„You don't have to be born beautiful to be wildly attractive.“

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„Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest.“

—  Christian Dior French fashion designer 1905 - 1957

Quoted in Ladies' Home Journal, April 1956 http://books.google.com/books?id=4c8fAQAAMAAJ&q=%22Zest+is+the+secret+of+all+beauty+There+is+no+beauty+that+is+attractive+without+zest%22&pg=PA90#v=onepage

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„It's the things that aren't accepted as conventionally beautiful that I find more attractive.“

—  Marc Jacobs American fashion designer 1963

Freeman, Hadley (2007). "The geek of chic" http://www.theage.com.au/news/fashion/the-geek-of-chic/2007/03/08/1173166892312.html?page=fullpage#contentSwap2 TheAge.com.au (accessed April 19, 2007)

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„“There is something more mysteriously attractive than beauty: it is corruption.” (Garden of Tortures)“

—  Octave Mirbeau French journalist, art critic, travel writer, pamphleteer, novelist, and playwright 1848 - 1917

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„In photographing dwarfs, you don't get majesty & beauty. You get dwarfs.“

—  Susan Sontag, book On Photography

On Photography (1977)
Context: Whitman thought he was not abolishing beauty but generalizing it. So, for generations, did the most gifted American photographers, in their polemical pursuit of the trivial and the vulgar. But among American photographers who have matured since World War II, the Whitmanesque mandate to record in its entirety the extravagant candors of actual American experience has gone sour. In photographing dwarfs, you don't get majesty & beauty. You get dwarfs.

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„It is our destiny to be born beautiful into an ugly age.“

—  Henry Rollins American singer-songwriter 1961

Source: Solipsist

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