Dystopian Quotes

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Veronica Roth
“Human reason can excuse any evil; that is why it's so important that we don't rely on it.”
Veronica Roth , Divergent

Pernell Plath Meier
“Most of us knew in our bones that things with the world weren’t right, long before it became a crisis.”
Pernell Plath Meier, In Our Bones

Veronica Rossi
“In the afternoon, they stopped to eat on a rocky outcrop. Perry brushed a kiss on her cheek while she was chewing, and she learned that it was the loveliest thing to be kissed for no reason, even while chewing food. It brightened the woods, and the never sky, and everything.”
Veronica Rossi, Under the Never Sky

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

Pernell Plath Meier
“Embedded in their psyche was the story of what had happened to the world, and the boys felt glorious to be on the other side of the madness”
Pernell Plath Meier, In Our Bones

Pernell Plath Meier
“She’d worn anxiety like a thick robe for so long that it was hard for her to take it off.”
Pernell Plath Meier, In Our Bones

Veronica Roth
“Everything - our houses, our clothes, our hairstyles - is meant to help us forget ourselves and to protect us from vanity, greed and envy, which are just forms of selfishness. If we have little, and want for little, and we are all equal, we envy no one.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

Shannon A. Thompson
“I wanted to punch him and understand him at the same time.”
Shannon A. Thompson, Take Me Tomorrow

Lauren DeStefano
“Tell freedom I said hello.”
Lauren DeStefano, Wither

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

José Saramago
“Why did we become blind, I don't know, perhaps one day we'll find out, Do you want me to tell you what I think, Yes, do, I don't think we did go blind, I think we are blind, Blind but seeing, Blind people who can see, but do not see.”
Jose Saramago

Lia Habel
“No, not really. But …” Okay, I couldn’t help but gloat a little. “She likes me.”
Samedi didn’t even look at me. “Well of course, you’ve had that bloody uniform on all day. I was half ready to tell you how much I liked you.”
Lia Habel, Dearly, Departed

P.D. Alleva
“Don’t make deals with your food. It may come back to haunt you.”
P.D. Alleva, The Rose (Vol. 1) A Dystopian Science Fiction Thriller

Suzanne Young
“You matter.”
Suzanne Young, The Treatment

Suzanne Young
“It's taken me all this time, all this loss, to realize what really matters is now.”
Suzanne Young, The Treatment

P.D. Alleva
“Vampires, nothing more than cockroaches scattering in fear at the first sign of the light.”
P.D. Alleva, The Rose (Vol. 1) A Dystopian Science Fiction Thriller

P.D. Alleva
“Vampires…always so overdramatic.”
P.D. Alleva, The Rose (Vol. 1) A Dystopian Science Fiction Thriller

Ira Levin
“Being happy or unhappy - is that really the most important thing? Knowing the truth would be a different kind of happiness - a more satisfying kind, I think, even if it turned out to be a sad kind.”
Ira Levin, This Perfect Day

Alexandra Bracken
“Those rabbits stopped fighting the system, because it was easier to take the loss of freedom, to forget what it was like before the fence kept them in, than to be out there in the world struggling to find shelter and food. They had decided that the loss of some was worth the temporary comfort of many.”
Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds

Catherine Fisher
“And what would they be scared of? There's nothing to fear in a perfect world, is there?”
Catherine Fisher

Richard Due
“Some people are just sad when there aren't talking squirrels.” —Lily Winter”
Richard Due, The Moon Coin

Lia Habel
“Returning my voice to a conversational level, I called back, “Nora, I’m not
attempting to embarrass you or single you out. I know you’re capable. But stay behind Chas, okay? You die, you d i e permanently, and for various reasons that we’ve already gotten angsty about together, I don’t want that to happen.”
“Okay, okay,” she sighed.
“Angsty?” Chas asked. “Ooh! Later, details!”
“Yes, later.” With that, I waved the team forward.”
Lia Habel, Dearly, Departed

Veronica Rossi
“They were like her rocks. Imperfect and surprising and maybe better in the long run than certainties. Chances, she thought, were life”
Veronica Rossi

E.M. Forster
“You talk as if a god had made the Machine," cried the other. "I believe that you pray to it when you are unhappy. Men made it, do not forget that. Great men, but men. The Machine is much, but not everything.”
E.M. Forster, The Machine Stops

Dan Wells
“The most important thing you can ever know, is that whatever your purpose is, that's not your only choice.”
Dan Wells, Partials

Amie Kaufman
“Interviewer: You said I'm the first psychoanalyst you've met who had a sense of humor. Meaning you've met others who didn't?

Ezra: Proper little Sherlock over here, huh.”
Amie Kaufman, Illuminae

Ally Condie
“I'll go over again and again until I've finally crossed to where he is”
Ally Condie, Crossed

Pierce Brown
“... You have to pull the feet to break the neck. They let the loved ones do it.”
Pierce Brown, Red Rising

Jacqueline Carey
“Hear, hear.' Sister Martha hoisted her water glass. 'Let the rigid stick of self-righteousness be dislodged from her very uptight ass.'
Father Ramon coughed.
'A-fucking-men,' Loup supplied helpfully.”
Jacqueline Carey, Santa Olivia

Richard Due
“Tavin cupped his hands to his mouth. “Here, dragon-dragon-dragon!” he yelled.
Lily stared in amazement. Well, that was bold, she thought, and stupid.”
Richard Due, The Moon Coin

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