30+ quotes from Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Quotes from Uglies

Scott Westerfeld ·  425 pages

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“What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Uglies


“Perhaps the logical conclusion of everyone looking the same is everyone thinking the same.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Uglies


“When she awoke, the world was on fire.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Uglies


“You're insane!" she shouted.
"Pretty cool, huh?"
"No!"Tally yelled. "Why didn't you tell me it was broken?"
Shay shrugged. "More fun that way?"
"More fun?" Her heart beating fast,her vision strangely clear. She was full of anger and relief and...joy.
"Well, kind of. But you suck!”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Uglies


“Shay sometimes talked in a mysterious way, like she was quoting the lyrics of some band no one else listened to.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Uglies


“We're not freaks, Tally. We're normal. We may not be gorgeous, but at least we're not hyped-up Barbie dolls.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Uglies


“Tally smiled. At least she was causing trouble to the end. "I'm Tally Youngblood," she said. "make me pretty.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Uglies


“The early summer sky was the color of cat vomit.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Uglies


“Maybe they didn't want you to realize that every civilization has its weakness. There's always one thing we depend on. And if someone takes it away all that's left is some story in a history class.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Uglies


“Her only way home was to betray her friend.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Uglies


“Your personality - the real you inside - was the price of beauty.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Uglies


“I spilled more times than a glass of milk on a roller coaster.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Uglies


“Your father always suspected that being pretty-minded is simply the natural state for most people. They want to be vapid and lazy and vain—Maddy glanced at Tally—and selfish. It only takes a twist to lock in that part of their personalities. He always thought that some people could think their way out of it.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Uglies


“It's not the traveling that takes courage Tally. I've done much longer trips on my own. It's leaving home.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Uglies


“In a world of extreme beauty, anyone normal is ugly.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Uglies


“The flowers were so beautiful, so delicate and unthreatening, but they choked everything around them.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Uglies


“That's how things were out here in the wild, she was learning. Dangerous or beautiful. Or both.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Uglies


“Yes. What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Uglies


“The very idea of making shoes by hand boggled her mind.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Uglies


“Now,young lady,I suppose you're here for a work assignment."
Work?" Tally said.
They both looked down at her puzzled expression, and Shay burst into laughter.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Uglies


“Out here, you find out that the city fools you about how things really work.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Uglies


“Tally sighed, tipping her feet again to follow. "Maybe that's because they have better stuff to do than kid tricks. Maybe partying in town is better than hanging out in a bunch of old ruins."
Shay's eyes flashed. "Or maybe when they do the operation-when they grind and stretch your bones to the right shape, peel off your face and rub all your skin away, and stick in plastic cheekbones so you look like everyone else-maybe after going through all that you just aren't very interesting anymore.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Uglies


“...I want those perfect eyes and lips, and for everyone to look at me and gasp. And for everyone who sees me to think Who's that? and want to get to know me, and listen to what I say."
"I'd rather have something to say.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Uglies


“The lie took form as she spoke, pulling on as many strands of truth as it could reach.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Uglies


“Doing what you're supposed to do is always boring. I can't imagine anything worse than being required to have fun.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Uglies


“Didn't this beat everything? A pretty and an ugly taking a stroll together. The warden came closer, confusion all over his middle-pretty face.
Tally smiled. At least she was causing trouble to the end.
"I'm Tally Youngblood," she said. "Make me pretty.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Uglies


“But you weren't born expecting that kind of beauty in everyone, all the time. You just got programmed into thinking anything else is ugly.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Uglies


“The early summer sky was the color of cat vomit. Of course, Tally thought, you’d have to feed your cat only salmon-flavored cat food for a while, to get the pinks right.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Uglies


“She thought of the orchids spreading across the plains below, choking the life out of other plants, out of the soil itself, selfish and unstoppable. Tally Youngblood was a weed. And, unlike the orchids, she wasn't even a pretty one.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Uglies


“However stupid the choice seemed, Shay had made it with her eyes open, and had respected Tally's choice to stay.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Uglies


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