„Beauty is something that disappears when you try to define it.“

Fonte: Short fiction, The State of the Art (1991) “State of the Art” (p. 128)

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—  Sophia Loren Italian actress 1934

As quoted in Morrow's International Dictionary of Contemporary Quotations (1982) by Jonathon Green, p. 340.

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