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Top 51 Veronica Roth Quotes About Life (DIVERGENT)

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“My mother’s death was brave. I remember how calm she was, how determined. It isn’t just brave that she died for me; it is brave that she did it without announcing it, without hesitation, and without appearing to consider another option.”

Veronica Roth
Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.
Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.
We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.
We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.
We believe that peace is hard-won, That sometimes it is necessary to fight for peace. But more than that, we believe that Justice is more important than peace.
We believe that peace is hard-won, That sometimes it is necessary to fight for peace. But more than that, we believe that Justice is more important than peace.
Sometimes it is nothing more than gritting your teeth through pain, and the work of every day, the slow walk toward a better life.
Sometimes it is nothing more than gritting your teeth through pain, and the work of every day, the slow walk toward a better life.
The first step to loving someone else is to recognize the evil in ourselves, so we can forgive them.
The first step to loving someone else is to recognize the evil in ourselves, so we can forgive them.
Sometimes crying or laughing are the only options left, and laughing feels better right now.
Sometimes crying or laughing are the only options left, and laughing feels better right now.
We both have war inside us. Sometimes it keeps us alive. Sometimes it threatens to destroy us.
We both have war inside us. Sometimes it keeps us alive. Sometimes it threatens to destroy us.
Like a wild animal, the truth is too powerful to remain caged.
Like a wild animal, the truth is too powerful to remain caged.
I think we cry to release the animal parts of us without losing our humanity.
I think we cry to release the animal parts of us without losing our humanity.

6 Veronica Roth Quotes About Love and Relationships

“I fell in love with him. But I don’t just stay with him by default as if there’s no one else available to me. I stay with him because I choose to, every day that I wake up, every day that we fight or lie to each other or disappoint each other. I choose him over and over again, and he chooses me.”

Veronica Roth
Then I realize what it is. It's him. Something about him makes me feel like I am about to fall. Or turn to liquid. Or burst into flames.
Then I realize what it is. It’s him. Something about him makes me feel like I am about to fall. Or turn to liquid. Or burst into flames.
Sometimes, the best way to help someone is just to be near them.
Sometimes, the best way to help someone is just to be near them.
I belong to the people I love, and they belong to me - they, and the love and loyalty I give them, form my identity far more than any word or group ever could.
I belong to the people I love, and they belong to me – they, and the love and loyalty I give them, form my identity far more than any word or group ever could.
We should think of our family. But... We must also think of ourselves.
We should think of our family. But… We must also think of ourselves.
What irritates me most about him is his natural goodness, his inborn selflessness.
What irritates me most about him is his natural goodness, his inborn selflessness.

3 Veronica Roth Quotes on Honesty

It must require bravery to be honest all the time.
It must require bravery to be honest all the time.
Being honest doesn't mean you say whatever you want, wherever you want. It means that what you choose to say is true.
Being honest doesn’t mean you say whatever you want, wherever you want. It means that what you choose to say is true.
Cruelty does not make a person dishonest, the same way bravery does not make a person kind.
Cruelty does not make a person dishonest, the same way bravery does not make a person kind.

10 InspirationalVeronica Roth Quotes About Life and Death

Change, like healing, takes time.
Change, like healing, takes time.
Fear doesn't shut you down; it wakes you up.
Fear doesn’t shut you down; it wakes you up.
One choice can transform you. One choice can destroy you. Once choice will define you.
One choice can transform you. One choice can destroy you. Once choice will define you.
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.
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.
It reminds me why I chose Dauntless in the first place not because they are perfect, but because they are alive. Because they are free.
It reminds me why I chose Dauntless in the first place: not because they are perfect, but because they are alive. Because they are free.
I feel like myself, strong and weak at once - allowed, at least for a little while, to be both.
I feel like myself, strong and weak at once – allowed, at least for a little while, to be both.
I feel like someone breathed new air into my lungs. I am not Abnegation. I am not Dauntless. I am Divergent.
I feel like someone breathed new air into my lungs. I am not Abnegation. I am not Dauntless. I am Divergent.
Maybe there's more we all could have done, but we just have to let the guilt remind us to do better next time.
Maybe there’s more we all could have done, but we just have to let the guilt remind us to do better next time.
Suicide to them is an act of selfishness. Someone who is truly selfless does not think of himself often enough to desire death.
Suicide to them is an act of selfishness. Someone who is truly selfless does not think of himself often enough to desire death.
I'm the kind of person who does not let inconsequential things like boys and near death experiences stop her.
I’m the kind of person who does not let inconsequential things like boys and near death experiences stop her.

