Our list of quotes from the dystopian sci-fi drama movie series based on the trilogy of novels by Veronica Roth. Set in a future where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities and teenagers have to decide if they want to stay in their faction or switch to another for the rest of their lives. The story follows Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) as she tries to decide which faction to choose to live in for the rest of her life, but when she finds out that is she is Divergent, a person who does not fit into any one faction, she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents.
1. Divergent (2014)
Tris: We’re lucky to be in The City. They say that war was terrible, that the rest of the world was destroyed. Our founders built the wall to keep us safe, and they divided us into five groups, factions, to keep the peace.
Tris: The smart ones, the ones who value knowledge and logic, are in Erudite. They know everything.
Tris: Amity farm the land. They’re all about kindness and harmony, always happy.
Tris: Candor value honesty and order. They tell the truth, even when you wish they wouldn’t.
Tris: And then there’s Dauntless. They’re our protectors, our soldiers, our police. I always thought they were amazing. Brave, fearless, and free. Some people think that Dauntless are crazy, which they kind of are.
Tris: My faction is Abnegation, the others all call us stiffs. We lead a simple life, selfless, dedicated to helping other. We even feed the Factionless, the ones who don’t fit in anywhere. Because we’re public servants, we’re trusted to run the government.
Tris: It all works. Everyone knows where they belong. Except for me.
Tris: My mother’s says there’s an art to losing yourself. But I haven’t figured it out yet. I’m supposed to never think of myself, to always help others. To never look too long in the mirror.
Tris: Today I take the test. I’m scared it’ll tell me I’m not Abnegation, that I have to leave my family. But I’m even more scared that it’ll tell me to stay.
Tris: Trust the test. The test will tell me who I am, where I belong. Am I smart? Kind? Am I honest? Selfless? Or brave?
Tori: Your results were inconclusive.
Tris: That’s impossible. It doesn’t make any sense.
Tori: No, not impossible. It’s just extremely rare. They call it Divergent. You can’t tell anyone about this, not even your parents. As far as the world is concerned, you received an Abnegation result because that is what I’m manually entering.
Tris: So what am I supposed to do at the choosing ceremony? I was supposed to learn what to do. This was supposed to tell me what faction to choose, the test. We’re supposed to trust the test!
Tori: The test didn’t work on you. You have to trust yourself.
Jeanine: The factions system is a living being composed of cell, all of you. And the only way it can survive and thrive is for each of you to claim your rightful place. The future belongs to those who know where they belong.
[to Tris after she’s chosen Dauntless]
Christina: Is it just me, or are they trying to kills us?
Four: What’s your name?
Four: Is that a hard one? You can pick a new one if you want, but make it good. You don’t get to pick again.
Tris: Okay. My name’s Tris.
Four: My name’s Four.
Christina: Four, like the number?
Four: Exactly like the number.
Christina: What happened? One, two, three were taken?
Four: What’s your name?
Four: Well, Christina, the first lesson you learn from me, if you want to survive here, is keep your mouth shut. Do you understand me?
Christina: Have you never seen a hamburger before?
Tris: No, I’ve seen one. I just have never eaten one.
Will: Abnegation you plain food. Plant based diet with no sauces and a minimum of seasoning.
Christina: Which text book did you swallow?
Christina: No offense, but I’m surprised Abnegation even eats at all. Too selfish, right? No wonder you left.
Will: You got to be pretty self-confident to be friends with a Candor.
Christina: What is that supposed to mean?
Will: You have no filter. You say the first thing that comes into your head.
Al: You mean like, you’re an idiot?
Christina: Nice one, Al. At least we tell the truth.
Tris: Were you a transfer too, or Dauntless born?
Four: Are you kidding?
Four: What makes you think you can talk to me?
Tris: It must be because you’re so approachable.
Christina: [to Tris] You, my friend, have a death wish.
[to Tris as they’re doing target practice]
Will: Statistically speaking, you should have hit the target at least once by now. Even by accident.
[as Tris and Molly have been chosen to fight each other]
Molly: How long do we fight for?
Eric: Till one of you can’t continue.
Four: Or one of you concedes.
Eric: According to the old rules. The new rules, no one concedes.
Four: You really want to lose them on their first fight?
Eric: A brave man never surrenders.
Four: Lucky for you, those weren’t the rules when we fought.
Tris: I’m never going to make it.
Christina: Yes, you are.
Tris: I’m the weakest one here.
Christina: Then you’ll be most improved.
Tris: You’re Candor, you’re not supposed to lie.
Christina: I was Candor. And I’m not lying.
Tori: You made a mistake choosing Dauntless. They’ll find out about you…
Tris: Who? Who will?
Tori: The people you’re a threat to.
Tris: What people? The Dauntless?
