Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Beauty

I am a typed director. If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach. ~Alfred Hitchcock
Do I love you because you're beautiful,
Or are you beautiful because I love you?
~Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Cinderella

I hope you have lost your good looks, for while they last any fool can adore you, and the adoration of fools is bad for the soul. No, give me a ruined complexion and a lost figure and sixteen chins on a farmyard of Crow's feet and an obvious wig. Then you shall see me coming out strong. ~George Bernard Shaw, to Mrs. Patrick Campbell

I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That's deep enough. What do you want - an adorable pancreas? ~Jean Kerr, The Snake Has All the Lines

5 comments:

A Cuban In London said...

I had to laugh at Hitchcock's quote. Yes, he was right. Many thanks for such a fun post.

Greetings from London.

rochambeau said...

Thank you for a lovely post.
Your never too young to work on inside beauty, don't you think?

xox
hugs, Sacred Yoli!
Constance

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Lonnie Hanzon said...

The first shot MUST be a Linda Fargo window - Yes?

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

I have a lot to catch up on here, since i've been underground (well, effectively) for a week.

That GB Shaw quote fells me. I adore that man.