A quote about women and…. getting older

Anyone can see a pretty girl. An artist can look at a pretty girl and see the old woman she will become. A better artist can look at an old woman and see the pretty girl she used to be. A great artist can look at an old woman, portray her exactly as she is…and force the viewer to see the pretty girl she used to be…more than that, he can make anyone see that this lovely young girl is still alive, prisoned inside her ruined body. He can make you feel the quiet, endless tragedy that there was never a girl born who ever grew older than eighteen in her heart…no matter what the merciless hours have done.

Robert Heinlein in Stranger in a Strange Land

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4 responses to “A quote about women and…. getting older

  1. Beautiful quote. And, oh my gosh, everything here is amazing. I followed your name via Oh She Glows and I’m blown away by your blog. I think you’re taking up a very noble and inspirational cause and I look forward to following everything you experience in the next year. I’m a newbie to the 20’s but I hope to enjoy it as much as you have and will 🙂

    • Hi Danielle, what a great note – thanks so much. I look forward to having you come back, too! Hopefully I can shed a little light on a few 20something matters down the road. Welcome to the ‘club”.

  2. OK- just found your blog LOVE IT. And the picture, the wedding dress hahah perfection.

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