Tori: The whole society. If you don’t fit into a category. They can’t control you.
Tris: I don’t get it. I’m Dauntless. I’m going to be Dauntless. I chose Dauntless.
Tori: For your sake, I hope so.
Tris: What’s out there?
Al: Amity folks.
Tris: No, I know. But beyond that.
Will: Places that never recovered from the war.
Tris: [to Four] Do you know?
Four: Let’s just say they built the fence for a reason.
Eric: One thing you will learn here is that orders are not optional.
Tris: You cut me.
Four: I meant to.
Tris: You meant to?
Four: You think he was going to let you off without a scratch? You’d still be standing there if I hadn’t hit you.
Tris: So am I supposed to thank you?
Four: You’re supposed to be smart. If I wanted to hurt you, I would have.
Four: You should go easy, you took a beating.
Tris: I’m surprised you noticed. I saw you leave during the fight.
Four: Yeah, well. It’s not something I wanted to watch.
Tris: You’re afraid of heights.
Four: Everyone’s afraid of something.
Tris: I didn’t think you were afraid of anything.
Natalie: You weren’t sick the day you took your aptitude test, were you?
Natalie: What were your test results? Honey, it’s okay. You can tell me.
Tris: They were inconclusive.
Natalie: Divergent? You can’t tell anyone. You can’t tell your friends, your instructors. You can’t trust anyone.
Natalie: People have always been so threatened by Divergents. But now Erudite is looking for them everywhere. They’re actively seeking them out.
Tris: Why? Mom, what am I?
Natalie: You don’t conform. Your mind works in a million different ways. They’re scared of you. Stage two of training is where you are most at risk. They’re going to get inside your head and watch how you respond to fear. But you can pass. You can make it through Dauntless. I have seen it before.
Tris: How do you know so much about this? You weren’t Dauntless?
Tori: Dauntless leadership. You can’t let them find out about you.
Tris: And what if they already know?
Tori: Then you’re already dead.
Tris: There are liars here. There are people who know how to manipulate you. You need to understand that.
Caleb: Beatrice. I think you should go.
Tris: Faction before blood, yeah? Got it.
Jeanine: It’s hard to let go. Faction before blood. It’s an important ideal, but sometimes difficult to fulfill. It goes against our fundamental human nature. But that’s exactly the weakness we need to overcome.
Tris: You think that human nature is a weakness?
Jeanine: I think human nature is the enemy. It’s human nature to keep secrets, lie, steal. And I want to eradicate that. That’s how we’ll maintain a stable, peaceful society.
Four: You’re moving up through the ranks and he’s failing. It makes him hate himself. It makes him hate you. He’s just afraid.
Tris: Everyone’s afraid.
Four: I know, but fear does something strange to people like Al. But not you. Fear doesn’t shut you down, it wakes you up. I’ve seen it.
Four: I’m sorry about Al.
Tris: It’s my fault that he’s dead.
Four: No, it’s not because of you. He made his own choice. He would have been factionless. He was not going to pass that final test.
Tris: Neither am I.
Four: Why do you say that?
Tris: You know why. And as soon as all the others find out, they’re going to kill me.
Four: I’m not going to let that happen.
Tris: Are you sure you want to.
Four: Why wouldn’t I?
Tris: I don’t know, I mean you haven’t told me anything about yourself, and now you just want to let me inside of your head?
Four: Are you afraid of that?
Tris: You’re not?
Four: [to Tris] Your last fear is your worst fear. It lives in the deepest part of your mind.
Tris: Four? Four fears?
Four: Four then. Four now. I keep going in there, but I don’t think you ever lose them.
[referring to Four’s tattoos]
Tris: It’s amazing. The factions. Why do you have all of them?
Four: I don’t want to be just one thing. I can’t be. I want to be brave, and I want to be selfless, intelligent, and honest, and kind. Well, I’m still working on kind.
Tris: [after they kiss] I don’t want to go too fast.
Four: It’s okay. I’ve already got my spot on the floor.
Four: They can see your hallucinations on the screen. So you get passed your fears the way the Dauntless would, but do it quickly.
Tris: Right. If I’m too good, then they’ll kill me. And if I’m too slow, then I’ll die.
Four: Right. Good luck.
Eric: She’s not going to shoot me.
Tris: I think you might be overestimating my character.
[Eric goes to attack, Tris she shoots him in the leg]
Jeanine: Tobias Eaton. And you, Beatrice. I thought it was intellect I was sensing in you.
Four: Maybe you’re not as smart as you think you are.
Tris: Why are you attacking all these innocent people?
Jeanine: Innocent people? Abnegation, if left unchecked, will destroy the faction system. Same can be said of both of you. Somebody has to stop you. If we don’t, peace will be lost.
Four: It’s already been lost. You destroyed it.
