The formula for a happy marriage is five positive remarks, or interactions, for every one negative.
Beauty draws us in. We can't stop looking or listening or touching. It takes us outside ourselves and it motivates us. It's essential to life and to happiness.
Appearance is the most public part of the self. It is our sacrament, the visible self that the world assumes to be a mirror of the invisible, inner self.
The idea that beauty is unimportant is the real beauty myth.
Beauty ensnares hearts, captures minds, and stirs up emotional wildfires. From Plato to pinups, images of human beauty have catered to a limitless desire to see and imagine an ideal human form.
In Brazil there are more Avon ladies than members of the army. In the United States more money is spent on beauty than on education or social services.
Beauty is equal parts flesh and imagination: we imbue it with our dreams, saturate it with our longings.
Physical beauty is like athletic skill: it peaks young.
The idea that beauty is unimportant or a cultural construct is the real beauty myth. We have to understand beauty, or we will always be enslaved by it.
When abused children under court protection were studied in California and Massachusetts, it turned out that a disproportionate number of them were unattractive...abused kids had head and face proportions that made them look less infantile and cute.
throughout human history people have scarred, painted, pierced, padded, stiffened, plucked, and buffed their bodies in the name of beauty.
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