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.
Otto von Bismarck
Out of My Later Years
The World As I See It
How to Win Friends and Influence People
How To Stop Worrying And Start Living
The Picture of Dorian Gray
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