Allegiant – Favorite Quotes

A few books have dialogues and lines that have such a great impact on you, you can’t help but repeat them over and over. Here are all my favorite quotations from Allegiant by Veronica Roth. Sometimes, these are enough to make you want to read a book 🙂

If you would like to read the review, you can find it here.

It’s strange how, even though I should be grieving, I feel like I’m getting back pieces of her, word by word, line by line.

No matter how smart, people usually see what they’re already looking for.

When you take a person’s memory, you change who they are.

I examine my knuckles. A few of them are split from punching Caleb, and dotted with faint bruises. It seems fitting that the blow would leave a mark on both of us. That’s how the world works.

It seems like the rebellions never stop, in the city, in the compound, anywhere. There are just breaths between them, and foolishly, we call those breaths ‘peace’.

It’s strange how time can make a place shrink, make it’s strangeness ordinary.

I belong to the people I love, and they belong to me – they and the loyalty and love I give them, form my identity far more than any word or group ever could.

There are so many ways to be brave in this world. Sometimes bravery involves laying down your life for something bigger than yourself, or for someone else. Sometimes it involves giving up everything you have ever known, or everyone you have ever loved, for the sake of something greater. But sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes it is nothing more than gritting your teeth through pain, and the work of every day, the slow walk toward a better life.

She taught me all about real sacrifice. That it should be done from love… That it should be done from necessity, not without exhausting all other options. That it should be done for people who need your strength because they don’t have enough of their own.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on these quotes. Do they make you want to read the book yet? And now I’m 2 books closer towards my reading goal! Gotta love flights.

Happy reading, everyone! 🙂

Why Emma Watson is my Hero

I was in a very feminist mood today. So I started thinking of Emma Watson. I’m a fan-girl, and a proud one at that. It’s not every day that you come across a talented actress who studied at an Ivy League university and became the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador before the age of 25! But Emma has proved that fame is not the answer. She has always perfectly balanced her work with her studies and never compromised on her education for her career. She is counted among the most influential women in the world and has no qualms about living life on her own terms. She is  role model to me, and to a million other girls out there.

So I put together a list of 7 times when we fell in love with her all over again.

1. When she was a true Hermione

"The saddest thing for a girl to do ..."

2. When she embraced her individuality

"I want to decide who I am for myself"

3. When she told us how trivial the opinion of others is

"Your self-worth shouldn't be tied up in what a stranger thinks"

4. When she told us it’s okay to be different

"Don't feel stupid ..."

5. When she recognized her inner beauty

"Beauty comes from within"

6. When she told us a woman is not  doll

"I am a human being who is not made to look like a doll"

7. When she told young girls they don’t have to be princesses

"If I were a princess, I'd be a warrior princess"

We love you for the person you are, Emma.

Thank you for  childhood full of memories.