Divergent Quotes

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Veronica Roth
“Becoming fearless isn't the point. That's impossible. It's learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

Veronica Roth
“Fear doesn't shut you down; it wakes you up”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

Veronica Roth
“I have something I need to tell you," he says. I run my fingers along the tendons in his hands and look back at him. "I might be in love with you." He smiles a little. "I'm waiting until I'm sure to tell you, though."
"That's sensible of you," I say, smiling too. "We should find some paper so you can make a list or a chart or something."
I feel his laughter against my side, his nose sliding along my jaw, his lips pressing my ear.
"Maybe I'm already sure," he says, "and I just don't want to frighten you."
I laugh a little. "Then you should know better."
"Fine," he says. "Then I love you.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

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

Veronica Roth
“You think giving you a hug would give away too much?" he says.
"You know," I say. "I really don't care."
I stand on my tiptoes and press my lips to his.
It is the best moment of my life.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

Veronica Roth
“You're not very nice," I say, grinning.
"You're one to talk."
"Hey, I could be nice if I tried."
"Hmm." He taps his chin. "Say something nice, then."
"You're very good-looking."
He smiles, his teeth a flash in this dark. "I like this 'nice' thing.”
Veronica Roth, Allegiant

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

Veronica Roth
“Okay. Then...I can talk. Ask me something."
"Okay." He laughs shakily in my ear. "Why is your heart racing Tris?"
I cringe and say, "Well, I...I barely know you. I barely know you and I'm crammed up against you in a box, Four, what do you think?"...
"Maybe you were cut out for Candor," he says, "because you're a terrible liar.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

Veronica Roth
“Yeah, well," I say, "I left Abnegation because I wasn't selfless enough, no matter how hard I tried to be."
"That's not entirely true." He smiles at me. "That girl who let someone throw knives at her to spare a friend, who hit my dad with a belt to protect me-that selfless girl, that's not you?"...
"You've been paying close attention, haven't you?"
"I like to observe people/"
"Maybe you were cut out for Candor, Four, because you're a terrible liar.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

Veronica Roth
“He turns toward me. I want to touch him, but I’m afraid of his bareness; afraid that he will make me bare too.
‘Is this scaring you, Tris?’
‘No,’ I croak. I clear my throat. ‘Not really. I’m only…afraid of what I want.’
‘What do you want?’ Then his face tightens. ‘Me?’
Slowly I nod.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

Veronica Roth
“I didn't know that idiocy caused people to just start spontaneously bleeding from the nose.”
Veronica Roth, Allegiant

Veronica Roth
“You chose us. Now we have to choose you.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

Veronica Roth
“Sometimes I still forget to look for the gentler parts of her. For so long all I saw was the strength, standing out like the wiry muscles in her arms or the black ink marking her collarbone with flight.”
Veronica Roth, Allegiant

Veronica Roth
“And I'm the kind of person who does not let inconsequential things like boys and near death experiences stop her.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

Veronica Roth
“My name is Four,” I say. “Call me ‘Stiff’ again and you and I will have a problem.”
Veronica Roth, The Transfer

Veronica Roth
“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.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

Veronica Roth
“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

Veronica Roth
“It is more important for you to be safe than right, for the time being. Understand? (...) But please, when you see an opportunity...ruin them”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

Veronica Roth
“One choice can transform you.
One choice can destroy you.
Once choice will define you.”
Veronica Roth

Veronica Roth
“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.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

Veronica Roth
“Dead people can be our heroes because they cant disappoint us later; they only improve over time, as we forget more and more about them.”
Veronica Roth, Four: A Divergent Story Collection

Veronica Roth
“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

Veronica Roth
“One thing I know: For helping me forget how awful the world is, I prefer her to alcohol.”
Veronica Roth, Four: A Divergent Story Collection

Veronica Roth
“I want to be brave, and selfless, and smart, and kind, and honest.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

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
“Sorry, am I being rude?" she asks.
"I'm used to saying whatever is on my mind. Mom used to say that politeness is deception in pretty packaging”
Veronica Roth

Veronica Roth
“I have realized that part of being Dauntless is being willing to make things more difficult for yourself in order to be self-sufficient. There's nothing especially brave about wandering dark streets with no flashlight, but we are not supposed to need help, even from light. We are supposed to be capable of anything. I like that. Because there might come a day when there is no flashlight, there is no gun, there is no guiding hand. And I want to be ready.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

Veronica Roth
“Someone shouts, "Enough!" and I think too much and nothing at all.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

Veronica Roth
“Resisting is worth doing.”
Veronica Roth, The Transfer

“You know what mom told me once? She said that everyone has some evil inside them, and the first step to loving anyone is to recognize the same evil in ourselves, so we're able to forgive them.”
Veronic Roth

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