Exceptional beauty

Today´s Quotation is from Kissed a Sad Goodbye by Deborah Crombie.

…”I always felt a bit sorry for Annabelle, but I never thought things would come to this.”

” You felt sorry for Annabelle?”

” I always thought that exceptional beauty was as great an affliction as any physical handicap – perhaps more so. It is so difficult for the beautiful person, male or female, to develop a good character, isn´t it? The odds are stacked against them from the start.”

Gemma frowned. “How do you mean?”

“They are never required to earn the regard or affection of others through their behavior; rather, they come to expect it as their due. And they are forgiven almost anything, simply because of the way they look.”…

From Kissed a Sad Goodbye by Deborah Crombie

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