If you love the Divergent series, you're probably pumped for the upcoming release of Allegiant. Taking place after the events of Divergent and Insurgent, Allegiant finds Tris and Tobias on the brink of breaking out of the walls that enclose Chicago. Allegiant was the third and final book in the series, but has been split into two parts for the movie franchise. Although you might groan that this means having to wait that much longer for the series' grand finale, one of the perks of the films being split is that way, more detail can be included in each. And there are a lot of details that need to be included on the big screen, including all of the fantastic quotes from the book Allegiant.
You see, the book is split in between the perspectives of Tris and Four, so there are many interesting quotes from each character that show us how their worldviews differ. These unique insights often come in the form of soliloquies, but there's also a lot of meaningful dialogue (and of course, some playful interactions filled with one-liners). This being the case, here are some memorable Allegiant quotes from the book that deserve to be included in the new movie.
1. "Every part of me, every fiber and every nerve, is straining toward freedom, not just from this cell but from the prison of the city beyond it. I need to see what’s outside the fence."
2. "We are not people who touch each other carelessly; every point of contact between us feels important, a rush of energy and relief."
3. “I feel the urge, familiar now, to wrench myself from my body and speak directly into her mind. It is the same urge, I realize, that makes me want to kiss her every time I see her, because even a sliver of distance between us is infuriating.”
4. "But when you kill someone you love, the hard part is never over. It just gets easier to distract yourself from what you've done."
5. "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 the pressed into her like a handprint."
6. "There is something deeply wrong with taking a person’s memories—even though I know it was necessary to keep our city safe for as long as it needed to be, I feel it in the pit of my stomach. Take a person’s memories, and you change who they are.”
7. "She looks pale and small, but her eyes make me think of wide-open skies that I have never actually seen, only dreamed of."
8. “Chaos and destruction do tend to take away a person’s dating possibilities.’”
9. "I think of something to say, but it is too intimate, so I swallow it. A moment later I decide I don't care. 'I wish we were alone,' I say as I back out of the cell. She smiles. 'I almost always wish that.'"
10. “Tobias can take care of himself, but in an attack, surviving is an accident. It doesn’t take skill to stand in a place where no bullets find you, or to fire into the dark and hit a man you didn’t see. It is all luck, or providence, depending on what you believe. And I don’t know—have never known—exactly what I believe.”
11. “I look down at the worn cover and run my fingers along the edges of the pages. He makes the acquisition of knowledge feel like a secret, beautiful thing, and an ancient thing. I feel like, if I read this book, I can reach backward through all the generations of humanity to the very first one, wherever it was—that I can participate in something many times larger and older than myself.”
12. “'Genes aren’t everything,” Amar says. “People, even genetically damaged people, make choices. That’s what matters.’”
13. "I laugh, and it’s laughter, not light, that casts out the darkness building within me, that reminds me I am still alive, even in this strange place where everything I’ve ever known is coming apart. I know some things—I know that I’m not alone, that I have friends, that I’m in love. I know where I came from. I know that I don’t want to die, and for me, that’s something—more than I could have said a few weeks ago.”
14. “Oh, good,” I say, a sour taste in my mouth. “Heroism is what I was focused on. Not, you know, trying not to die.”
15. "How many young men fear that there is a monster inside them? People are supposed to fear others, not themselves. People are supposed to aspire to become their fathers, not shudder at the thought.”
16. "'How does the world seem to you?' he says. 'Mostly the same,' I say. 'People are just divided by different things, fighting different wars.'"
17. "'Okay,' I say. 'I’ll go. But don’t for a second think that I actually believe she’s not interested in you for more than your genetic code.' 'Well,' he says. 'Don’t for a second think I’m interested in anyone but you.’”
18. “You know what Mom told me once?...She said that 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."
Keep an eye out to see if these quotes make it to big screen. And keep your ears open for any new quotable moments between Shailene Woodley and Theo James, because sparks are bound to fly in Allegiant.
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