Jeanine: Human nature destroyed it. Those of us with the vision to see that are called upon to protect the rest. We will restore the peace. And this time it will last.
Tris: And what if you’re wrong?
Tris: How are you awake?
Peter: Because I’m smarter than you. And they need me.
Tris: Where are they controlling it from?
Peter: Why would I tell you that? It’s not like you’re going to shoot me.
Tris: Why do people keep saying that?
[she shoots him]
Jeanine: Amazing, isn’t it? Everything we think of that makes up a person, thoughts, emotions, history, all wiped away by chemistry.
Jeanine: He’s gone. And we’re all safer for it.
Tris: Safer? How are we safer?
Jeanine: The brilliance of the faction system is that conformity to the faction removes the threat of anyone exercising their independent will. Divergents threaten that system. Don’t get me wrong. There’s a certain beauty in your resistance, your defiance of categorization. But it’s a beauty we can’t afford.
Jeanine: I admire you’re willing to die for what you believe in, but so am I.
Jeanine: Maybe you’re not quite as Dauntless as you thought you were.
Tris: You’re right. I’m not. I’m Divergent.
Tris: [to Jeanine] Don’t get me wrong. There’s a certain beauty to your resistance.
Tris: My mom and dad died today. They’re gone.
Four: I know. But they loved you, Tris. For them, there was no better way to show you.
Tris: Now we have nothing. We have no home, no faction. I don’t even know who I am anymore.
Four: I know exactly who you are.
Tris: Are you sure about that?
Four: Yeah, I’m very sure.
Tris: We’re like the Factionless now. We’ve left everything behind. But we found ourselves, and each other. Tomorrow we may have to fight again, but for now we’ll ride the train to the end of the line. And then, we’ll jump.
2. Insurgent (2015)
Jeanine: Peace. Long ago, before The Founders established this great city of ours, that word was all but meaningless. An ideal as elusive as a dream. Now, two hundred years later, we are, all of us, living proof that peace is indeed attainable. The reason for this is, of course, our Faction System. Erudite, Dauntless, Amity, Candor, Abnegation.
Jeanine: In dividing people according to personality and aptitude, we’ve created a society in which each faction plays a critical role in maintaining the social order. But this harmony we’ve achieved is now under attack from a small but extremely dangerous group of individuals. We call them Divergents. They are, in essence, the worst of what humanity used to be. Rebellious, defiant, and uncontrollable.
Jeanine: We are all that is left of humanity. The vast wall that encloses this city may protect us from our toxic surroundings, but it is up to us to confront any element that could poison us from within. Because, when you are civilization’s last hope, peace is not merely an ideal. It is an obligation. And it is up to all of us to take a stand against its one true enemy, Divergents.
Four: Still having nightmares?
Four: We’re good. You and me. I know nothing else is, but we are.
Jeanine: Divergents will destroy our society. Unless we destroy them. And now we can. However, only a Divergent can open this box. Find them. Every last one of them.
Tris: I really don’t know how much longer I can do this whole peace and love thing.
Four: It’s the Amity way, alright? We’re just trying to blend in.
Tris: I’m trying to blend in. It’s just not working.
Peter: Hey, Tris. I really like your hair, by the way. Did you try to cut it all short and weird like that?
Tris: We need to kill Jeanine.
Four: I know. But we’re not ready yet.
Caleb: Beatrice, you’re not being serious, right?
Tris: No, I am being serious. I’m not going to stop until she’s dead.
Caleb: Tris, you can’t just go around killing people.
Peter: No, she’s right. Listen to your sister.
Peter: Tris, I think you should go to Erudite and kill Jeanine yourself. I’ll stay with Caleb so that you don’t get him killed too.
Peter: Come on, you know. Like you did your parents.
Johanna: You don’t understand us at all.
Tris: No, I do understand you. I understand that you think you can stay out of this. But you can’t. One day she’s going to show up, and Jeanine is going to take whatever power you think you have away from you.
Johanna: See, to be Amity is to forgive. Others. And yourself. You’re hurting, Tris. And my heart goes out to you. I know what it’s like to stand helpless while you lose the ones you love. But killing Jeanine is not going to bring your mother back. I know you’re angry. But you’re letting it consume you.
Caleb: I thought she was dead.
Tris: Me too.
Evelyn: I’m still your mother.
Four: No, my mother’s dead. I went to her funeral when I was six. And she wasn’t trying to reconnect with me. She was trying to use me, like you are now.
Evelyn: She wants an army.
Caleb: An army?
Evelyn: I want an alliance.
Four: No, what you want is revenge.
Evelyn: This isn’t about me. It’s about putting an end to a system that says one group is more deserving than another. This city may be surrounded by a wall, but it doesn’t have to be a prison.
