Veronica Roth

"...there is power in self-sacrifice."
"He moves his thumb in a slow circle over the back of my hand. It is meant to comfort me, but it frustrates me instead. I need to talk to him. I need to look at him."
"You know I'm getting a little tired of waiting for you to catch on."
"They try to make you think they care about what you do but they don't. They don't want you to act a certain way. So you're easy to understand. So you won't pose a threat to them."
"I wish I could say I felt guilty for what I did.  I don't."
"When I look at the Abnegation lifestyle as an outsider, I think it’s beautiful. When I watch my family move in harmony; when we go to dinner parties and everyone cleans together afterward without having to be asked; when I see Caleb help strangers carry their groceries, I fall in love with this life all over again."
"Lies require commitment."
"Politeness is deception in pretty packaging."
"A chasm reminds us that there is a fine line between bravery and idiocy."
"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."
"We believe that preparation eradicates cowardice, which we define as the failure to act in the midst of fear."
"You chose us. Now we have to choose you."