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  • If you see everything through hovercams and feed stories, you wind up blind to what's right in front of you.
    (Scott Westerfeld, "Extras")

  • It didn't matter what you looked like. It was how you carried yourself, how you saw yourself.
    (Scott Westerfeld, "Specials")

  • 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")

  • Okay... That's still blind-making.
    (Scott Westerfeld, "Extras")


  • It doesn't take much convincing to make someone believe they're better than everyone else.
    (Scott Westerfeld, "Specials")

  • 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")

  • You see, freedom has a way of destroying things.
    (Scott Westerfeld, "Extras")

  • Listen, you bubblehead-up-until-five-minutes-ago...
    (Scott Westerfeld, "Specials")

  • 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")

  • And the worst thing was, there were no mirrors out there in the wild, so the princess was left wondering whether she in fact was still beautiful... or if the fall had changed the story completely.
    (Scott Westerfeld, "Pretties")

  • She carried a knife inside of herself now, one that was always cutting her. She could feel it every time she swallowed, every time her thoughts strayed from the splendor of the wild.
    (Scott Westerfeld, "Specials")

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


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