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Title: Favorite Uglies quotes?
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 06, 2013, 10:33:10 AM
I have made a list (SPOILER ALERT: MANY ARE FROM THE ENDS):

UGLIES

"This whole game is just designed to make us hate ourselves."
-Shay

"What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful."
-David

"We don't want to hurt you, but we will if we have to."
-every Special ever

"Your father's not pretty, David. He's dead."
-Maddy

"I'm Tally Youngblood. Make me pretty."

"Of course a hoverboard. What is it about those things and miscreants?"
-Dr. Cable

THE SMOKE LIVES

"I can't imagine anything worse than being required to have fun."
-Shay

"You're all brainwashed into believing you're ugly."
-David

"You can die ugly for all I care."
-Dr. Cable

Pretties

"You didn't change your mind. The operation did."
-Zane

"Humanity is a disease, a cancer on the body of the world."
-Dr. Cable

"I love you."
-Zane (to Tally)

"Hey, this is dehydrated food of the gods, okay?"
-Tally

"Pretty? Think again. I'm Tally Youngblood. My mind is very ugly. And I'm taking you car."

"I never would have left you alone in there, Tally."
-David

"You're just staying with [Zane] because he's pretty."
"No. it's because I love him."
-David and Tally

"Get your ugly face out of here!"
-Tally

"Just because it's human nature doesn't make it bad, Tally."
-Zane

"Face it, Tally-wa, you're Special."
-Shay/ strange dream dragon

Specials

"Sure, it's not fair. But that doesn't make it your fault, Tally."
-Shay

"But maybe I thought love might make a difference. Well, Tally-wa, did it make Zane special for you?"
-Shay

"What is it that you're not feeling, that you have to do that?"
-Zane

"Do I still challenge the gods? Yes, I still challenge them."
-Tally

"That's what's amazing about you, Tally - even Dr. Cable and her surgeons don't stand a chance against your ego."
-Shay

"Listen, Tally. When David saw how beautiful you were, he took on five million years of evolution. He saw past your imperfect skin and asymmetry and everything else our genes select against. And now you can't even look at me just because I'm shaking a little?"
-Zane

"It doesn't take much convincing to make someone believe they're better than everyone else."
-Shay

They couldn't see how maddening death was, how colossally pointless in every way.

"Nothing, David. You just took on five million years of evolution again."
-Tally

Freedom has a way of destroying things.
-Tally, in her manifesto

Extras

"I'm not trying to be mysterious. It's just working out that way."
-Aya

"You like me, don't you?"
"Was I being too subtle?"
-Aya and Frizz

"Fame is radically stupid, that's all. So I want to try something else."
-Aya

"Being crim can change the world."

"I guess sometimes you have to lie to find the truth."
-Frizz

"Governments have been taken down before, after all. By me."
-Tally

"I know what it's like to be manipulated, Aya-la. And I know what it's like to be in danger. While your city was building you mansions to live in, my friends and I have been protecting this planet. We've spilled more blood than you have flowing in your veins. So don't try to make me feel guilty!"
-Tally

"I'd rather be here with you than anywhere else."
-Frizz

"The last time I kissed someone, I wound up watching him die."
-Tally

Sorry about the extensive list. I've been wanting to get that out there...
Anyway, these are my top 10 out of each book, but I know there are tons more! Please feel free to post more Uglies quotes and favorites.
P.S. Has anyone else noticed that Tally announces "I'm Tally Youngblood" a lot? Like, "I'm Tally Youngblood. Make me pretty." and "Pretty? Think again. I'm Tally Youngblood." and I'm pretty sure she said that in Extras, too. If not, Frizz did: "That this is Tally Youngblood."
Title: Re: Favorite Uglies quotes?
Post by: Straif on June 06, 2013, 01:51:50 PM
"The last time I kissed someone, I wound up watching him die."
-Tally