Evelyn: We’re on the same side, Tris. I’m Factionless because I don’t fit into any one faction. And you’re Divergent because you belong to too many. But we’re both a threat to Jeanine. My people are ready for war, if that’s what it takes.
Four: And then what?
Evelyn: We depose those in power.
Four: And once you’ve done that? Once you’ve killed Jeanine, who’s in power then? See, that’s the part that she always conveniently leaves out. Don’t you tell me this isn’t about you. This is only about you.
Evelyn: [to Tris, referring to Four] You want to tuck him in, or should I?
Evelyn: Listen, I only want what’s best for him.
Tris: You hardly even know him.
Evelyn: You’d like to think that, wouldn’t you? But deep down, I think you’re scared I know him all too well.
Tris: I’m not scared.
Evelyn: Of course you are. You’re scared he’ll finally see you for what you really are. Deadly. You don’t believe me? Ask him.
[she turns to see a dead Will next to her and wakes from her nightmare]
Four: Tris, I know you think Caleb is your responsibility, but he made his own choice.
You can’t protect everyone.
Tris: I can’t protect anyone.
Four: Nobody can. Him leaving isn’t your fault. None of this is your fault. Johanna was right. You have to forgive yourself.
Four: As part of Candor’s initiation, you administer a truth serum. Correct?
Jack Kang: We don’t typically discuss such matters out of faction.
Four: That’s a pretty evasive answer.
Jack Kang: Evasion is not dishonest.
Four: It’s not exactly honesty either.
Tris: [referring to the truth serum] I don’t want to do this.
Four: We have to. Neither of us have secrets worth dying for.
Jack Kang: May the truth set you free.
Jack Kang: If you suspected that Jeanine had corrupted Dauntless, why didn’t you just leave? Why did you stay?
Four: I wanted to leave. But I fell in love with Tris Prior. And I couldn’t leave her.
Jack Kang: Miss Prior, the more you resist, the more painful the serum will be.
Tris: Ow! My friend. I killed my friend. He was trying to shoot me. And I shot him first.
Jack Kang: What was his name?
Tris: I can’t.
Jack Kang: What was his name?
Tris: [crying] Will. I killed Will. Because that’s what happens to people when they get close to me. They get hurt or they die. I can’t forgive myself.
Uriah: Where’s your scary boyfriend?
Tris: Probably off doing scary boyfriend things.
Uriah: I love heights. From up here, it all just seems so much smaller, you know? I know it sounds crazy, but sometimes I think I see lights out beyond the wall. I know they say it’s all just wasteland out there, but we can’t be the only ones left.
[does Divergent test on a man]
Computer Voice: Divergent, ten percent.
Eric: S**t. You’re almost normal. That’s boring.
[shoots the man in the head]
[to Tris as the Divergent test shows her to be a 100%]
Eric: If you think you got lucky, you’re wrong. You’re going to wish I killed you.
Eric: It’s lucky you got that gun, Four. Oh, we both know you were never much without one.
Eric: You think she’s safe now? You’re wrong. Jeanine’s never going to stop searching for you.
Four: Why? What does she want with her? Tell me.
Eric: Look, all I know is she’s exactly what Jeanine needs. She’s the perfect subject.
Eric: [as Four cocks his gun] Was that supposed to scare me?
Four: You’re responsible for the death of hundreds of people. You know the punishment for that.
Eric: Listen, I’ve found a way to live with the blood on my hands. But can you?
[Four shoots him in the head]
Four: Congratulations, mother. You got your war.
Evelyn: I know you wish there was another way.
Four: But there isn’t.
Evelyn: I’m the lesser of two evils. Is that it?
Four: You’d better be.
Peter: I would like a position in your regime. Ideally, I would like a position with some advancement opportunities. I may be Dauntless, but I’m not just a meathead. No offense, Max.
Jeanine: Let’s talk about your friend Tris Prior. How do I flush her out?
Peter: Simple. The girl’s a walking bleeding heart. She was born Abnegation. That’s her weak spot. You just have to know how to press it.
Four: I know what you’re thinking. But I’m not going to let you do it.
Tris: I can’t let anyone else die because of me.
Four: No one else is going to die because of you. Tori’s going to find a way to disable the disks.
Tris: And if she doesn’t?
Four: Then if she doesn’t, we figure it out. Together.
Tris: You know, I’m just one person. I’m not worth it.
Four: No, you are worth it. You are worth it to me. I love you.
Peter: Wow. I have to admit, I’m impressed. I mean, I knew that you were dumb, but I didn’t think that you were dumb enough to actually come down here and turn yourself in.
Tris: The killings have to stop.
Peter: Well, that just goes to show that you can take the girl out of Abnegation, but you can’t take the Abnegation out of the girl. Let’s go. Once a stiff, always a stiff, right?
