And you tried to change, didn't you? Closed your mouth more. Tried to be softer, prettier, less volatile, less awake... You can't make homes out of human beings. Someone should have already told you that. And if he wants to leave, then let him leave. You are terrifying, and strange, and beautiful. Something not everyone knows how to love.— Warsan Shire
Pioneering Prettier quotations
I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
I'm glad you're doing this story on us and not on the WNBA.
We're so much prettier than all the other women in sports.
Makeup is a way for a woman to look and feel like herself, only prettier and more confident
It's not that I find it hard to meet girls - they do come up and chat me up from time to time. Sometimes I'm interested, I tend not to go for the prettier ones. I prefer the quirkier types.
For a Westerner to trash Western culture is like criticizing our nitrogen/oxygen atmosphere on the grounds that it sometimes gets windy, and besides, Jupiter's is much prettier. You may not realize its advantages until you're trying to breathe liquid methane.
Why should I paint dead fish, onions and beer glasses? Girls are so much prettier.
Surely a pretty woman never looks prettier than when making tea.
In New York the sky is bluer, and the grass is greener, and the girls are prettier, and the steaks are thicker, and the buildings are higher, and the streets are wider, and the air is finer, than the sky, or the grass, or the girls, or the steaks, or the air of any place else in the world.
There's nothing prettier in the world than a melody. I can get lost in a song with a melody.
After all there is something about a wedding-gown prettier than in any other gown in the world.
I would not be a rose upon the wall A queen might stop at, near the palace-door, To say to a courtier, "Pluck that rose for me, It's prettier than the rest." O Romney Leigh! I'd rather far be trodden by his foot, Than lie in a great queen's bosom.
Style comes from knowing who you are and who you want to be in the world;
it does not come from wanting to be somebody else, or wanting to be thinner, shorter, taller, prettier.
What is this drive to be thinner, prettier, better dressed, other? Who exactly is this other and what does she look like beyond the jacket she's wearing or the food she's not eating? What might we be doing, thinking, feeling about if we didn't think about body image, ever?
The girls in California were probably prettier in a standard sense than the New York girls--blonder and in better health, I guess; but I still preferred the way the girls in New York looked--stranger and more neurotic (a girl always looked more beautiful and fragile when she was about to have a nervous breakdown).
Of two evils choose the prettier.
Everything is funnier in retrospect, funnier and prettier and cooler.
You can laugh at anything from far enough away.
It is strange how a memory will grow into a wax figure, how the cherub grows suspiciously prettier as its frame darkens with age-strange, strange are the mishaps of memory.
I wish my hair was thicker, and I wish my feet were prettier.
My toes are really ugly. I wish my ears were smaller. And my nose could be smaller too.
I wanted to use some kind of name so people would know where I was from.
So I took the name "bluegrass." There is not a prettier name in the whole world.
I've been ignored by prettier women than you, but none who carried the heavy pitchers of silence so far, without spilling a drop.
You ask me about my ex-wife? That is not polite.
But I will answer. I got another wife now. Much younger, much nicer, much prettier. And so much more intelligent than Benetton.'
Well, if the excitement's over, I think I'll take a bath.
' 'Wow. The harsh lifestyle of a succubus. I wish I had your job.' 'Hey, our side's always recruiting. You might need to be a little prettier to be an incubus, though. And a little more charming.' 'Untrue. Mortal women go for jerks. I see it all the time.' 'Touché.
If your husband is cheating on you, it doesn't mean that you need to get prettier -- it means he's a scumbag.
I hate nostalgia, it's laziness with prettier accessories.
I have seen purer liqors, better segars, finer tobacco, truer guns and pistols, larger dirks and bowie knives, and prettier women courtesans here in San Francisco than in any other place I have ever visited.
That tree is very old, but I never saw prettier blossoms on it than it now bears. That tree grows new wood each year. Like that apple tree, I try to grow a new little wood each year.
Women are quite unlike men. Women have higher voices, longer hair, smaller waistlines, daintier feet and prettier hands. They also invariably have the upper hand.
I think we're a kind of desperation. We're sort of a maddening luxury. The basic and essential human is the woman, and all that we're doing is trying to brighten up the place. That's why all the birds who belong to our sex have prettier feathers -- because males have got to try and justify their existence.
The third order, called Corinthian, is an imitation of the slenderness of a maiden; for the outlines and limbs of maidens, being more slender on account of their tender years, admit of prettier effects in the way of adornment.
The bottleneck wasn't, How do we make pixels prettier? It was, How do we engage with them more?
Saying someone is ugly doesn't make you any prettier.
I think there simply comes a point at which you're beating your head against the wall with revision, when you're making something different but not better. For me, revision usually has more to do with making the language prettier, finding clearer images, using more active verbs.
I feel prettier with a naked face and ChapStick. But a good haircut makes a huge difference.
I know that a sweet child is the sweetest thing in nature?but the prettier the kind of a thing is, the more desirable it is that it should be pretty of its kind.