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I grew up in a time when women didn't really do comedy. You had to be homely, overweight, an old maid, all that. You had to play a stereotype, because very attractive women were not supposed to be funny - because it's powerful; it's a threat.
Good-looking individuals are treated better than homely ones in virtually every social situation, from dating to trial by jury. If everyday experience hasn't convinced you of this, there's research that will.
I'm not homely enough to play the nerdy girl and not nearly pretty enough to play the pretty girl.
My problem was that I was blond. There were no heroes with blond hair. Robert Taylor and Henry Fonda, they all had dark hair. The only one I found was Van Johnson, who wasn't too cool. He was a nice, homely American boy. So I created my own image. It worked.
Our American heritage is greater than any one of us. It can express itself in very homely truths; in the end it can lift up our eyes beyond the glow in the sunset skies.
Show me a genuine case of platonic friendship, and I shall show you two old or homely faces.
If, after I depart this vale, you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost, forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl.
H. L. Mencken
A homely face and no figure have aided many women heavenward.
Getting talked about is one of the penalties for being pretty, while being above suspicion is about the only compensation for being homely.
Good-looking individuals are treated better than homely ones in virtually every social situation, from dating to trial by jury.
I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry; that is, prose = words in their best order; - poetry = the best words in the best order.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
It's very homely, this castle. It doesn't have huge ballrooms. I didn't want a cold, cavernous place.
Our demand for good looks, expressed in the biting comments that ensue when public figures fall short of perfection, puts enormous pressures on these individuals and may screen out the otherwise qualified. If video killed the radio star, it may also be doing away with the homely politician.
I have no ambition to surprise my reader. Castles with unknown passages are not compatible with my homely muse.
We assume that good-looking people are smarter and more effective than they really are, and that homely people are the reverse.
Post 9/11, so much has changed in New York that it does not give you that homely feeling which it did before.
I love the homely atmosphere of Indore and Bhopal. People here are very warm and affectionate.
Malaika Arora Khan
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