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My story wasn't one of those cliched stories of being an ugly duckling, I had a pretty good time at school. But then I think being six foot by the age of 15 meant that I couldn't help but be noticed, and that was when my physical being felt quite painful - I could not any longer walk into a room without being noticed.
With the help of a friend I got father into a wagon, when the crowd had gone. I held his head in my lap during the ride home. I believed he was mortally wounded. He had been stabbed down through the kidneys, leaving an ugly wound.
There's only so many times you can read how ugly you are and how much people hate you.
But romantic vision can also lead one away from certain very hard, ugly truths about life that are important to know.
I just couldn't get into the high school scene at all. I was fat, ugly and weird. I just couldn't do the makeup and the hairdos.
It's easy to imagine ways the future can be ugly and depressing. It's harder, but more worthwhile, to imagine plausible ways we can make it better.
Beauty magazines make my girlfriend feel ugly.
James De La Vega
American products are marvels of production and functionality, but were unnecessarily and unbearably ugly, noisy smelly and offensive.
Things can turn ugly so quickly in the music business, especially if you have an unexpected success.
There are only two things: love, all sorts of love, with pretty girls, and the music of New Orleans or Duke Ellington. Everything else ought to go, because everything else is ugly.
I prefer ugly things. I prefer things which are surprising.
Dries van Noten
I always saw myself as really ugly. My father even told me I was ugly because I would shave my head and look like a boy.
Tattoos are so widespread, so ugly and so very, very permanent. You can, in theory, have them removed - but a large chunk of your living flesh will go with it.
I got sick and tired of my lady wearing ugly underwear to bed, so I turned to the Internet.
I think men are allowed to be fat and bald and ugly and women aren't. And it's just not - there is no equality there.
My swing is no uglier than Arnold Palmer's, and it's the same ugly swing every time.
When I was 10, 11, 12 years old, I would pretend to be on the radio. I bought a mixer and these big, ugly headphones and I would literally broadcast the cassette tapes in my bedroom.
We must erase bin Laden's ugly legacy, not extend it: by ending the Patriot Act's erosion of our civil liberties, we can protect the freedoms that make America worth fighting for.
You know, I'm a fan of Laurie Anderson. One of my favorite records is 'The Ugly One With the Jewels,' a spoken-word record. It's an extraordinary album.
Wit is more necessary than beauty; and I think no young woman ugly that has it, and no handsome woman agreeable without it.
There's a danger of the Internet just becoming loud, ugly and boring with a thousand voices screaming for attention.
By the end of the nineteenth century, the stereotype of the ugly American - voracious, preachy, mercenary, and bombastically chauvinist - was firmly in place in Europe.
Can't do it, simply cause underneath 'em is too ugly.
Before September 11, terrorism was viewed as something ugly but you lived with it.
I was invited to photograph Hollywood. They asked me what I would like to photograph. I said, Ugly men.
The four movies I can remember seeing as a kid were 'The Elephant Man,' 'The Magnificent Seven,' 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly' and 'Mad Max!' Two of those are westerns. So the western genre is emblazoned on my memory from childhood, and those are two great movies.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Joy in the universe, and keen curiosity about it all - that has been my religion.
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