The Divergent Series is a feature film trilogy based on the Divergent novels by the American author Veronica Roth. The series consists of three science fiction films set in a dystopian society. Here are famous Divergent quotes from the series.


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

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

“I have a theory that selflessness and bravery aren’t all that different.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“Maybe I was afraid to trust him with something so personal as my devotion.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences”
Veronica Roth, Divergent


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

“Fear doesn’t shut you down; it wakes you up.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“A brave man acknowledges the strength of others.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“What irritates me most about him is his natural goodness, his inborn selflessness.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“I get up, because I’m supposed to, but if it were up to me, I’d stay in my seat for the rest of time.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“There’s a difference between not being afraid and acting in spite of fear.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“I feel myself acting like a lunatic, but I can’t stop. It would be like refusing to breathe.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent


“I am selfish. I am brave.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“Politeness is deception in pretty packaging.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“It must require bravery to be honest all the time.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“That’s my girl. Tough as cotton balls.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“I don’t want to be just one thing. I want to be brave and selfless and intelligent and honest and kind.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“Don’t try to define me.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“We should think of our family. But. We must also think of ourselves.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent Quotes


“I feel like someone breathed new air into my lungs. I am not Abnegation. I am not Dauntless. I am Divergent.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

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

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

“If you don’t like something, change it. You are not a tree.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“She is well practiced in the art of losing herself.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“Few people who are born into Abnegation choose to leave it. When they do, we remember.”
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“They think that because I’m small, or a girl, or a stiff, I can’t possible be cruel. But they’re wrong.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent


“Human reason can excuse any evil; that is why it’s so important that we don’t rely on it.”
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“Why do people want to pretend that death is sleep? It isn’t. It isn’t.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“If Eric thinks I did something right, I must have done it wrong.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“Four leaving makes me nervous. Leaving us with Eric is like hiring a babysitter who spends his time sharpening knives.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“I traded cowardice for cruelty; I traded weakness for ferocity.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“It doesn’t prove anything except that you’re bullying us. Which, as I recall, is a sign of cowardice.”
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“What makes you different, makes you dangerous.”
Veronica Roth, 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.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“A chasm reminds us that there is a fine line between bravery and idiocy.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“Learning how to think in the midst of fear is a lesson that everyone needs to learn.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“I want to break something, or hit something, but I am afraid to move, so I start crying instead.”
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“The cruelty of fate is that I must travel with the people I hate when the people I love are dead behind me.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent


“We kiss again and this time, it feels familiar. I know exactly how we fit together, his arm around my waist, my hands on his chest, the pressure of his lips on mine. We have each other memorized.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“You know I’m getting a little tired of waiting for you to catch on.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“It isn’t right to wish pain on other people just because they hurt me first.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“In our factions, we find meaning, we find purpose, we find life.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“I chose Dauntless not because they are perfect, but because they are alive, they are free.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent Quotes


“You chose us. Now we have to choose you.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“Leaving us with Eric is like hiring a babysitter who spends his time sharpening knives.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“Part of me wonders if this is a suicide mission disguised as a game.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“We can’t survive alone, but even if we could, we wouldn’t want to.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“The opinions of others cannot damage you.”
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“Peace is restrained; this is free.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent


“And is it selfish of me to crave victory, or is it brave?”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“I’m going to shoot a muffin off Marlene’s head.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“I have your back. I didn’t mean only when it’s easy. All the time.”
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“Since he saved me from the attack, I have associated his smell with safety, so as long as I focus on it, I feel safe now.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“I want to cry because something terrible happened, and I saw it, and I could not see a way to mend it.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent


“But I will find new habits, new thoughts, new rules. I will become something else.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“Sometimes I see him as just another person, and sometimes I feel the sight of him in my gut, like a deep ache.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“I like to think I’m helping them by hating them. I’m reminding them that they aren’t God’s gift to humankind.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“I need the protection of seeming weak.”
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“I have to face the fear. I have to take control of the situation and find a way to make it less frightening.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent


“Human reason can excuse any evil.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“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.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“Hearing him talk about his mother, about his intact family, makes my chest hurt for a second, like someone pierced it with a needle.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“I am fed up. I am fed up with tears and weakness. But there isn’t much I can do to stop them.”
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“Sometimes pain is for the greater good.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“A lot can happen to a person’s appearance in three months.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent


“There is power in controlling something that can do so much damage – in controlling something, period.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“Half of bravery is perspective.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“It’s easy to be brave when they’re not my fears.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“To me there’s a difference between not being afraid and acting in spite of fear, as he does.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent Quotes

“I reach out and take his hand. His fingers slide between mine. I can’t breathe.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent


“But maybe what I saw as fearless was actually fear under control.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“Sarcasm is always at someone’s expense.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“I want to be brave, and selfless, and smart, and kind, and honest.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“I ignore my fear. When I make decisions, I pretend it doesn’t exist.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“Suicide to them is an act of selfishness. Someone who is truly selfless does not think of himself often enough to desire death.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent Quotes

“Cowardice is how you decide to be in real life.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent


“What’s worse: to be idle while someone dies, or to be exiled and empty-handed?”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“One choice can transform you!”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“I never thought I would need bravery in the small moments of my life. I do.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“What good is a prepared body if you have a scattered mind?”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“Those who seek peace above all else, they say, will always deceive to keep the water calm.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent Quotes

“Maybe there is some Abnegation in everyone, even if they don’t know it.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent


“What do I believe? I do not know; I do not know; I do not know.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“A Dauntless Ferris wheel wouldn’t have cars. You would just hang on tight with your hands, and good luck to you.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“Humans can’t tolerate emptiness for long.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“Valuing knowledge above all else results in a lust for power, and that leads men into dark and empty places.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“Sometimes it isn’t fighting that’s brave, its facing the death you know is coming.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent Quotes

“That is death – shifting from “is” to “was.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“We are not the same. But we are, somehow, one.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

“Because life is not fair, Albert. And the world is conspiring against you.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

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