by Veronica Roth
Find quotes from this novel, with commentary from Shmoop. Pick a theme below to begin.
My ancestor, and this is the inheritance she passed to me: freedom from the factions, and knowledge that my Divergent identity is more important than I could have known. (1.6)
It's strange to see my Dauntless friends in Abnegation colors, as if they've been with me my entire life. Sometimes it feels that way anyway. (8.28)
"I used to think about giving my life for things, but I didn't understand what 'giving your life' really was until it was right there, about to be taken from me." (5.34)
Guilt and Regret Quotes
It is impossible to erase my choices. (4.34)
Lies and Deceit Quotes
"Maybe he's still angry that you lied to him and went behind his back to work with his father," Cara says. (1.13)
As I walk past the fourth floor, I hear a yell, and some scuffling sounds. I open the door to a cluster of people—young, younger than I am, and all sporting factionless armbands—gathered around...
The Home Quotes
"I'm really going to miss this place," [Tris] says. (10.132)
I'm not sure how Dauntless I really am, anyway, now that the factions are gone. (8.11)