GOOD FOR US
“I hope you have lost your good looks, for while they last any fool can adore you, and the adoration of fools is bad for the soul. No, give me a ruined complexion and a lost figure and sixteen chins on a farmyard of crow’s feet. Then you shall see me coming out strong.” – The playwright George Bernard Shaw to the actress Stella Campbell (the first Eliza Doolittle), with whom he corresponded passionately for forty years.
NOT GOOD FOR US
“No one wants to see a round woman.” — The fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, after one of Germany’s top fashion magazines banned professional models in favor of “real life women.”