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Beauty ought to look a little surprised: it is the emotion that best suits her face. The beauty who does not look surprised, who accepts her position as her due—she reminds us too much of a prima donna.

E. M. Forster (1879-1970)
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Beauty ought to look a little surprised: it is the emotion that best suits her face. The beauty who does not look surprised, who accepts her position as her due—she reminds us too much of a prima donna.

E. M. Forster (1879-1970)
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Daemon wrote:
Beauty ought to look a little surprised: it is the emotion that best suits her face. The beauty who does not look surprised, who accepts her position as her due—she reminds us too much of a prima donna.

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Beauty is only skin deep. If we can go further; that is beyond what is perceptible, then we can take our understanding of beauty to a superior level.
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Context from:Aspects of the Novel

“We come up against beauty here — for the first time in our enquiry: beauty at which a novelist should never aim though he fails if he does not achieve it. I will conduct beauty to her proper place later on. Meanwhile please accept her as part of a completed plot. She looks a little surprised at being there, but beauty ought to look a little surprised: it is the emotion that best suits her face, as Botticelli knew when he painted her risen from the waves, between the winds and the flowers. The beauty who does not look surprised, who accepts her position as her due—she reminds us too much of a prima donna.”


https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/18373675-aspects-of-the-novel


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Beauty ought to look a little surprised: it is the emotion that best suits her face. The beauty who does not look surprised, who accepts her position as her due—she reminds us too much of a prima donna.


Again.
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Adyl Mouhei wrote:
Beauty is only skin deep. If we can go further; that is beyond what is perceptible, then we can take our understanding of beauty to a superior level.
Applause If someone truely loves you they’ll see your beauty inside of you.
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Daemon wrote:
Beauty ought to look a little surprised: it is the emotion that best suits her face. The beauty who does not look surprised, who accepts her position as her due—she reminds us too much of a prima donna.

E. M. Forster (1879-1970)


Yeah. Just in case, don’t feel guilty to feign surprise, if you don’t have one...
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Bully_rus wrote:
Daemon wrote:
Beauty ought to look a little surprised: it is the emotion that best suits her face. The beauty who does not look surprised, who accepts her position as her due—she reminds us too much of a prima donna.

E. M. Forster (1879-1970)


Yeah. Just in case, don’t feel guilty to feign surprise, if you don’t have one...


We feign nothing but for the good! *indignant look with a slight touch of surprise*
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Daemon wrote:
Beauty ought to look a little surprised: it is the emotion that best suits her face. The beauty who does not look surprised, who accepts her position as her due—she reminds us too much of a prima donna.

E. M. Forster (1879-1970)


While looking a little surprised, beauty might as well accept her position with the modesty due to
(the) fickleness of the eye of the beholder.
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Beauty tain't everything.
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