On Beauty

Marilyn Monroe, 1962

Why do you haggle your beauty? I asked. Why don’t you just live with it?

Because people think its all I have. Beauty is nothing, beauty won’t stay. You don’t know how lucky you are to be ugly, because if people like you you know it’s for something else.

Charles Bukowski
The Most Beautiful Woman in Town (1972)

Photo by Leif-Erik Nygårds: Marilyn Monroe (1962)

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