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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

Veronica Roth
“Insurgent, he says. Noun. A person who acts in opposition to the established authority, who is not necessarily regarded as a belligerent.”
Veronica Roth, Insurgent

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
“Whoa there, Tobias," says the man to my left. "Weren't you raised a Stiff? I thought the most you people did was... graze hands or something."
"Then how do you explain all the Abnegation children?" Tobias raises his eyebrows.
"They are brought into being by sheer force of will," the woman on the arm of the chair interjects. "Didn't you know that, Tobias?"
"No, I wasn't aware." He grins. "My apologies.”
Veronica Roth, Insurgent

Veronica Roth
“He slides his hand over my cheek, one finger anchored behind my ear. Then he tilts his head down and kisses me, sending a warm ache through my body. I wrap my hands around his arm, holding him there as long as I can. When he touches me, the hollowed-out feeling in my chest and stomach is not as noticeable.”
Veronica Roth, Insurgent

Veronica Roth
“I'll be your family now," he says.
"I love you," I say. (....)
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.”
Veronica Roth, Insurgent

Veronica Roth
“You die, I die too.”
Veronica Roth, Insurgent

Veronica Roth
“What did you do?” I mumble. He is just a few feet away from me now, but not close enough to hear me. As he passes me he stretches out his hand. He wraps it around my palm and squeezes. Squeezes, then lets go. His eyes are bloodshot; he is pale. “What did you do?” This time the question tears from my throat like a growl. I throw myself toward him, struggling against Peter’s grip, though his hands chafe. “What did you do?” I scream. “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

Veronica Roth
“Crying defies scientific explanation. Tears are only meant to lubricate the eyes. There is no real reason for tear glands to overproduce tears at the behest of emotion.”
Veronica Roth, Insurgent

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

Veronica Roth
“What did you do?" I scream.
"You die, I die too.”
Veronica Roth, Insurgent

Veronica Roth
“Tris," he says. "What did they do to you? You're acting like a lunatic."
"That's not very nice of you to say," I say. "They put me in a good mood, that's all. And now I really want to kiss you, so if you could just relax-”
Veronica Roth, Insurgent

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
“You're too important to just... die.”
Veronica Roth, Insurgent

Veronica Roth
“Tobias," I say anyway. My hands shake, but not from fear this time– from anger. "Where is he? What are you doing to him?"
"I see no reason to provide that information," says Jeanine...

I make my voice flat and factual, like hers. "I see no reason to provide that information."
I hear a faint snort. Peter is covering his mouth. Jeanine glares at him, and his laughter effortlessly transforms into a coughing fit.
"Mockery is childish, Beatrice," she says. "It does not become you."
"Mockery is childish, Beatrice," I repeat in my best imitation of her voice. "It does not become you."
Veronica Roth, Insurgent

Veronica Roth
“He holds my face in both hands and kisses me back. I press into the distance between us until it is gone, crushing the secrets we have kept and the suspicions we have harbored-for good, I hope.”
Veronica Roth, Insurgent

Veronica Roth
“What is wrong with you?' I shake my head. 'Pull it together.'
And that's what it feels like: pulling the different parts of me up and in like a shoelace. I feel suffocated, but at least I feel strong.”
Veronica Roth

Veronica Roth
“I think that you are the liar!" I say, my voice quaking.
"You tell me you love me, you trust me, you think I'm more perceptive than the average person. And the first second that belief in my perceptiveness, that trust, that love is put to the test, it falls apart." I am crying now, but I am not ashamed of the tears shining on my cheeks or the thickness of my voice. "So you must have lied when you told me all those things... you must have, because I can't believe your love is really that feeble.”
Veronica Roth

“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

Veronica Roth
“She tries to turn too soon, and the ladder smacks into Fernando's shoulder.
"Oh! Sorry, Nando."
The jolt knocks his glasses askew. He smiles at Christina and takes the glasses off, shoving them into his pocket.
"Nando?" I say to him. "I thought the Erudite didn't like nicknames?"
"When a pretty girl calls you by a nickname," he says, "it is only logical to respond to it.”
Veronica Roth

Veronica Roth
“I don’t know what world you live in, but in mine, people only do things for you for one of two reasons. The first is if they want something in return. And the second is if they feel like they owe you something.”
Veronica Roth

Veronica Roth
“Don’t tell me you’re going to eat a mashed-potato sandwich”
Veronica Roth

Veronica Roth
“I don't know if you know this," Tobias says, "but Edward is a little unstable."
"I'm getting that," I say.
"That Drew guy who helped Peter perform that butterknife maneuver," Tobias says. "Apparently when he got kicked out of Dauntless, he tried to join the same group of factionless Edward was a part of. Notice that you haven't seen Drew anywhere.”
Veronica Roth

Veronica Roth
“Which means that in order to defeat her, I have to think of a way to defeat myself. And how can I be a better fighter than myself, if she knows the same strategies I know, and is exactly as resourceful and clever as I am?”
Veronica Roth

Veronica Roth
“I have done bad things. I can't take them back, and they are part of who I am.”
Veronica Roth, Insurgent

Veronica Roth
“I'll only go if there's cake.

~Tobias "Four”
Veronica Roth

Veronica Roth
“I liked some things and hated some things, and there were some thing I didn't know I had until I lost them”
Veronica Roth, Insurgent

Veronica Roth
“Instead I take the lead, Tobias silent at my side, and though he does not touch me, he steadies me.”
Veronica Roth, Insurgent

Veronica Roth
“She screams at the top of her lungs, a sound that turns my blood into fire.”
Veronica Roth, Insurgent

Veronica Roth
“I liked some things and hated some things, and there were things I didn't know I had until I lost them.”
Veronica Roth, Insurgent

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