I tell you the same thing each time, but one of the treasures of this blog are the comments. We loved your comments on my post about beauty, and you gave us some really cool quotes to keep and think about. Here is a little selection ! Thank you and big kisses my beauties !
Beauty is so subjective! My favorite quote about this comes from Jeffrey Eugenides’ Virgin Suicides, “She held herself very straight, like Audrey Hepburn, whom all women idolize and men never think about.”
- From Courtney
Thank you, Garance – such a great post for a tired morning! I just came across this quote, too:
“One day I decided that I was beautiful, and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl. I wear colors that I really like, I wear makeup that makes me feel pretty, and it really helps. It doesn’t have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see. Your body is your temple, it’s your home, and you must decorate it.” – Gabourey Sidibe
- From VermontAir
Audrey Hepburn said (paraphrasing) for pretty eyes, see the good in others, for a pretty mouth, say nice things, for a slim figure share your food with those who have none….that transcends the gisele/sjp/whoever complex.
- From Kitchen Afternoon
I want to keep it with my ultimate inspirator Rei Kawakubo:
“For something to be beautiful it doesn’t have to be pretty.”
- From Saschana
There are two quotes about beauty that I live by.
The first one is from Sophia Loren: “Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.” That was easy for her to say, with her perfect plum lips but it is still true. If you radiate confidence, people start to think you’re beautiful (the Barbra Streisand Effect).
The other was said by Elsie de Wolfe: “I was not ugly. I might never be anything for men to lose their heads about, but I need never again be ugly. Suddenly it all came together. If you were healthy, fit, and well-dressed, you could be attractive.”
- From Alice