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Shay Quotes

Eight of the best book quotes from Shay
  1. #1
    “Making ourselves feel ugly is not fun.”
  2. #2
    “You don’t believe all that crap, do you—that there’s only one way to look, and everyone’s programmed to agree on it?”
  3. #3
    “I read that the real Cleopatra wasn’t even that great-looking. She seduced everyone with how clever she was.”
  4. #4
    “You’re still yourself on the inside, Shay. But when you’re pretty, people pay more attention.”
  5. #5
    “We don’t have to look like everyone else, Tally, and act like everyone else. We’ve got a choice. We can grow up any way we want.”
  6. #6
    “But it’s a trick, Tally. You’ve only seen pretty faces your whole life. Your parents, your teachers, everyone over sixteen. 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.”
  7. #7
    “It’s about becoming what I want to become. Not what some surgical committee thinks I should.”
  8. #8
    “The weird thing is, these are famous people. They’re sports stars, actors, artists. The men with stringy hair are musicians, I think. The really ugly ones are politicians, and someone told me the fatties are mostly comedians.”