“Maybe you were cut out for Candor, Four, because you're a terrible liar.”
“Panic and terror aren't the only kinds of fear. There are deeper kinds, more terrible kinds. Apprehension and heavy, heavy dread.”
“When she’s close enough, she extends her hand. “Hello, my name is Natalie. I’m Beatrice’s mother.” Beatrice. That name is so wrong for her.”
“She's right, she hardly knows me. But still: Her heart is racing.”
“It's over," I say, wincing- she punches harder than she realizes. I ignore the pain and run a hand over her hair, because I'm stupid, and inappropriate, and stupid...”
“I am not a perfect Dauntless member; I am someone who believes that more than one virtue should be prized; I am Divergent.”
“Fear doesn't shut you down, (...) it wakes you up. I've seen it. It's fascinating.”
“I thought that when I spilled one secret, the rest would come tumbling after, but openness is a habit you form over time, and not a switch you flip whenever you want to, I'm finding,”
“I thought that when I spilled one secret, the rest would come tumbling after, but opened is a habit you form over time, and not a switch you flip whenever you want to, I'm finding.”
“I always thought I should meet you. My cousin used to tell me how queer you were. I think, though, that you can make friends more quickly with queer people. Or else you don’t make friends with them at all—one way or the other.”
“I don't think there's anything wrong with borrowing someone else's faith to get you through until you get enough on your own.”
“Evil, above all evil on the scale practiced by Nazi Germany, can never be satisfactorily remembered. The very enormity of the crime renders all memorialisation incomplete. Its inherent implausibility—the sheer difficulty of conceiving of it in calm retrospect—opens the door to diminution and even denial. Impossible to remember as it truly was, it is inherently vulnerable to being remembered as it wasn't.”
“Pity, unlike hate, can be boxed and put away.”
“You’re not like most of them, are you?” Prince Baldair’s voice was softer than she had heard it before, the jest and levity absent. “Most of them?” she repeated, bracing herself for a parrot comment. “You’re not the first low-born I have invited to lunch.” He leaned back in his chair, food forgotten. “They come in, swoon over my chambers, prattle about the food endlessly, try everything they can to make eyes at me. By the end of it all, they’re belly up and bare on the bed.”
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