Friday, 28 June 2013

Quotes: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Here ares some of my favourite quotes from my recent read:
 #2: Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Click title for review)

As always there may be some spoilers. Enjoy!

1. “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.”

2. “Sleep,” he says. “I'll fight the bad dreams off if they come to get you.”
“With what?” 
“My bare hands, obviously.”

3. “I’ll be your family now,” he says.
“I love you,” I say.

4. “We're all right, you know,' he says quietly. 'You and me. Okay?' My chest aches, and I nod. 'Nothing else is all right.' His whisper tickles my cheek. 'But we are.” 

5. “I pout my lower lip for a second, but then I grin as the pieces come together.
"That's why you like me!" I exclaim. "Because you're not very nice either! It makes so much more sense now.” 

6. “I’m not important. Everyone will do just fine without me,” I say.
“Who cares about everyone? What about me?” 

7. “You die, I die too.” Tobias looks over his shoulder at me. “I asked you not to do this. You made your decision. These are the repercussions.” 

8. “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.” 

9. “You look older.' 'Yes, well, the passage of time tends to do that to a person.”

10 “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.” 

11. “Be careful, though."
"Aren't I always?"
"No, I think the word for how you usually are is 'reckless.” 

12. “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...” 

13. “Whoa there, Tobias," says the man to my left. "Weren't you raised a Stiff? I thought the most you people did was... graze hands or something."
"Then how do you explain all the Abnegation children?" Tobias raises his eyebrows.
"They are brought into being by sheer force of will," the woman on the arm of the chair interjects. "Didn't you know that, Tobias?"
"No, I wasn't aware." He grins. "My apologies.” 

14. “I wish we were alone,” he says.
“I almost always wish that,” I say.” 

15. “What do you think they're going to do to us when they find us guilty?" she says after a few minutes of silence have passed.
"Does now seem like the time for honesty?"
I look at her from the corner of my eye. "I think they're going to force us to eat lots of cake and then take an unreasonably long nap.” 

16. “Are you conceding?' he says, his mouth falling open with mock surprise. 'Seems like that serum did you some good after all...' 
I shove him as hard as I can. 'Take that back. Take it back now.' 
'Okay, okay!' He puts up his hands. 'It's just... I'm not very nice either, you know. That's why I like you so - ' 
'Out!' I shout, pointing at the door. 
Laughing to himself, Tobias kisses my cheek and leaves the room.” 

17. “Come on. Oh, for God’s sake. I’ll just carry you.”

18. “They must have given her too much of what?” he says.
“You have a nice voice,” I say.
“Tris,” he says, “please be quiet.”

19. “We had good cake,” I tell Caleb.
“We had fizzy drninks,” he says.
“Ah, but did you have a ledge overlook an underground river?” says Marlene, waggling her eyebrow. “Or a room where you faced all your nightmares at once?”
“No,” says Caleb, “and to be honest, I’m kind of okay with that.”
“Si-ssy,” sings Marlene.


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