The world is governed more by appearances than realities, so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.
It isn’t about looks; gorgeous women get dumped every day.
—Sherry Argov in Why Men Love Bitches
When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise.
—William Makepeace Thackeray
It is really a hard life. Men will not be nice to you if you are not good-looking, and women will not be nice to you if you are.
—Agatha Christie in The Man in the Brown Suit
Barring that natural expression of villainy which we all have, the man looked honest enough.
If you look good and dress well, you don't need a purpose in life.
I buy expensive suits. They just look cheap on me.
You can't just change who you are on the outside and expect it to change who you are on the inside.
— Jessica Sorensen in The Secret of Ella and Micha
The biggest problem with every art is by the use of appearance to create a loftier reality.
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
What you look like on the outside is not what makes you cool at all. I mean, I had a mullet and wore parachute pants for a long, long time, and I'm doin' okay.
Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only.
If you're trying to show off for people at the top, forget it. They will look down on you anyhow. And if you're trying to show off for people at the bottom, forget it. They will only envy you.
—Mitch Albom in Tuesdays With Morrie