Quotes

"Don't judge a book by it's cover."
Meaning, you cannot simply look at somebody and know who they are. This connects to the story because in David's society, that's what they do. They simply look at you and if, by any chance, you don't look to be what they call "normal", you are autimatically judged and known as a "mutant".

"Most of us ask for advice when we know the answer but we want a different one."
-Ivern Ball
This relates to the book because when David was telling Uncle Axel: "I'm going to run away" (56), Uncle Axel advised: "I'd not do that" (56). David knew that he wanted to run away, but was just asking Uncle Axel where to run to. Uncle Axel advised him not to run away, and pursuaded him not to go, and David ended up getting an answer that he didn't want to begin with.

"Some theories are good for nothing except to be argued about."
-G. C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg
This relates to the book because everyone (except for a few people) think that people with a difference is considered a deviation. This is not a fact, just an opinion, so it can be argued, like David has multiple times.

"Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power."
-Benjamin Disraeli
This relates to the book because it's just by chance that the people in this book have "deviations." The people who have them can't control the fact that they have something "wrong" with them. It's only the people's opinion that having a deviation is wrong, they wouln't feel that way if it was them with the deviation. It's how the people who deal with it, make it seem wrong or right.

"It is no crime not to be perfect."
-Source Unknown
This relates to David's point of view that it's not wrong if you have a deviation. In David's socitey, most think that if you have something different, that people were not supposed to have, than you are not perfect. In David's eyes, that's not true.

"One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession."
-Sophocles
This shows how David was kind to Sophie when they first met, even when he knew about her deviation. He and Sophie ended up becoming very good friends because he was one of the only people who would of been nice to her, even when knowing about her deviation.

"No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them."
-Elie Wiesel
I am refering to the "all collective judements are wrong. Only racists make them" part of this quote. I think that this has to do with the racism of most people in David's society. All the judgements are basicly wrong, because it's just their opinions, not facts about what is considered "normal."

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