Ursula K. Le Guin quotes and a brainpickings article

“One rule of the game, in most times and places, is that it’s the young who are beautiful. The beauty ideal is always a youthful one. This is partly simple realism. The young are beautiful. The whole lot of ’em. The older I get, the more clearly I see that and enjoy it.”

–Ursula K. Le Guin

 

“And yet I look at men and women my age and older, and their scalps and knuckles and spots and bulges, though various and interesting, don’t affect what I think of them. Some of these people I consider to be very beautiful, and others I don’t. For old people, beauty doesn’t come free with the hormones, the way it does for the young. It has to do with bones. It has to do with who the person is. More and more clearly it has to do with what shines through those gnarly faces and bodies.”

–Ursula K. Le Guin

 

We talk a lot about beauty around here.

I agree with Le Guin: it has to do with the bones.

Enjoy more lovely words from Le Guin and Maria Popova in this Brainpickings article.

 

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