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by Scott Westerfeld

Uglies Quotes

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Appearance Quotes

There was a certain kind of beauty, a prettiness that everyone could see. Big eyes and full lips like a kid's; smooth, clear skin; symmetrical features; and a thousand other little clues. Somewhere...

Friendship Quotes

Losing your best friend sucks, even if it's only for three months and two days. (1.3)

Society and Class Quotes

Even when she and Peris used to spy on them from the shadows, giggling at all the stupid things the pretties said and did, they couldn't resist staring. There was something magic in their large and...

Man and the Natural World Quotes

The forest to either side was a black void full of wild and ancient trees, nothing like the generic carbon-dioxide suckers that decorated the city. (7.33)

Betrayal Quotes

Finally, Shay said the words Tally had been thinking. "I'm going to lose you, aren't I?""You're the one who's running away." (11.75-6)

Memory and the Past Quotes

Tally thought of Peris, and tried to remember the way he used to look back when he was Nose. Somehow, she couldn't recall his ugly face anymore. As if those few minutes of seeing him pretty had wip...

Identity Quotes

Shay didn't look, just shrugged. "That's not me. It's some committee's idea of me." (5.73)

Coming of Age Quotes

"I'm not afraid of looking the way I do, Tally.""Maybe not, but you are afraid of growing up!" (10.81-2)

Freedom and Confinement Quotes

"But you know, we haven't totally gotten away yet," Shay said. "Next time you're going to pull a fire alarm, let me know ahead of time.""Sorry about getting you trapped here." (3.71-2)

Technology and Modernization Quotes

She sighed, closing her eyes. Without an interface ring, she was nobody. The elevator wouldn't listen. (2.31)

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