Monday, December 16, 2013

Quote-Tastic 16/12/2013

"Quote-Tastic" is a meme hosted every Monday on Herding Cats & Burning Soup . To participate you have to post a favorite quote from a current or past read.
This week's quote is from "Divergent" by Veronica Roth, which is a favorite read of mine. I just love this bit. 

I walk slowly around him. On his back is more ink than skin. The symbols of each faction are drawn there—Dauntless at the top of his spine, Abnegation just below it, and the other three, smaller, beneath them. For a few seconds I look at the scales that represent Candor, the eye that stands for Erudite, and the tree that symbolizes Amity. It makes sense that he would tattoo himself with the symbol of Dauntless, his refuge, and even the symbol of Abnegation, his place of origin, like I did. But the other three?

“I think we’ve made a mistake,” he says softly. “We’ve all started to put down the virtues of the other factions in the process of bolstering our own. I don’t want to do that. I want to be brave, and selfless, and smart, and kind, and honest.” He clears his throat. “I continually struggle with kindness.”

So, what are your favorite quotes this week? Let me know in the comments! 


  1. Oh he sounds like a hero (and just a person) I'd really like.

  2. I think many of us struggle with kindness. Nice quote.

  3. I agree with Bea. My son just asked me if I read this book because of the movie coming out. OMG I want to read now just from the movie trailer alone. Love that it has tons of great actors/actresses. Yummy Theo James is my fav. love him in Underworld: Awakening. Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, Ashley Judd and Maggie Q.


  4. I'll watch the movie, but not read the book, I have such a bad track with YA. I love the quote though