Peter: Man, I love knowing stuff that you don’t. I need you to open up that box, Tris. The only way to open that box is to pass the sims of all five factions. But the only people that have tried to do it so far have died. Oops. I don’t think I was supposed to tell you that. Oh, well. No pressure.
Jeanine: Remarkable. Chances of it being you, of all people. Nearly defies the laws of probability.
Tris: As remarkable as the amount of people you’ve managed to murder.
Jeanine: Dark times call for extreme measures. You may find it hard to believe, but I am serving the greater good.
Tris: Stop the suicides, or I swear I will shoot him.
Jeanine: That’s okay. You can kill him if you want. We have plenty of guards.
Tris: If I do this, the suicides stop?
Jeanine: No. The suicides will continue until you succeed. And pass all five sims. Should be incentive enough. Good luck.
Natalie: [during the sim] You can do this. I know you can. You’re brave. Braver than anyone.
Tris: I’m not brave, mom. I pretend that I am. And I want people to think that I am. But I’m not. I’m really, really scared. That maybe we are actually what’s wrong in this world. Divergents. I never wanted any of this. You and dad, and Caleb, and then Four. And I can’t help but think that if I was normal, we would all still be together. Mom, I don’t want to be Divergent anymore. I just want to feel safe again.
Peter: Wait, you’re not going to shoot me?
Tris: Once a stiff, always a stiff.
Tris: Four, how did you get past security?
Four: You know me. Scary boyfriend skills. What is it?
Tris: You weren’t there. You didn’t even hear that.
Tris: I’m sorry I didn’t tell you that I was going to go. I wanted to say goodbye, and I just didn’t know how. I didn’t know how.
Four: What are you talking about?
Tris: So even though I didn’t get to say it in real life, at least I get to say it now. Even if it is just in the sim.
Four: Tris, we’re not in a sim. Don’t you think I’d know if I was in a sim?
Tris: Four, you’re not in a sim. You are the sim.
Tris: Our parents would be ashamed of you.
Caleb: Well, maybe not. I mean, I am willing to sacrifice you, the only family I have left. The only person I love, in order to preserve what’s best for everyone else. What’s more selfless than that?
Tris: [referring to Jeanine] She killed our parents.
Caleb: Our parents brought that on themselves.
Tris: What are you talking about?
Caleb: The box? It was in their house. They were the ones hiding it. All of those lives could have been spared. Seems we didn’t know our parents as well as we thought we did.
Jeanine: Tell me, do you appreciate irony? You tested positive for Erudite, so you must have the intellectual capacity.
Jeanine: For instance, right now you’re filled with hate. But you need to pass an Amity sim.
Jeanine: Then there’s the most poignant irony of all.
Jeanine: That Natalie Prior not only died trying to protect the data that I now have in my possession.
Tris: Because you stole it from her. You killed her for it!
Jeanine: Data that she so selfishly withheld. But her own daughter. Her beloved Divergent Tris is going to be the one to deliver it to me.
Tris: I said stop!
Jeanine: Therefore, your mother’s death, just like your boyfriend’s death, will mean absolutely nothing.
Peter: [after he saves Tris] Hey, Four. Come on. That was pretty good, right? First, I swiped a paralytic from the infirmary. Then I shot her up when she was all freaking out about you. I mean, I told these guys I was pretty smart. Guess they should have listened.
Tris: You’re real.
Four: Yeah, I’m real.
Tris: What are you doing here?
Four: You die, I die.
Peter: Okay, guys, come on. Let’s go, seriously. We can do that later.
Tris: Thank you, Peter.
Peter: Yeah, whatever. Now we’re even, stiff.
Four: You just chose our side, whether you meant to or not. If you want to survive, make sure we do. Let’s go.
Tris: My mom died protecting whatever’s inside of this. I have to open it for her, and I think I know how.
Four: Tris, if we don’t leave now, we’re not going to get out of here.
Tris: I have to do this first. Look, I know it doesn’t make any sense, but you have to trust me, please.
Four: With my life, apparently.
Jeanine: Back again, are we? You’re an even bigger fool than your mother.
Tris: Say whatever you want to me, Jeanine. But I’m not going to fight you.
Jeanine: How very Amity of you.
Tris: I mean it. I’m not going to fight you.
Jeanine: Of course you’re not. You’re going to fight her. The one you really hate.
[Tris sees herself]
Sim Tris: No one’s going to love you, Tris. They’re never even going to miss you. This world will be better off without you. One less Divergent ruining everything. And no one will ever, ever forgive you for what you’ve done.
Tris: You’re wrong. Because I will.
