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Quotation by W. Somerset Maugham
Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all.
W. Somerset Maugham (1874–1965), British author. Ashenden, in Cakes and Ale, ch. 11 (1930).
Contesting the romanticization of beauty.
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