Henley, "Beauty," 1851
I was brought up to believe beauty is not worth thinking about, what's important is your soul, your mind—you don't want to be a fifty-dollar haircut on a fifty-cent head.
The debate happening in this Payne Land courtyard is playing out across the country among subcultures and communities of women who, on both sides of the issue, are grappling with what beauty really means—and what sacrifices are worth making for it.
~"A Chapter of Definitions," , 1848 June 23rd
No churlish moralist ever uttered a falser maxim than that "Beauty is but skin deep." Why Beauty is so deep that nobody has ever got to the bottom of it.
Beauty is only skin deep. Many have heard this saying, but most don’t let it sink into their minds. The reason I bring this up is the reason of boys looking for girlfriends and girls looking for boyfriends. We say this person is cute, but they already have a size two, golden blonde, Prada wearing girlfriend or a well-built, name brand wearing, and perfect skin boyfriend. What wrong with not so size two people that wear Wal-Mart, Kmart, Target, and thrift store clothes? Those girls and guys mat look good but some of them can be so vain.
~Muriel Strode, interview with Ruth Snyder, "Poetess Uses Riches Oil Gave Her To Make Cinderellas Princesses," , 1923 June 18th
Beauty… when you look into a woman's eyes and see what is in her heart.