Sometimes beauty is a combination of unattractive traits:
"Her feet are too big. Her nose is too long. Her teeth are uneven. She has the neck, as one of her rivals has put it, of 'Neapolitan giraffe.' Her waist seems to begin in the middle of her thighs, and she has big-half-bushel hips. She runs like a fullback. Her hands are huge. Her forehead is low. Her mouth is too large. And, mamma mia, she is absolutely gorgeous."
—John McPhee, describing Sophia Loren
"It's not easy for a beautiful girl to believe that love is blind."
—Old Vaquero Saying
"If a woman knows she's pretty, it's not because some other woman told her so."
—Old Maid Saying