica Roth
“Can you tell me where to find Tobias'? I ask. When I imagine his face, affection for him bubbles up inside of me and all I want to do is kiss him. 'Four, I mean. He's so handsome, isn't he? I don't really understand why he likes me so much. I'm not very nice, am I?'
-Tris”
Veronica Roth, Insurgent

Veronica Roth
“I'm not abnegation, I'm not dauntless, I am Divergent”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

Veronica Roth
“I will be my undoing
If I become my obsession.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

Veronica Roth
“It’s not about Al,” I snap. “It’s about everyone watching! Everyone who now sees
hurling themselves into the chasm as a viable option. I mean, why not do it if everyone
calls you a hero afterward? Why not do it if everyone will remember your name? It’s…I
can’t…”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

Veronica Roth
“no wonder you left."
Yeah," i say, rolling my eyes. " It was just because of the food.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“It is this outer reach of existential abnegation – the moment where subjective identity deserts itself and becomes enslaved without consciousness of its subjugated condition – that Mirbeau consistently sought to decry with horror.”
Emily Apter

Dobrica Ćosić
“- Mrzim sve što je odricanje!
- Ni ja, Ivane, ne pristajem da se odričem. Ja hoću ceo, sav, prepunjen život, da menjam ovaj svet.”
Dobrica Ćosić, Vreme smrti, knjiga I

Veronica Roth
“I will be my undoing
If I become my obsession.
I will forget the ones I love
If I do not serve them.
I will war with others
If I refuse to see them.”
Veronica Roth, The World of Divergent: The Path to Allegiant

Émile Durkheim
“Avec quelque spontanéité que nous obéissions à la voix qui nous dicte cette abnégation, nous sentons bien qu'elle nous parle sur un ton impératif qui n'est pas celui de l'instinct. C'est pourquoi, quoiqu'elle se fasse entendre à l'intérieur de nos consciences, nous ne pouvons sans contradiction la regarder comme nôtre. Mais nous l'aliénons, comme nous faisons pour nos sensations; nous la projetons au dehors, nous la rapportons à un être que nous concevons comme extérieur et supérieur à nous, puisqu'il nous commande et que nous nous conformons à ses injonctions. Naturellement, tout ce qui nous paraît venir de la même origine participe au même caractère. C'est ainsi que nous avons été nécessités à imaginer un monde au-dessus de celui-ci et à le peupler de réalités d'une autre nature.”
Émile Durkheim, Le Suicide

“I release the trigger of my gun and drop it. Before I can lose my nerve, I turn and press my forehead to the barrel of the gun behind me.

Shoot me instead.

"One!”
Tris Prior