27+ quotes from Four: A Divergent Story Collection by Veronica Roth

Quotes from Four: A Divergent Story Collection

Veronica Roth ·  208 pages

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


“I stopped allowing myself to dream, because it was more painful to long for things and never get them than to deal with whatever was in front of me.”
― Veronica Roth, quote from Four: A Divergent Story Collection


“I want some kind of reminder that while wounds heal, they don't disappear forever- I carry them everywhere, always, and that is the way of things, the way of scars.”
― Veronica Roth, quote from Four: A Divergent Story Collection


“The ability to think isn't exclusive to erudite”
― Veronica Roth, quote from Four: A Divergent Story Collection


“I'll have to keep looking for more of them, more brief moments of freedom in a world that refuses to allow it.”
― Veronica Roth, quote from Four: A Divergent Story Collection


“One Choice, Breaks free of his past

One Choice, Embraces his future

One Choice, Exposes the dangers

One Choice, Changes him- forever

One Choice will free him”
― Veronica Roth, quote from Four: A Divergent Story Collection


“I'm not sure bravery is something you acquire more of with age, like wisdom --but maybe here, in Dauntless, bravery is the highest form of wisdom, the acknowledgement that life can and should be lived without fear.”
― Veronica Roth, quote from Four: A Divergent Story Collection


“Intentions are the only thing they care about. They try to make you think they care about what you do, but they don't. They don't want you to act a certain way, they want you to think a certain way. So you're easy to understand. So you wont pose a threat to them.”
― Veronica Roth, quote from Four: A Divergent Story Collection


“I am not Tobias Eaton, not anymore, never again. I am Dauntless.”
― Veronica Roth, quote from Four: A Divergent Story Collection


“Openness is a habit you form over time, and not a switch you flip whenever you want to.”
― Veronica Roth, quote from Four: A Divergent Story Collection


“I don't have the right word for how she looks, but even now, with parts of her face swollen and discolored, there's something striking about her, something I haven't seen before.
In that moment I'm able to accept the inevitability of how I feel, though not with joy. I need to talk to someone. I need to trust someone. And for whatever reason, I know, I know it's her.
I'll have to start by telling her my name.”
― Veronica Roth, quote from Four: A Divergent Story Collection


“I will not belong to anyone but myself.”
― Veronica Roth, quote from Four: A Divergent Story Collection


“You’re the one who has to live whit your choice" she says.

"Everyone else will get over it, move on, no matter what you decide. But you never will.”
― Veronica Roth, quote from Four: A Divergent Story Collection


“I still want to smack him. Or remind him that the last transfer we had from Abnegation, who is sitting right next to him, managed to knock out some of his teeth, so who knows what this next one will do.”
― Veronica Roth, quote from Four: A Divergent Story Collection


“And I stand in the hallway, alone, grinning like an idiot.”
― Veronica Roth, quote from Four: A Divergent Story Collection


“I want her, in a way I haven't felt before, not just some kind of mindless physical drive but a real, specific desire. Not for someone, just for her.”
― Veronica Roth, quote from Four: A Divergent Story Collection


“This is how the Dauntless mourn: by chasing grief into the oblivion of alcohol and leaving it there.”
― Veronica Roth, quote from Four: A Divergent Story Collection


“But there is something appealing about it here too, a freedom, a refusal to belong to theses arbitrary categories we've made for ourselves.”
― Veronica Roth, quote from Four: A Divergent Story Collection


“Rule number one for not being creepy,” she says. “Announce your presence in a room if another person doesn’t see you come in.”
― Veronica Roth, quote from Four: A Divergent Story Collection


“Here, I've learned to defend myself,
I've learned to be stronger,
but one thing I haven't learned, won't let myself learn, is how to enjoy causing someone else pain. If I'm going to become Dauntless, I'm going to do it on my terms, even if that means that a part of me will always be a Stiff.”
― Veronica Roth, quote from Four: A Divergent Story Collection


“How is it possible to live the same story twice from different vantage points?”
― Veronica Roth, quote from Four: A Divergent Story Collection


“That's what I really want - to shed all the people who want to form and shape me, one by one, and learn instead to form and shape myself.”
― Veronica Roth, quote from Four: A Divergent Story Collection


“You know, the kind of person who gets this tattoo is probably the kind that should keep it very quiet," she says, looking at me from the corner of her eye. "Or else someone will start thinking they're Divergent.”
― Veronica Roth, quote from Four: A Divergent Story Collection


“The hurts from my last day with my father are healed now, but I want to remember where they were; I want to remember what I escaped for as long as I live.”
― Veronica Roth, quote from Four: A Divergent Story Collection


“We should come up with another name for you," he says casually. "Something tougher than 'Stiff'. Like 'Blade' or 'Killer' or something.”
― Veronica Roth, quote from Four: A Divergent Story Collection


“Now it seems like no matter what I decide, I'll be betraying someone.”
― Veronica Roth, quote from Four: A Divergent Story Collection


“But becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it, that’s the point.”
― Veronica Roth, quote from Four: A Divergent Story Collection


About the author

Veronica Roth
Born place: in The United States
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