Pretty Quotes

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Lilith Saintcrow
“Better to be strong than pretty and useless.”
Lilith Saintcrow, Strange Angels

Suzanne Collins
“Really, the combination of the scabs and the ointment looks hideous. I can't help enjoying his distress.
"Poor Finnick. Is this the first time in your life you haven't looked pretty?" I say.
"It must be. The sensation's completely new. How have you managed it all these years?" he asks.
"Just avoid mirrors. You'll forget about it," I say.
"Not if I keep looking at you," he says.”
Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

Veronica Roth
“Who cares about pretty? I'm going for noticeable.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

Ishmael Beah
“Some nights the sky wept stars that quickly floated and disappeared into the darkness before our wishes could meet them. ”
Ishmael Beah, A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

Sarah Dessen
“I don't know. Just because someone's pretty doesn't mean she's decent. Or vice versa. I'm not into appearances. I like flaws, I think they make things interesting.”
Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

Jess C. Scott
“What's the whole point of being pretty on the outside when you’re so ugly on the inside?”
Jess C. Scott, I'm Pretty

Maggie Stiefvater
“I don't care to be pretty," Blue shot back hotly, "I care to look on the outside like I look on the inside.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven King

Louis Tomlinson
“When I was growing up we didn't have a massive house and there were five women running around, so my dad and I had to stick together!”
Louis Tomlinson, Dare to Dream: Life as One Direction

J. Cornell Michel
“The pretty ones are usually unhappy. They expect everyone to be enamored of their beauty. How can a person be content when their happiness lies in someone else's hands, ready to be crushed at any moment? Ordinary-looking people are far superior, because they are forced to actually work hard to achieve their goals, instead of expecting people to fall all over themselves to help them.”
J. Cornell Michel, Jordan's Brains: A Zombie Evolution

“Oh, he did look like a deity – the perfect balance of danger and charm, he was at the same time fascinating and inaccessible, distant because of his demonstrated flawlessness, and possessing such strength of character that he was dismaying and at the same time utterly attractive in an enticing and forbidden way.”
Simona Panova, Nightmarish Sacrifice

Daniel     Black
“Big don't mean ugly, and thin sho don't mean pretty. If a person wants to be pretty, they gotta walk pretty, talk pretty and act pretty. Can't nobody take pretty from you.”
Daniel Black, Perfect Peace

Chaim Potok
“It's not a pretty world, Papa.'
'I've noticed,' my father said softly.”
Chaim Potok, My Name Is Asher Lev

Charles Dickens
“She had curiously thoughtful and attentive eyes; eyes that were very pretty and very good.”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Nora Roberts
“Don't you want me to kiss you goodbye, sweetie?"
"Kiss a cow farm boy”
Nora Roberts

Rainer Maria Rilke
“Rose, oh pure contradiction, joy
of being No-one's sleep under so many
Rainer Maria Rilke, The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke

Rachel Van Dyken
“Sometimes I wonder if we ever truly let anyone completely in. The desire for another human being to know you, all of you, all the pieces, even the ones you’re ashamed of — is huge. But too often, we sit down and sort through the pieces only picking out the pretty ones, leaving the ugly ones behind, not realizing that choosing not to share with someone else is like committing a crime against our very soul”
Rachel Van Dyken, Toxic

Emme Rollins
“Every bride is beautiful. It’s like newborn babies or puppies. They can’t help it.”
Emme Rollins, Dear Rockstar

L.M. Montgomery
“But I'd rather look like you than be pretty," she told Anne sincerely.

Anne laughed, sipped honey from the tribute, and cast away the sting.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

Koushun Takami
“Nice jewelry and a boys corpse. Oh you're so pretty.”
Koushun Takami, Battle Royale

Rainer Maria Rilke
“So it's back once more, back up the slope.
Why do they always ruin my rope
with their cuts?
I felt so ready the other day,
Had a real foretaste of eternity
In my guts.

Spoonfeeding me yet another sip
from life's cup.
I don't want it, won't take any more of it.
Let me throw up.

Life is medium rare and good, I see,
And the world full of soup and bread,
But it won't pass into the blood for me,
Just goes to my head.

It makes me ill, though others it feeds;
Do see that I must deny it!
For a thousand years from now at least
I'm keeping a diet.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, The Best of Rilke: 72 Form-true Verse Translations with Facing Originals, Commentary and Compact Biography

Elizabeth Gaskell
“She stood by the tea-table in a light-coloured muslin gown, which had a good deal of pink about it. She looked as if she was not attending to the conversation, but solely busy with the tea-cups, among which her round ivory hands moved with pretty, noiseless, daintiness.”
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

Louisa May Alcott
“Where's the use of looking nice, when no one sees me but those cross midgets, and no one cares whether I'm pretty or not?”
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Gary Shteyngart
“You could drown a kitten in her blue eyes.”
Gary Shteyngart, Super Sad True Love Story

Daniel Handler
“They say that when you’re really in love, the world becomes gossamer and gorgeous, but in my experience the world gets grimy, and the love object is in stark relief from the surroundings. This is love, a pretty thing on an ugly street.”
Daniel Handler, Adverbs

Daphne du Maurier
“Why, he wondered, should he remember her suddenly, on such a day, watching the rain falling on the apple trees?”
Daphne du Maurier

Adriana Trigiani
“Having a purpose is the little secret of the nonpretties. Something to do always beats something to look at.”
Adriana Trigiani, Big Stone Gap

Ellen Hopkins

That's what I am, I guess.
I mean, people have been telling
me that's what I am since
I was two. Maybe younger.


as a picture. (Who wants
to be a cliché?) Pretty as
an angel. (Can you see them?)
Pretty as a butterfly. (But


that really just a glam bug?)
Cliché, invisible, or insectlike,
I grew up knowing I was
pretty and believing everything


about me had to do with how
I looked. The mirror was my best
friend. Until it started telling
me I wasn't really pretty

Ellen Hopkins

Scott Westerfeld
“That's the worst thing they do to you, to any of you. Whatever those brain lesions are all about, the worst damage is done before they even pick up the knife: You're all brainwashed into believing you're ugly.”
Scott Westerfeld, Uglies

C.M. Waggoner
“Prettiness is lent to you by youth; attractiveness is purchased with experience.”
C.M. Waggoner, Unnatural Magic

Katherine Dunn
“Like colors or a spring tree against that kind ofblue sky that pulls your heart out through your eyes. Pretty things will swarm you like that, like your heart was a hive of electric bees.”
Katherine Dunn, Geek Love

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