The ground beneath me changes. Grass rises from the concrete and sways in a wind I cannot feel. A green sky replaces the exposed pipes above me. I listen for the birds and feel my fear as a distant thing, a hammering heart and a squeezed chest, but not something that exists in my mind. Tobias told me to figure out what this simulation means. He was right; it isn’t about the birds. It’s about control. Wings flap next to my ear, and the crow’s talons dig into my shoulder. This time, I do not hit the bird as hard as I can. I crouch, listening to the thunder of wings behind me, and run my hand through the grass, just above the ground. What combats powerlessness? Power.
Shane West at Love Line | April 8, 2014.
"Don’t start acting because it is the cool thing to do or because you want to be famous. Start acting if you feel that is what’s right for you. Start acting if you believe in your heart that you are a good actor.”
Shailene Woodley at the Spanish premiere of Divergent | April 3rd 2014