I have used this qoute in real life. Got an interesting reaction from the girl I said it too...
Title: Re: Favorite Uglies quotes?
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 06, 2013, 11:18:44 PM
 :o
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Post by: Straif on June 07, 2013, 04:41:45 AM
She was an Uglies fan XD. Her reaction was to squeal and start a deep conversation about the right way to take out a Special. We decided that direct impact from an M12 FAV would do it.
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Post by: Luna Lovegood on June 07, 2013, 07:03:42 AM
The Sky was the color of cat puke- Uglies.
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 07, 2013, 08:29:43 AM
That is a good one!  ;)
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 09, 2013, 07:02:58 AM
They really are very quotable. I do so frequently  :D
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Post by: Luna Lovegood on June 09, 2013, 02:51:22 PM
I didn't have my book, I pulled it from memory, and I've only read the book once. . .
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Post by: Reenie-La on June 09, 2013, 03:03:31 PM
The Sky was the color of cat puke- Uglies.

I started my college essay that way and let's just say...I didn't get in :(
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Post by: Luna Lovegood on June 09, 2013, 03:12:44 PM
oh, yeah, they wouldn't like something like that.
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Post by: Reenie-La on June 09, 2013, 03:16:46 PM
oh, yeah, they wouldn't like something like that.

Well, I was unaware and oh well, doesn't matter now. *shrugs*
Title: Re: Favorite Uglies quotes?
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 09, 2013, 03:19:12 PM
The Sky was the color of cat puke- Uglies.

I started my college essay that way and let's just say...I didn't get in :(
Um... Where were you going with the essay   :o
Title: Re: Favorite Uglies quotes?
Post by: Luna Lovegood on June 09, 2013, 03:24:17 PM
College people don't like emotion in papers, unfortunately  :(
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Post by: Reenie-La on June 09, 2013, 04:00:41 PM
The Sky was the color of cat puke- Uglies.

I started my college essay that way and let's just say...I didn't get in :(
Um... Where were you going with the essay   :o

The application asked for a work of literature or media that had impacted the way I view the world, I used Uglies.
Title: Re: Favorite Uglies quotes?
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 09, 2013, 11:06:02 PM
Okay ;D
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Post by: Yone on June 13, 2013, 05:05:43 AM
One more quote, from uglies. Its a re-translation from the german book, so it could be a littel wrong

,,Maybe you should not understand, that every civilization has her weaknesses. There is allways somthing, what we depending.
And if someone remove that, remains nothing more than a lesson for the historyteaching."
- David in UGLIES

Thats so true.
Title: Re: Favorite Uglies quotes?
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 13, 2013, 06:28:46 AM
In the English book it's:
"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."

But yeah! Great quotes! Uglies is so very quotable...
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Post by: Soph-la on June 30, 2013, 04:03:07 PM
Man all of the good quotes are taken. :-\
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on June 30, 2013, 04:06:06 PM
Pretty much the whole book is one big good quote... ;D Scott-la is such an amazing author!
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Post by: haley-wa on July 01, 2013, 04:50:58 AM
I wanna get THE SMOKE LIVES tattooed 
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Post by: Yone on July 06, 2013, 09:11:24 PM
I wanna get THE SMOKE LIVES tattooed 

A flash tattoe? ;D
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Post by: haley-wa on July 08, 2013, 11:38:45 AM
I wanna get THE SMOKE LIVES tattooed 

A flash tattoe? ;D
Not on Mah face!
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on July 08, 2013, 11:43:45 AM
How would that even work? Would the letters spin around?
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Post by: haley-wa on July 12, 2013, 04:26:34 AM
you know how the Harry Potter newspapers letters move around? yeah like that
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Post by: graciousserendipity on July 17, 2013, 01:39:54 PM
1 of my fave quotes is in Pretties, when Tally realizes that tricky-enough uglies become Specials. Don't remember the whole scene's quote; could someone write it all out? Thanks.
Tally to Dr. Cable: You were tricky.
Another fave is in Extras, with Tally to Aya: Because sometimes we love each other. And sometimes we hate each other.
Write that one out too, please.
Title: Re: Favorite Uglies quotes?
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on July 17, 2013, 01:52:08 PM
It's long... But it's on page 127, I think.
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Post by: graciousserendipity on July 17, 2013, 02:16:43 PM
I don't have the novels anymore.  :'( I need u to look on page 127 and the Extras book for me.  :D Thanks.
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on July 17, 2013, 02:23:59 PM
Will do tomorrow!
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Post by: graciousserendipity on July 18, 2013, 04:34:26 PM
Thanks for the Pretties quote. :) can someone put in the full Extras quote I wanted, too?
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on July 19, 2013, 01:25:09 AM
That was actually to Frizz, not to Aya:

