Scott Westerfeld Quotes

Scott Westerfeld Quotes

I guess sometimes you have to lie to find the truth.

The human heart is a strange vessel. Love and hatred can exist side by side.

But books don't happen by accident.

When she awoke, the world was on fire.

Do you love him?"
Deryn swallowed, then pointed at the screen. "He makes me feel like that. Like flying.

I spilled more times than a glass of milk on a roller coaster.

And a special thanks for not burning up the whole ship. Including yourself, you daft bum-rag.

It's amazing how quickly nature consumes human places after we turn our backs on them. Life is a hungry thing.

At least one thing was consistent about her life: It just kept on getting more complicated.

Not everything made you stronger. It was possible to survive, yet still be crippled for your trouble. Sometimes it was okay to run away, to skip the test, to chicken out. Or at least to get some help.

People only worry about the uncanny for about a week; that's the end of their attention span. After that, suspicions turn into shtick.

Perhaps the logical conclusion of everyone looking the same is everyone thinking the same.

You're insane!" she shouted.
"Pretty cool, huh?"
"No!"Tally yelled. "Why didn't you tell me it was broken?"
Shay shrugged. "More fun that way?"
"More fun?" Her heart beating fast,her vision strangely clear. She was full of anger and relief
"Well, kind of. But you suck!

The Rusty Ruins were the remains of an old city, a hulking reminder of back when there'd been way too many people, and everyone was incredibly stupid. And ugly.

I expect that you must receive top marks at school, young lady."
Madeleine smiled as she stirred her tea. "There are always rewards for those who state the obvious frequently and with conviction.

Maybe she still was a pretty-head, making up irrational stories about the empty forest. The longer she stayed alone out here, the more Tally understood why the Rusties and their predecessors had believed in invisible beings, praying to placate spirits as they trashed the natural world around them.

Good books make you ask questions. Bad readers want everything answered.

But it won't be much of a battle, will it?" Alek asked. "What can an airship do to a pair of ironclads?"
"My guess is, we'll stay absolutely still for an hour.  Just so we don't fall into any bad habits.

What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful.

Nature didn't need an operation to be beautiful. It just was.

And the worst thing was, there were no mirrors out there in the wild, so the princess was left wondering whether she in fact was still beautiful... or if the fall had changed the story completely.

You look beautiful - David

...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."
"I'd rather have something to say.

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.

Una franja en la que se mezclaban el naranja y el amarillo prendía fuego al cielo,
espléndida e inesperada, tan espectacular como los fuegos artificiales, aunque
cambiaba a un ritmo majestuoso y apenas perceptible. Tally estaba descubriendo que
así era la naturaleza. Peligrosa o bella. O ambas cosas a la vez.

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.

It’s amazing how quickly nature consumes human places after we turn our backs on them. Life is a hungry thing.

...humanity is a disease, a cancer on the body of the world.

You are so... 11:59

With everything so perfect, reality seemed somehow fragile, as if the slightest interruption could imperil her pretty future... all of it felt as tenuous as a soap bubble, shivering and empty.

Maybe this was how you stayed sane in wartime: a handful of noble deeds amid the chaos.

That Shay was in possesion of hand grenades was a comforting thought showed what kind of night this had become.

Alek said, "Do you think I'm being a fool?"

"I think you're trying to do something good. But doing good is rarely easy, and no weapon has ever stopped a war.

He thinks Goliath can end the war," Alek managed at last. "The man wants peace!"

"As do we all," Count Volger said. "But there are many ways to end a war. Some are more peaceful than others.

Surely no one would ever use such a weapon against a city."

"There are no limits in war," Volger said, still staring out the window.

No matter how far from the war we run, it always catches up with us.

You see, freedom has a way of destroying things.

I'd watched too many schoolmates graduate into mental institutions, into group homes and jails, and I knew that locking people up was paranormal - against normal, not beside it. Locks didn't cure; they strangled.

You don't know what it's like, when your best friend disappears.

Tally smiled. At least she was causing trouble to the end. "I'm Tally Youngblood," she said. "make me pretty.

The very idea of making shoes by hand boggled her mind.

Now,young lady,I suppose you're here for a work assignment."
Work?" Tally said.
They both looked down at her puzzled expression, and Shay burst into laughter.

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