Uglies Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Uglies
  1. #1
    ″... the Pretty Committee was a global institution that made sure pretties were all more or less the same. It would ruin the whole point of the operation if the people from one city wound up prettier than everyone else.”
  2. #2
    “Making ourselves feel ugly is not fun.”
  3. #3
    “There was something magic in their large and perfect eyes, something that made you want to pay attention to whatever they said, to protect them from any danger, to make them happy. They were so...pretty.”
  4. #4
    “I don’t want to be ugly all my life. 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.”
  5. #5
    “We always have choices, Tally. You’ve made yours.”
  6. #6
    “But the moonlight and the setting, or maybe just the words he was saying, had somehow turned David into a pretty. Just for a moment.”
  1. #7
    “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?”
  2. #8
    “Listen, Tally. That’s not what’s important to me. What’s inside you matters a lot more.”
  3. #9
    “So what if people look more alike now? It’s the only way to make people equal.”
  4. #10
    “I read that the real Cleopatra wasn’t even that great-looking. She seduced everyone with how clever she was.”
  5. #11
    “Then I’ll make you a promise too, Tally Youngblood. Until you do help us, to the very best of your ability, you will never be pretty.”
  6. #12
    “You’re still yourself on the inside, Shay. But when you’re pretty, people pay more attention.”

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  1. #13
    “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.”
  2. #14
    “They don’t want people to know what it was like before the operation. They want to keep you hating yourselves. Otherwise, it’s too easy to get used to ugly faces, normal faces.”
  3. #15
    “Maybe just being ugly is why uglies always fight and pick on one another, because they aren’t happy with who they are. Well, I want to be happy, and looking like a real person is the first step.”
  4. #16
    “If only people were smarter, evolved enough to treat everyone the same even if they looked different.”
  5. #17
    “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. #18
    “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. #19
    “It’s about becoming what I want to become. Not what some surgical committee thinks I should.”
  8. #20
    “She took it, running her fingers over the flesh. It was as rough as the wood grain of the table in the dining hall, the skin along his thumb as hard and dry as leather cracking with age. No wonder he could work all day and not complain.”
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