All male writers, incidentally, no matter how broke or otherwise objectionable, have pretty wives. Somebody should look into this.
The only way to behave to a woman is to make love to her if she is pretty and to someone else if she is plain.
The Importance of Being Earnest
Fifteen referees. I want fifteen referees to be at this fight because there ain't no one man who can keep up with the pace I'm gonna set except me. There's not a man alive who can whup me. I'm too fast. I'm too smart. I'm too pretty. I should be a postage stamp. That's the only way I'll ever get licked.
Don't you know that a man being rich is like a girl being pretty? You wouldn't marry a girl just because she's pretty, but my goodness, doesn't it help?
As "Lorelei Lee" in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
All at once there were lots of pretty choices, but I wasn't quite sure where to fly.
I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little - if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.
Make-up can only make you look pretty on the outside but it doesn't help if your ugly on the inside. Unless you eat the make-up.
John F. Kennedy
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci
How to Win Friends and Influence People
The Story of My Experiments with Truth
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