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Scott Westerfeld’s “Uglies” Quotes (28 Quotes)


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  • Her only way home was to betray her friend.
    (Scott Westerfeld, "Uglies")

  • The flowers were so beautiful, so delicate and unthreatening, but they choked everything around them.
    (Scott Westerfeld, "Uglies")

  • However stupid the choice seemed, Shay had made it with her eyes open, and had respected Tally's choice to stay.
    (Scott Westerfeld, "Uglies")

  • The lie took form as she spoke, pulling on as many strands of truth as it could reach.
    (Scott Westerfeld, "Uglies")

  • I spilled more times than a glass of milk on a roller coaster.
    (Scott Westerfeld, "Uglies")


  • The Rusty Ruins were the remains of an old city, a hulking reminder of back when there'd been way too many people, and everyone was incredibly stupid. And ugly.
    (Scott Westerfeld, "Uglies")

  • In a world of extreme beauty, anyone normal is ugly.
    (Scott Westerfeld, "Uglies")

  • The very idea of making shoes by hand boggled her mind.
    (Scott Westerfeld, "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, "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, "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, "Uglies")

  • What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful.
    (Scott Westerfeld, "Uglies")

  • Nature, at least, didn't need an operation to be beautiful. It just was.
    (Scott Westerfeld, "Uglies")

  • When she awoke, the world was on fire.
    (Scott Westerfeld, "Uglies")

  • 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 everybody else- maybe after going through all that you just aren't very interesting anymore. -Shay, Uglies
    (Scott Westerfeld, "Uglies")


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