There are a number of important quotes which highlight the theme of the book - that appearances can be deceiving.
"Let's just say that, with Jazz, there's more than meets the eye" (Antonia - Chapter 2).
"Just because I'm joking around doesn't mean I'm not serious. Haven't you ever heard of laughing through the tears" (Jazz - Chapter 4).
"People shouldn't judge other people by the way they look" (Jazz). "But they do. Surprise!" (Antonia - Chapter 5).
"My body is my temple. I can decorate it anyway I want" (Jazz). 'Don't expect anyone to worship at your altar" (Antonia - Chapter 5).
"Expression meant everything to Jazz...And Jazz's music was the way she expressed the person she was inside...passionate, strong, joyful...Whenever I was with her, she made me feel that way...Which, I suddenly realized, was why I liked being around her" (Antonia - Chapter 23).
"What you said about people watching me and not listening to the music was right...I didn't want that to happen. Not today...But I don't think I'm sacrificing my temple. Tomorrow it's back to worshiping at my own altar" (Jazz - Chapter 30).
"According to my father, you're the only normal friend I have" (Jazz - Chapter 30).