As you already know the Divergent series is in our top things to ever happen to us, alongsideTaylor Swift’s ‘1989’, Harry Styles and Zayn Malik joining the long hair squad, Niall’s selfies and 5SOS acceptance speeches.
Anyway, the series is STUPEFYING.
While we’re, erm, patiently waiting the release of ‘Insurgent’ movie hitting the big screen we put together our 20 favourite ‘Insurgent’ quotes to see if it lives up to the best book trilogy of the century.
- “Like a wild animal, the truth is too powerful to remain caged.”
- “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.”
- “We’re all right, you know. You and me. Okay? Nothing else is all right. But we are.”
- “You die, I die too.”
- “Why did he come here?” “Because he’s an idiot.” “Well, yeah.” Peter & Tris talking about why Tobias showed up in Erudite after Tris did.
- “Let me get this straight. So you left the Dauntless compound to get ready for war…and took your makeup bag with you?”
“Yep. Figured it would be harder for anyone to shoot me if they saw how devastatingly attractive I was.”
- “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”
- “You’re one to talk, You’re always moping. We should start calling you Beatrice Prior, Queen of Tragedy.”
- “We both have war inside us. Sometimes it keeps us alive. Sometimes it threatens to destroy us.”
- “Got that gun?” Peter says to Tobias. “No,” says Tobias, “I figured I would shoot the bullets out of my nostrils, so I left it upstairs.”
- “No matter how long you train someone to be brave, you never know if they are or not until something real happens.”
- “I’ll be your family now,” he says.
- “I love you,” I say. I said that once, before I went to Erudite headquarters, but he was asleep then. I don’t know why I didn’t say it when he could hear it. Maybe I was afraid to trust him with something so personal as my devotion. Or afraid that I did not know what it was to love someone. But now I think the scary thing was not saying it before it was almost too late. Not saying it before it was almost too late for me. I am his, and he is mine, and it has been that way all along. He stares at me. I wait with my hands clutching his arms for stability as he considers his response. He frowns at me. “Say it again.” “Tobias,” I say, “I love you.” His skin is slippery with water and he smells like sweat and my shirt sticks to his arms when he slides them around me. He presses his face to my neck and kisses me right above the collarbone, kisses my cheek, kisses my lips. “I love you, too,” he says.”
- “The truth has a way of changing people’s plans.”
- “I read somewhere, one, 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. I think we cry to release the animal parts of us without losing our humanity. Because inside of me is a beast that snarls, and growls, and strains toward freedom, toward Tobias, and, above all, towards life. And as hard as I try, I cannot kill it.”
- “Sometimes,” he says, sliding his arm across my shoulders, “people just want to be happy, even if it’s not real.”
- “And sometimes, if you want the truth, you have to demand it.”
- “I think it would be easier to fight in a dress,” says Marlene, tapping her chin. “It would give your legs freer movement. And who really cares if you flash people your underwear, as long as you’re kicking the crap out of them?” Lynn goes silent, like she recognizes that as a spark of brilliance but can’t bring herself to admit it. “What’s this about flashing underwear?” says Uriah, sidestepping a bunk. “Whatever it is, I’m in.”
- “I think they’re going to force us to eat lots of cake and then take an unreasonably long nap.”
- “You were right,” Tobias says quietly, balancing in the balls of his feet. He smiles a little. “I do know who you are. I just needed to be reminded.”
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