Friday, August 9, 2013

The pretty one

"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