Veronica Roth’s Insurgent, the sequel to 2011’s bestselling dystopian debut Divergent recently hit bookstores, and already we’re crushing on so many of the epic quotes found within the tome. Itching to check out the memorable sayings, phrases, and moments we simply can’t resist? Read on!
1. “No matter how long you train someone to be brave, you never know if they are or not until something real happens.”
2. “We both have war inside us. Sometimes it keeps us alive. Sometimes it threatens to destroy us.”
3. “The truth has a way of changing people’s plans.”
4. “Cruelty does not make a person honest, the same way bravery does not make a person kind.”
5. “And sometimes, if you want the truth, you have to demand it.”
6. “The Candor sing the praises of the truth, but they never tell you how much it costs.”
7. “Before I chose Dauntless…I felt assured of my long lifespan, if nothing else. Now there are no reassurances except that where I go, I go because I choose to.”
8. “I read somewhere, once, that 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.”
9. “I am tired of being Tris. I have done bad things. I can’t take them back, and they are a part of who I am. Most of the time, they seem like the only thing I am.”
10. “I point at a window to my left, and it explodes. Particles of glass rain over us. ‘You’ll have to do better than that,’ I say.”
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