Veronica Roth QuotesVeronica Anne Roth is an American novelist and short story writer, known for her debut New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy, consisting of Divergent, Insurgent, and Allegiant; and Four: A Divergent Collection.
Somewhere inside me is a merciful, forgiving person. Somewhere there is a girl who tries to understand what people are going through, who accepts that people do evil things and that desperation leads them to darker places than they ever imagined, I swear she exists, and she hurts for the repentant boy I see in front of me. But if I saw her, I wouldn’t recognize her.
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.
A sob racks my body again, and he wraps his arms around me so tightly I find it difficult to breathe, but it doesn’t matter. My dignified weeping gives way to full-on ugliness, my mouth open and my face contorted and sounds like a dying animal coming from my throat. If this continues I will break apart, and maybe that would be better, maybe it would be better to shatter and bear nothing.