Frizz frowned, and Aya felt a radically honest moment coming on.
"You and Shay are logic-missing," he said. "Sometimes you're like best friends, and other times you seem to hate each other."
"Maybe that's because sometimes we're best friends," Tally said. "And other times we hate each other."
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Post by: graciousserendipity on July 21, 2013, 02:34:55 AM
Probably 1 of my last fave quotes is in Shay's Story. It's by Shay: "This whole game is just designed to make us hate ourselves."
This Quote Question: Do u think, even though it's in the manga and not the Uglies book, that it would be good to put this quote in the Uglies movie for the non-readers to understand the concept better?
Personally, I think it would be a great quote for the movie, in a scene when Shay is trying to convince Tally to go to the Smoke with her.

Other Question: Do u think that Pretties quote, with Tally figuring out that Dr. Cable had been tricky, would be good in the Pretties movie (if there is a movie), for non-readers understanding the concept of book again? Once more, personally like it for movie.
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on July 21, 2013, 02:42:04 AM
Shay actually did say that in the book, there was just a little more emphasis on it in Shay's Story. I, personally, want all of the quotes to be in the movie. But,  alas, that is not possible. I definitely want "This whole game is just designed to make us hate ourselves" and "What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful" and the scene when Tally finds out that Cable was tricky and Zane's speech to Special Tally. Again, though, it'd be best if they'd just follow the book to the letter ::) It would also be pretty bad if they misquoted the book. Like in Lord of the Rings, "you shall not pass" is actually "you cannot pass" in the book. Except it would be worse in Uglies, because every single word is absolutely perfect and changing even a letter of it would be corruptive.
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Post by: graciousserendipity on July 21, 2013, 04:55:44 AM
U definitely r obessessed with how good it will be from book-to-movie. Well, I can understand that. I really loved the 5th Harry Potter book, like with Harry teaching "Dumbledore's Army", when the Weasley twins left Hogwarts, creating havoc and terrifying Umbridge in their escape, and the ending battle, especially before the Order arrived to help the kids. But when it became a movie, I was really disappointed, especially on my fave parts, and how they changed it to Cho revealing everything, but I guess at least that would have been better to be put in the book than her friend being the tattle-tale. Anyway, I was just sad, but it's hard to put a novel of about 1,000 pages perfectly, or at least meeting ur high standards, onto the screen. The 6th movie kinda disappointed me, too. The producers considered having those movies being made into 2 parts each, like the 7th, to add more in. I wish they had, but then there would probably be too many Harry Potter movies.
Like u, I hope they do an excellent job for the Uglies movie. I have high standards for it, too, as I absolutely loved the novel and have waited so long for big-screen time! I especially want a good job with both how the hoverboards/flying on them and how the "Rusty ruins" (definitely the broken roller coaster) look. I want them to include Tally meeting the Native American tribe while going off to the Smoke as well, 'cause I just liked her finding them and being treated like a goddess.
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on July 21, 2013, 05:08:54 AM
For some reason, I really want them to get what riding on the hoverboard looks like right. Maybe because that was actually described in the book...
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Post by: Smileedimpleface on July 21, 2013, 06:55:07 AM
I'd rather have Uglies as a show than a movie even though the cost of production would be too expensive. There's just too much important details that can't be covered in two hours and I'm very detail-oriented. Plus, the characters and events would develop more naturally.
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on July 21, 2013, 07:19:54 AM
Yes! Like Midnighhters! Although I have no idea if that's actually happening still :-\
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Post by: Smileedimpleface on July 21, 2013, 10:31:32 AM
I don't think so :(

Scott hasn't announced anything about it for a long time :/