„We should go and ask the princess for help. She seems very nice, and she’s much too beautiful to be unkind.“
— Tanith Lee British writer 1947 - 2015
The Dragon Hoard (1971), Chapter 7 (p. 110)
„She thought of herself as an ugly duckling, but she walked in beauty in the ghettos of the world, bringing with her the reminder of her beloved St. Francis, "It is in the giving that we receive." And wherever she walked beauty was forever there.“
— Adlai Stevenson mid-20th-century Governor of Illinois and Ambassador to the UN 1900 - 1965
Paying tribute to the late Eleanor Roosevelt in a speech to the Democratic National Convention, Atlantic City, New Jersey (27 August 1964); as quoted in Adlai Stevenson (1966) by Lillian Ross, p. 28; reproduced in America's Political Dynasties: From Adams to Clinton https://books.google.com/books?id=fk3DCQAAQBAJ&pg=PA203&lpg=PA203&dq=%22she+thought+of+herself+as+an+ugly+duckling%22&source=bl&ots=zS_p_jcEUk&sig=VKkYj1KNceIA3Yf2oqV3h6-f8Go&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjP69yckJLTAhWDYyYKHaooC68Q6AEIITAB#v=onepage&q=%22she%20thought%20of%20herself%20as%20an%20ugly%20duckling%22&f=false (2015) by Stephen Hess, p. 203
— Sherry Argov, Why Men Love Bitches: From Doormat to Dreamgirl—A Woman's Guide to Holding Her Own in a Relationship
— Miranda July American performance artist, musician and writer 1974
Context: Now began the part of her life where she was just very beautiful. Except for nothing. Only winners will know what this feels like. Have you ever wanted something very badly and then gotten it. Then you know that winning is many things, but it is never the thing you thought it would be. "Birthmark" in Paris Review (Spring 2003) http://guccipiggy.objectis.net/prose/birthmark
„I am very much interested in the so-called useless object. I mean, it takes perfect craftsmanship, beautiful material carefully measured and crafted, but at the same time it’s really useless.“
— Ai Weiwei Chinese concept artist 1957
2010-, 2012, Ai Weiwei, interview in “ Change http://www.pbs.org/art21/watch-now/episode-change,” Episode 1, Season Six, Art: 21—Art in the Twenty-First Century, PBS, April 2012.
„Willow: Tell me a story.
Tara: Okay. Once upon a time, there was, um… a kitty. She was very little, and she was all alone, and nobody wanted her.
Willow: This is a very upsetting story.“
— Amber Benson actress from the United States 1977
Willow & Tara (2000-2002), This Year's Girl [4.15]
— Lionel Johnson English poet 1867 - 1902
Context: p>Ill times may be; she hath no thought of time: She reigns beside the waters yet in pride. Rude voices cry: but in her ears the chime Of full, sad bells brings back her old springtide. Like to a queen in pride of place, she wears The splendour of a crown in Radcliffe's dome. Well fare she, well! As perfect beauty fares; And those high places, that are beauty's home.</p "Oxford"
„Her early years were very unhappy, and she decided she would have a good time if she ever got a chance. Later on, she overdid it a little.“
— Will Cuppy American writer 1884 - 1949
The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody (1950), Part IV: A Few Greats, Catherine the Great
„Mrs. Parker Bowles is a great friend of mine…a friend for a very long time. She will continue to be a friend for a long time.“
— Charles, Prince of Wales son of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom 1948
1990s, When asked about his relationship with Camilla during his interview with journalist Jonathan Dimbleby in 1994. Book: Charles and Camilla: Portrait of a Love Affair, Author: Gyles Brandreth, page 280