„It's like chasing a beautiful woman for 80 years. Finally, she relents and you say, "I am terribly sorry. I'm tired."“
„A particularly beautiful woman is a source of terror. As a rule, a beautiful woman is a terrible disappointment.“
— C.G. Jung Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology 1875 - 1961
„You run into a party and [a] woman comes up to you. She's the most beautiful creature you ever saw — Ava Gardner — and says, "I like you and why don't we get together?" What are you going to say, "No"? You'd have to be an idiot. She was an incredible creature.“
— Artie Shaw American clarinetist, composer, and bandleader 1910 - 2004
As quoted in
„There are stereotypes of what a beautiful woman is. She struggled with that. A certain part of her life she went on that calling card. I certainly know I've come into contact with that. ‘You are too pretty,’ I'm told.“
— Sherilyn Fenn American actress 1965
Sherilyn Fenn, quoted in "Legendary Portrayal", by David Walstad. The Philadelphia Inquirer TV Week (USA). May 21, 1995. p. 4-5. on the similar stereotypes she and Elizabeth Taylor encountered in the film business.
„Who on earth could blame them? Ah, no wonder
the men of Troy and Argives under arms have suffered
years of agony all for her, for such a woman.
Beauty, terrible beauty!
A deathless goddess—so she strikes our eyes!“
— Homér Ancient Greek epic poet, author of the Iliad and the Odyssey 750
III. 156–158 (tr. Robert Fagles); of Helen. Richmond Lattimore's translation: : Surely there is no blame on Trojans and strong-greaved Achaians if for long time they suffer hardship for a woman like this one. Terrible is the likeness of her face to immortal goddesses.
„I have heard that Glinda is a beautiful woman, who knows how to keep young in spite of the many years she has lived.“
— L. Frank Baum Children's writer, editor, journalist, screenwriter 1856 - 1919
„Years go by
Will I still be waiting
For somebody else to understand
Years go by
If I'm stripped of my beauty
And the orange clouds
Raining in head
Years go by
Will I choke on my tears
Till finally there is nothing left
One more casualty
You know we're too easy Easy Easy“
— Tori Amos American singer 1963
"Silent All These Years".