[after Tris has opened the box]
Edith Prior: Hello. I come from outside the wall. Where we have all but destroyed each other. We designed your city as an experiment. We believe it is the only way to recover the humanity we have lost. And we created factions to ensure peace. But we believe there will be those among you who will transcend these factions. These will be the Divergent. They are the true purpose of this experiment. They are vital to humanity’s survival. If you’re watching this now, then at least one of you is proof that our experiment has succeeded. The time has come for you to emerge from your isolation and rejoin us. We’ve allowed you to believe that you’re the last of us. But you’re not. Mankind waits for you, with hope beyond the wall.
Tris: You were wrong about us. We were never the problem. We’re the solution.
Jeanine: Do you honestly think the other factions will stand for this?
Evelyn: Because you’re so popular?
Tris: Everyone’s staring at me.
Four: You changed everything.
Tris: What now?
Four: Only one way to find out. You ready?
Jeanine: It’s been over two hundred years. Who knows what’s out there?
Evelyn: You’ll never find out.
[she shoots Jeanine in the back of the head]
3. Allegiant (2016)
[as they’re climbing the side of a building]
Tris: We’re almost there.
Four: Yeah, I’m right behind you.
Tris: What, are you afraid of heights?
Four: No. Who told you that?
Tris: Sometimes, when I look past the wall, I think that I can see something out there. Do you?
Four: No. I don’t.
Tris: Maybe you need to look harder.
Four: I am looking. I’m just not seeing what you’re seeing.
Tris: When it’s right in front of your face, you will.
Tris: [referring to Evelyn] Put the traitors on trial, close down the gate. It didn’t take her long to make the same mistakes as Jeanine.
Johanna: You should be up there with all the other leaders of the city.
Tris: No, that’s not me. I don’t want to make the rules.
Johanna: Great leaders don’t seek power. They’re called by necessity. The people need you.
Jack Kang: Now there is no doubt, Max, that you helped Jeanine take over Chicago, and exert brutal control over its citizens. So my only question to you is this. Did you feel justified in murdering people in support of her regime?
Max: Absolutely. People are sheep. They need a Shepherd to guide them. And when they resist, they’re slaughtered.
Max: I don’t want to die.
Evelyn: Neither did your sheep.
[Edgar shoots him]
Johanna: [to Evelyn] There was a time I would’ve said, “I leave you in love, not malice.” That time is past.
Evelyn: We need to show a united front, especially since Tris refuses to stand with us.
Four: I’m not going to tell Tris what to do.
Evelyn: Well, you need to try.
Four: Do you really think that you can stop people leaving this city?
Evelyn: The wall’s on total lockdown. My soldiers have orders. No one gets out.
Four: Why did you go to war with Jeanine, if you were just going to become her?
Evelyn: Leaders need to make tough decisions to protect their people. You’ll understand that when you take over for me. I’m doing this for you.
Four: Now might not be the best time to leave.
Tris: I know, but we can’t be here for every fight. And the message said to come out and meet the rest of the world.
Four: And we know absolutely nothing about the people who sent it.
Tris: But aren’t you curious to find out?
Four: What about our home?
Tris: I don’t think our home exists anymore. Maybe the way to help Chicago is going beyond the wall.
Four: And what if there’s nothing out there? What if there is nothing left?
Tris: I can live with that if you’re with me. But I cannot live without trying.
Caleb: You saved me?
Tris: It’s what you do for family.
[as they go past the wall]
Peter: Didn’t exactly send out the welcoming committee for you, stiff.
Tris: Shut up, Peter.
Peter: “Humanity welcomes you with hope.” What humanity?
Caleb: This hole looks radioactive. Or at least it was in the last two hundred years.
Christina: Meaning what exactly?
Peter: Somebody seriously messed up the world.
[as they’re taking shelter from the rain]
Peter: This is fun. I’m glad we did this.
Christina: What if there’s nothing else out there?
Tris: There has to be.
Caleb: I’m scared.
Christina: Yeah. I think that’s a good thing.
Christina: [after decontamination] I’ve never felt so clean in my life.
Peter: That was the best weird shower I’ve ever had. A little cold.
David: But what started as an attempt to erase humanity’s faults, almost erased humanity itself. Genetic modification deepened the rifts between people, and as they got more entrenched, the world began to tear apart. Until humanity crossed a line from which it could never return. In the ashes of civilization, a small group of genetically unmodified individuals established the Bureau of Genetic Welfare here, at Chicago’s O ‘Hare Airport.
Caleb: What’s an airport?
Four: How do they know who we are?
Matthew: The experiment is the entire focus of the Bureau. Our surveillance technology is centuries ahead of anything you’ve known in Chicago. They’ve grown up watching you.
Peter: Nothing creepy about that.
Edgar: [referring to Four] Do you hear what I’m saying? He betrayed you.
Evelyn: No. It’s just love.
Edgar: He’s your son. He should be loyal. I’m loyal.
