It never occurred to me / It absolutely did

“‘I know I’m not attractive,’ she said. ‘I would like to be. But we can’t all be.’ She paused.”

– Hanya Yanagihara quoted in “Interiors” by D. T. Max, The New Yorker, January 17, 2022

“Is beauty important? Maybe, sometimes, it’s boring.”

– Susan Sontag

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