08 September 2008

Houellebecq On Beauty

"Without beauty a girl is unhappy because she has missed her chance to be loved. People do not jeer at her, they are not cruel to her, but it is as if she were invisible, no eyes follow her as she walks. People feel uncomfortable when they are with her. They find it easier to ignore her. A girl who is exceptionally beautiful, on the other hand, who has something which too far surpasses the customary seductive freshness of adolescence, appears somehow unreal. Great beauty seems invariably to portend some tragic fate."

The Elementary Particles, Michel Houellebecq

4 comments:

initials CG said...

Beautiful words...

...some tragic fate.

harryrabbit said...

A girl can't win can she?

Seriously, what a beautiful if melancholic quote. thank you for sharing.

CULTURE CREATORS said...

Whoa. What an interesting and sad view on beauty. I would rather see beauty in imperfections and unique characteristics...I guess beauty IS in the eye of the beholder. Great post.




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suzannemarques said...

i love it. beautiful