Evelyn: Yes, you are. So rest up. I need you ready to fight.
Tris: What do you think?
Four: I think they’ve been studying us for two hundred years, and we need to catch up.
Tris: We’re going to give it a chance, right?
Four: Yeah. Of course we are. I wish we were alone.
David: Oh, Tris, I know you. I watched you being born. I saw the love that your mother and father had for you. I watched a little girl have a happy childhood and grow into a courageous young woman capable of making choices.
David: To your people, you are Divergent. To the Council, you are a freak. To me, you are a miracle.
David: Restoring order in Chicago is as important to me as it is to you. It’s the only way to save the Damaged.
Tris: What is the Damaged?
David: The genetic alterations had disastrous consequences. Too brave, and you’re cruel. Too peaceful, and you’re passive. Too smart, and you lose compassion. Like your brother.
Tris: Caleb’s Damaged?
Tris: I mean, Four is Divergent. There’s lots of Divergents.
David: Not Divergent, Tris. Pure. You are genetically Pure. The rest are still Damaged.
David: Damaged. Not as much as Caleb, but Damaged. If we can understand what made you, maybe we can use that knowledge to help the Damaged.
David: Tris, in a moment of need, your mother did something that no one had done before. She volunteered to leave the safety of the Bureau, to enter the experiment herself. She did this because she knew the Damaged were worth saving. She believed in the experiment so much, she was willing to be a part of it. If I can show the Council your miracle can be replicated, then her life’s work is complete. The Council will be forced to look at every human being, no matter where they were born, as worthy of life. Help me. You saved a city. Help me save the world.
Tris: This separation, I don’t like it.
David: I agree. And in time, that won’t be necessary. But, Tris, I don’t know who told you that being different was a bad thing. Because I know it wasn’t your mother.
Peter: Wait, what? Hold on. I just escaped from Chicago. Now you’re saying I got to sit here and watch it for the rest of my life? With Caleb?
Regina: Perhaps you’d prefer to be banished to the Fringe?
Caleb: Wow, this surveillance technology’s incredible. Whoever created this is a genius.
Regina: Well, thank you. It was a labor of love.
Peter: [pretends to sneeze] A** kisser.
[as they’re assigned to the military]
Christina: Just like old times at Dauntless, huh?
Four: Except there’s nothing old about any of this.
Evelyn: The Allegiant? That’s what you’re calling yourselves?
Johanna: Amity just doesn’t seem appropriate anymore.
Evelyn: So what exactly are you allegiant to? The faction system?
Johanna: The factions kept Chicago peaceful for a long time.
Evelyn: Well, I wouldn’t know about that because I was forced out of my faction. I gave up my life, my child, everything.
Johanna: I understand your anger, Evelyn, I do. But the way forward…
Evelyn: The way forward has already begun.
Four: You know, I found out why I can’t go upstairs? I’m Damaged, and you’re Pure.
Tris: I know.
Four: You know. When were you going to tell me?
Tris: I don’t know. I guess I didn’t think that it mattered.
Four: Why doesn’t it matter?
Tris: Because it doesn’t make a difference if you’re Pure, or if you’re Damaged. You’re still the same person to me.
Peter: [to Caleb] It’s called soap. You should try it.
Peter: What’s up, stiff? You lost?
Tris: I wanted to see Four. David and I are leaving for Providence.
Peter: On a first name basis with the director, huh? You work fast.
Caleb: Peter, can you leave her alone?
Tris: I don’t need you to defend me.
Four: This is not a humanitarian mission. We’re not saving kids. We’re stealing them.
Nita: This is what we do. Now you know. David takes them out from here, wipes their memories with the gas, and raises them in the Bureau.
Four: If you take away what they know, then you take away who they are.
Nita: Yeah. I think that’s the point.
Four: Tris, this is not the place that we thought it was.
David: If you had enough to save one person, and your choice was between a healthy child, or a sick old man, who would you choose?
Four: I wouldn’t choose.
David: Good. Now they’re both dead.
Four: Tris, we’re going back to Chicago. We should never have left.
Tris: No, we have to wait.
Four: No, we’ve been waiting, okay? David is not the person that you think he is.
Tris: Four, you know nothing about David. You’ve no idea what we’ve been working on up here.
Four: What have you been working on? Do you have any idea what is going on out there?
Tris: Yes, of course I do.
Four: Tris, I want you to listen to me.
Four: You’re coming with me.
Tris: I have to go.
Four: You’re making a mistake.
Matthew: David never wanted you to see what you saw out on the Fringe. He keeps tight control. Nothing happens without his approval. And his ship is the only one that can fly through the camo wall.
Four: Why are you telling me this?
Matthew: We’re not taking you to Chicago.
Sarah: This must all come as quite a shock to you, Miss Prior, finding out that you’re Pure.
