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“Since I was young, I have always known this: life damages us, every one. We can’t escape that damage. But now I’m also learning this: we can be mended. We mend each other.”

—   The Allegiant by Victoria Roth

“Change, like healing, takes time.”

—   Tobias Eaton on The Allegiant by Victoria Roth

“There are so many ways to be brave in this world. Sometimes bravery involves laying down your life for something bigger than yourself, or for someone else. Sometimes it involves giving up everything you have ever known, or everyone you have ever loved, for the sake of something greater. But sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes it is nothing more than gritting your teeth through pain, and the work of everyday, the slow walk toward a better life. That is the sort of bravery I must have now.”

—   Tobias Eaton on The Allegiant by Victoria Roth

“I know that change is difficult, and comes slowly, and that it is the work of many days strung together in a long line until the origin of them is forgotten.”

—   Tobias Eaton on The Allegiant by Victoria Roth

“She taught me all about real sacrifice. That it should be done from love, not misplaced disgust for another person’s genetics. That it should be done from necessity, not without exhausting all other options. That it should be done for people who need your strength because they don’t have enough of their own.”

—   Beatrice Prior on The Allegiant by Victoria Roth

“I belong to the people I love, and they belong to me- they, and the love and loyalty I give them, form my identity far more than any word or group ever could.”

—   Beatrice Prior on The Allegiant by Victoria Roth

“the Abnegation say you should only let someone sacrifice himself for you if it’s the ultimate way for them to show they love you.”

—   Beatrice Prior on The Allegiant by Victoria Roth

“Or maybe forgiveness is just the continual pushing aside of bitter memories, until time dulls the hurt and the anger, and the wrong is forgotten.”

—   Beatrice Prior on The Allegiant by Victoria Roth

“Everyone has some evil inside them, and the first step to loving anyone is to recognize the same evil in ourselves, so we’re able to forgive them.”

—   Natalie Prior on The Allegiant by Victoria Roth

“No matter how smart, people usually see what they’re already looking for, that’s all.”

—   Beatrice Prior on The Allegiant by Victoria Roth