Quotes & Symbols


  1. "Don't judge a boy by his face."
    • Like the quote "Don't judge a book by it's cover" you can't judge something just by looks.
  2. "I won't describe what I look like, Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse."
    • August was born with a left palate and other "small anomalies"
  3. "I've thought about this a lot, and I really think... if I looked like him seriously, I think I'd kill myself."
    • This was said by Jack, Auggie's best friend, on Halloween. He didn't know that Auggie was standing right behind him in a costume that he didn't know he was wearing. So his best friend basically said something really terrible behind his back to be included with the other kids.
  4. "We knew the second they opened the door and Daisy wasn't with them that Daisy was gone"
    • Daisy was the family dog that suffered from an illness so she had to be put down. It had a major impact on the family.
  5. "Lamb to the slaughter..."
    • Auggie was accepted into a school but his father referred to it as a "lamb to the slaughter" because Auggie would be going into a school with a bunch of kids he doesn't know that may or may not bully him.
  6. "The Emperor's Guard"
    • Miles, Amos, and Henry plus Jack all stood with Auggie against some 7th graders that were making fun of him in the woods. They all surrounded him and it made him feel like he had guards of his own.
  7. "What's the deal with your face? I mean, were you in a fire or something?"
    • When Julian, Charlotte and Jack were giving a tour of the school to Auggie they were exchanging questions and Julian asked him a rude question.
  8. "I didn't destroy the Death Star or anything like that, but I did just get through the fifth grade. And that's not easy, even if you're me"
    • All his struggles doesn't make him special but considering the fact that he made it through the fifth grade does make him a pretty amazing boy.
  9. "I think there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives."
    • Just to feel special.
  10. "Sometimes you don't have to be mean to hurt someone."
    • When he wanted to get back at Julian for being a jerk he punched him in the face.