Tris: Pure. I’m not even sure what that’s supposed to mean. But, yes, it is shocking to me. Shocking that the more I learn about the past, the more I feel like you’re all making the same mistakes over and over again.
Tris: Human beings can not be categorized in this way. It doesn’t work. Maybe it’s time to start embracing everyone instead of dividing them into groups, regardless of whether they’re Pure, or they’re Damaged.
Phillip: That isn’t what we’re here to discuss.
Tris: Well, it should be! Look, I know that all of this is just an experiment to you, but these people in Chicago are real. And they are in a war right now because of divisions that you created, and you are doing nothing to help them.
David: I am doing something. I’m bringing back the factions.
Tris: What? Why?
David: I hoped the Allegiant would take care of the problem for me. The factions work, Tris. They keep the peace. They created you.
Tris: I never should’ve trusted you.
David: You want change with no sacrifice. You want peace with no struggle. The world doesn’t work like that.
[after Matthew helps Four to escape to Chicago]
Four: What about Tris?
Matthew: As long as she stays in the Bureau, she’s safe. She’s too valuable to him.
Four: I’ll need a head start. So when David asks, I want you to tell him that I left you behind. Okay?
Four: Because then Tris will know you’re lying.
Tris: Four would never leave anyone behind at the crash site.
Matthew: Yeah. He told me you would say that. Four is trying to make his way back to Chicago.
Peter: I didn’t think that you knew my name.
David: I know all of the important people from Chicago.
Peter: Really? Well, if I’m so important, then why did you give me such a terrible job?
David: We all have to make sacrifices.
Peter: I don’t see you making any.
David: Peter, I need help with something in Chicago.
Peter: What’s in it for me?
David: Well, if you do well, you can have any job you want. Except mine.
[referring to the amnesia gas]
Evelyn: What is it?
Peter: Try it out. You’ll see. Just don’t try it on anyone you like.
Four: You have no idea what you’re up against. Johanna is not the issue.
Evelyn: Look, I know you’re angry at me, and I understand that. I’m just, I never meant… This is hard for me too. I don’t want to have to keep you in here.
Four: Then let me out.
Evelyn: I can’t. I have responsibilities. One day you’ll understand that, but right now, I need you to stay here. I’m going to finish this. One way or another.
Four: How are you going to finish this?!
Tris: You know, it’s really funny, David. You’ve been watching me for years and you don’t know anything about me. You’re wiping the memories of everyone in Chicago, aren’t you?
David: Alright, no.
Tris: You were never supporting the Allegiant.
David: These people treated you terribly. They killed your parents!
Tris: Four is there!
David: Four. Yes. Yes. Four is there. But he’s Damaged, just like the rest of them.
David: Where are you going?
Tris: I’m taking your ship, and I’m not coming back.
David: You can’t fly.
Tris: Watch me.
Christina: [as she sits on Caleb’s lap] Hands to yourself, or I throw you out.
Tris: [after rescueing Four] Hey, I’m sorry. I never should have trusted him.
Four: You were doing what you thought was right.
Tris: I love you.
Evelyn: [to Four] I didn’t want to do this, but I have to. I’m the only one who knows how to save Chicago. I was right to close the gate, but no one listened. No one! Not even you. The Allegiant brought this on themselves.
Tris: Evelyn, that serum is not just going to wipe the memories of the Allegiant. It’s going to do it to the whole city.
Tris: Whatever they told you was a lie.
Peter: [after he’s shot Evelyn] That’s why you pick a guy like me for a job like this.
Four: I will find you, Peter.
David: [to Tris] This is foolish. Just stop. I made you. You might as well be my child. Which is what you’re acting like. A spoiled child.
David: It’s over, Tris.
Tris: You’re right, David. It is over.
[she destroys the gas dispersion hub]
Computer: Serum release halted.
Caleb: How’s that for Damaged?
Tris: We did it.
Caleb: It’s what you do for family.
Tris: My name is Tris Prior. And I’m here to reveal the truth. There are others who exist on this planet. They do not view us as equals. They call themselves the Pure, and they call us the Damaged. They created a wall to divide us from their world, and factions to divide us from each other. We were their experiment and it almost destroyed us. They tried to make us forget who we are, and where we’re from, but they did not succeed. So here we stand. Together. Not as five factions, but as one city. And we’re going to tear down their wall.
[waiting by the camoflage wall]
Peter: I want the penthouse! Yeah! That’s right! Or a room in that really cool upstairs area. Okay, look, I’ll even take my old bunk back. Just come on and open the damn door! Please!
Tris: You’ve seen us. And now, we see you. To those of you beyond the wall, hear me loud and clear, because I know you’re listening. Chicago is not your experiment. It is our home. And it always will be.