Today´s Quotation comes from Elly Griffiths: The Woman in Blue.
Ruth reflects that the death of someone attractive (Chloe Jenkins, Paula Moncrieff) is always considered borderline more tragic than the death of someone aesthetically displeasing. But there’s no point saying this to Clough.
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