I have often, as an exercise and as a sustenance, painted before an object down to the smallest accidents of its visual appearance; but the day left me sad and with an unsatiated thirst. The next day I let the other source run, that of imagination, through the recollection of the forms and I was then reassured and appeased.
In theory I am an agnostic, but pending the appearance of rational evidence, I must be classed, practically and provisionally, as an atheist.
H. P. Lovecraft
However muted its present appearance may be, sexual dominion obtains nevertheless as perhaps the most pervasive ideology of our culture and provides its most fundamental concept of power.
I don't think badly of or oppose having plastic surgery. I once seriously thought of it, but I decided to take my appearance as it is.
Every girl has days when she doesn't like her appearance, but it's when you feel happy in yourself that you look good.
What delights us in the spring is more a sensation than an appearance, more a hope than any visible reality. There is something in the softness of the air, in the lengthening of the days, in the very sounds and odors of the sweet time, that caresses us and consoles us after the rigorous weeks of winter.
Philip Gilbert Hamerton
When you're younger, you worry about so many things that you don't need to worry about, like image, appearance.
Appearance is something absolute, but reality is not that way - everything is interdependent, not absolute.
When an opera star sings her head off, she usually improves her appearance.
To have your heart in pieces while every other aspect of your life couldn't go better is a traumatic experience. In appearance, life is fine. But as you put your day in focus, everything turns grey. What happened made me realise that complete, absolute happiness doesn't exist.
I grew up in a family where we weren't allowed to talk about beauty or to put any emphasis on physical appearance.
I was born in Iran, which has a predominantly Muslim population, and I have relatives who are devout Muslims, so I know what it means to be judged based on your appearance and what you're wearing. But your ethnicity and your clothing do not define who you are.