• It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness. A handsome woman talks nonsense, you listen and hear not nonsense but cleverness. She says and does horrid things, and you see only charm. And if a handsome woman does not say stupid or horrid things, you at once persuade yourself that she is wonderfully clever and moral.

    Leo Tolstoy (1998). “The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories”, p.100, Oxford University Press, USA