"It's not a pretty world, Papa."
"I've noticed," my father said softly.
-- Chaim Potok, My Name Is Asher Lev
|Plastic skulls 8-9-13|
"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.
-- Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire
"What'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
"They're brainless girls, otherwise they wouldn't be seen dead here."
-- Markus Zusak, Fighting Ruben Wolfe