November 15, 2016

Veronica Roth Quotes

“…there is power in self-sacrifice.”

“A brave man acknowledges the strength of others.”

“Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it. “

“Cruelty does not make a person dishonest, the same way bravery does not make a person kind.”

“Fear doesn’t shut you down; it wakes you up”

“Grief is not as heavy as guilt, but it takes more away from you.”

“Human beings as a whole cannot be good for long before the bad creeps back in and poisons us again. “

“Human reason can excuse any evil; that is why it’s so important that we don’t rely on it.”

“I am his, and he is mine, and it has been that way all along.”

“I have a theory that selflessness and bravery aren’t all that different. “

“I suppose a fire that burns that bright is not meant to last.”

“I wonder if fears ever really go away, or if they just lose their power over us.”

“It must require bravery to be honest all the time.”

“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. “

“Knowledge is power. Power to do evil…or power to do good. Power itself is not evil. So knowledge itself is not evil.”

“Lies require commitment.”

“Like a wild animal, the truth is too powerful to remain caged. “

“No matter how long you train someone to be brave, you never know if they are or not until something real happens. “

“Politeness is deception in pretty packaging.”

“Sometimes crying or laughing are the only options left, and laughing feels better right now.”

“Sometimes, the best way to help someone is just to be near them.”

“The truth has a way of changing people’s plans.”

“We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another. “

“We both have war inside us. Sometimes it keeps us alive. Sometimes it threatens to destroy us.”

“Who cares about pretty? I’m going for noticeable.”

“Why do people want to pretend that death is sleep? It isn’t. It isn’t.”