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Quotation by E.M. Forster
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. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879–1970), British novelist, essayist. Aspects of the Novel, ch. 5 (1927).
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