Parenting Handprint

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I have never had parents who set good examples, parents whose expectations were worth living up to, but she did. I can see them within her, the courage and the beauty they pressed into her like a handprint.

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Laughing Until It Hurts

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I wipe my face with my sleeve, laughing so hard my stomach hurts. If my entire life is like this, loud laughter and bold action and the kind of exhaustion you feel after a hard but satisfying day, I will be content.

Divergent (Divergent Series) by Veronica Roth

Dangerous Confidence

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I know from experience that confidence alone can get a person into a forbidden place.

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Who Does Your Dirty Work?

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The division is based on knowledge, based on qualifications—but as I learned from the factionless, a system that relies on a group of uneducated people to do its dirty work without giving them a way to rise is hardly fair.

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What to Fear

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Sometimes I feel like there is so much to be afraid of, and sometimes I feel like there is nothing left to fear.

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Bravery and Perspective

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Half of bravery is perspective. The first time I did this, it was one of the hardest things I had ever done. Now, preparing to jump off a moving train is nothing, because I have done more difficult things in the past few weeks than most people will in a lifetime. And yet none of it compares to what I am about to do in the Dauntless compound. If I survive, I will undoubtedly go on to do far more difficult things than even that, like live without a faction, something I never imagined possible.”

Divergent (Divergent Series) by Veronica Roth

Insulting Compliments

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“You are brave,” she says. “You don’t need me to say it, because you already know it. But I want you to know that I know.” She is complimenting me, but I still feel like she smacked me with something. Then she adds, “Don’t mess it up.”

Insurgent (Divergent Book 2) by Veronica Roth

Source of the Revolution

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…I wonder what put that dangerous look in her eyes, what put such drama in her speech, what made her become a revolutionary.

Allegiant (Divergent Trilogy, Book 3) by Veronica Roth