Veronica Roth

The Initiate: A Divergent Story

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nindihardiyanti61has quoted5 years ago
I believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.
Alicia Rendónhas quoted4 years ago
Human beings as a whole cannot be good for long before the bad creeps back in and poisons us again.
Tia Ayu Sulistyanahas quoted5 years ago
My father used to say that sometimes, the best way to help someone is just to be near them
Анастасияhas quoted7 years ago
I traded cowardice for cruelty; I traded weakness for ferocity.
b1102628438has quoted3 months ago
shoelaces and buttoning jackets and throwing smiles around like they don’t mean it. I pull my hair into a bun and put on my black jacket, zipping it up to my throat.
b1102628438has quoted3 months ago
to stir up dissension against Abnegation
b1102628438has quoted4 months ago
Her eyes go vacant
iamshwetasarojhas quoted4 months ago
“The first time is always the hardest.”
b1102628438has quoted4 months ago
people are flawed
b1102628438has quoted4 months ago
calls into question
b1102628438has quoted4 months ago
thoughts are going haywire.
marti leonhas quoted6 months ago
“Fine,” he says. “Then I love you.”
I kiss him as the train slides into unlit, uncertain land. I kiss him for as long as I want, for longer than I should, given that my brother sits three feet away from me
marti leonhas quoted6 months ago
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
marti leonhas quoted6 months ago
“I have something to tell you,” he says.
I run my fingers along the tendons in his hand 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.
marti leonhas quoted6 months ago
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
marti leonhas quoted6 months ago
Tobias pulls me against him. We bend our knees and our heads so that we are enclosed together in a room of our own making, unable to see those who trouble us, our breath mixing on the way in and on the way out
marti leonhas quoted6 months ago
Since he saved me from the attack, I have associated his smell with safety, so as long as I focus on it, I feel safe now
marti leonhas quoted6 months ago
I lean against him, and he supports me.
“How did you do it?” I say.
“I don’t know,” he says. “I just heard your voice
marti leonhas quoted6 months ago
Tris,” he says, and it’s him again. His mouth collides with mine
marti leonhas quoted6 months ago
But I am sure of what he would do if our positions were reversed. I am sure that nothing is worth killing him for
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