The Selection Quotes

Kiera Cass
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I just want you to try. And if you go, then you go. And if you don’t, then at least I don’t have to beat myself up for holding you back.
-- Aspen (Chapter 2 paragraph 21)

Importance: This quote from Aspen gives America her motivation to apply for the Selection. Their difference in class is going to be an issue, and Aspen does not want her to think that she might have had a different life if she marries down to be his wife.

There wasn’t a trace of sarcasm. This thing that seemed like little more than a game show to me was his only chance for happiness.
-- Narrator (Chapter 10 paragraph 115)

Importance: America realizes that Prince Maxon is a person from a different culture, and by understanding his feelings, she identifies herself with his situation and pities him. This is the foundation of the bond between the two of them.

You’re busy all day, what...
-- America Singer (Chapter 11 paragraph 130)

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