Quotes: Pretty

“You have such a pretty face. You should lose weight.”
— Relatives

“A pretty face and fine clothes do not make character”
— Anon

“Who cares about pretty? I’m going for noticeable.”
— Veronica Roth

“It has been said that a pretty face is a passport. But it’s not, it’s a visa, and it runs out fast.””
— Julie Burchill

“After all those years as a woman hearing ‘not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not this enough, not that enough,’ almost overnight I woke up one morning and thought, ‘I’m enough.'”
— Anna Quindlen

“It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn’t feel like a giant. I felt very, very small. “
— Neil Armstrong

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3 thoughts on “Quotes: Pretty

  1. I’ve heard the “pretty face, if you’d just lose weight” comments all my life. Like having a thin body is going to suddenly bring Prince Charming into my life. Ha! I’ve been on the thinner end of things. Being almost 50, there are certain things I’ve learned while getting long in the tooth. Being thinner and younger is in no way a guarantee of getting Prince Charming, or I would have gotten him when I was younger and thinner. Also, Prince Charming is probably gay. ;-)
    Being heavy and having gray hair is a great screen for getting rid of the real asshats up front. Except for those that think my being middle aged and fat means I’m desperate. Those types earn themselves a rather cold, bitchy earful. Amazingly, they’re always shocked that I’m not thrilled by the perspective of having a go with them.

  2. I am extremely depressed right now and when I read these little quotes, it made me feel a LOT better when not even Cymbalta could do it! Thank you so much. I had not smiled all day till tonight.

  3. I love the quotes.

    But I want to mention that Julie Burchill has been saying virulently transphobic things. For a long time, I gather, although in particular she recently spewed most of the transmisogynist slurs I can think of offhand in a single piece in the Guardian. Definitely someone to be careful about quoting.

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