7 Veronica Roth Quotes on Bravery

A brave man acknowledges the strength of others.
A brave man acknowledges the strength of others.
I have a theory that selflessness and bravery aren't all that different.
I have a theory that selflessness and bravery aren’t all that different.
It’s not about being fearless, it’s about acting in spite of fear.
It’s not about being fearless, it’s about acting in spite of fear.
Learning how to think in the midst of fear is a lesson that everyone needs to learn.
Learning how to think in the midst of fear is a lesson that everyone needs to learn.
We believe that preparation eradicates cowardice, which we define as the failure to act in the midst of fear.
We believe that preparation eradicates cowardice, which we define as the failure to act in the midst of fear.
No matter how long you train someone to be brave, you never know if they are or not until something real happens.
No matter how long you train someone to be brave, you never know if they are or not until something real happens.
I wonder if fears ever really go away, or if they just lose their power over us.
I wonder if fears ever really go away, or if they just lose their power over us.

15 Veronica Roth Quotes that will Make You Think (THOUGHT-PROVOKING)

“Decades ago our ancestors realized that it is not political ideology, religious belief, race, or nationalism that is to blame for a warring world. Rather, they determined that it was the fault of human personality — of humankind’s inclination toward evil, in whatever form that is. They divided into factions that sought to eradicate those qualities they believed responsible for the world’s disarray.”

Veronica Roth
Knowledge is power. Power to do evil… or power to do good. Power itself is not evil. So knowledge itself is not evil.
Knowledge is power. Power to do evil… or power to do good. Power itself is not evil. So knowledge itself is not evil.
Politeness is deception in pretty packaging.
Politeness is deception in pretty packaging.
You’re the one who has to live with your choice, everyone else will get over it, move on, no matter what you decide. But you never will.
You’re the one who has to live with your choice, everyone else will get over it, move on, no matter what you decide. But you never will.
Human beings as a whole cannot be good for long before the bad creeps back in and poisons us again.
Human beings as a whole cannot be good for long before the bad creeps back in and poisons us again.

“People, I have discovered, are layers and layers of secrets. You believe you know them, that you understand them, but their motives are always hidden from you, buried in their own hearts. You will never know them, but sometimes you decide to trust them.”

Veronica Roth
I suppose a fire that burns that bright is not meant to last.
I suppose a fire that burns that bright is not meant to last.
People talk about the pain of grief, but I don't know what they mean. To me, grief is a devastating numbness, every sensation dulled.
People talk about the pain of grief, but I don’t know what they mean. To me, grief is a devastating numbness, every sensation dulled.
If you are really one of us, it won’t matter to you that you might fail. And if it does, you are a coward.
If you are really one of us, it won’t matter to you that you might fail. And if it does, you are a coward.
Human reason can excuse any evil; that is why it's so important that we don't rely on it.
Human reason can excuse any evil; that is why it’s so important that we don’t rely on it.

″‘People tend to overestimate my character,’ I say quietly. They think that because I’m small, or a girl, or a Stiff, I can’t possibly be cruel. But they’re wrong.”

Veronica Roth
Who cares about pretty? I'm going for noticeable.
Who cares about pretty? I’m going for noticeable.
I have done bad things. I can't take them back, and they are part of who I am. Most of the time, they seem like the only thing I am.
I have done bad things. I can’t take them back, and they are part of who I am. Most of the time, they seem like the only thing I am.
Grief is not as heavy as guilt, but it takes more away from you.
Grief is not as heavy as guilt, but it takes more away from you.

“We can’t be confined to one way of thinking, and that terrifies our leaders. It means we can’t be controlled. And it means that no matter what they do, we will always cause trouble for them.”

Veronica Roth

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