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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.
Even though I am an actor, by nature I am what you could call a homely girl.
We assume that good-looking people are smarter and more effective than they really are, and that homely people are the reverse.
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
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.
I'm not homely enough to play the nerdy girl and not nearly pretty enough to play the pretty girl.
Show me a genuine case of platonic friendship, and I shall show you two old or homely faces.
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
Good-looking individuals are treated better than homely ones in virtually every social situation, from dating to trial by jury.
Post 9/11, so much has changed in New York that it does not give you that homely feeling which it did before.
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.
A homely face and no figure have aided many women heavenward.
I have no ambition to surprise my reader. Castles with unknown passages are not compatible with my homely muse.
Getting talked about is one of the penalties for being pretty, while being above suspicion is about the only compensation for being homely.
It's very homely, this castle. It doesn't have huge ballrooms. I didn't want a cold, cavernous place.
Because of my own insecurities about the way I look, I do sometimes sabotage the looks of my characters by making them as homely as possible. I've never done a glamour part. I'd like to some day, though I don't know if I could pull it off.
Some players are quite homely, and they don't see themselves going abroad; others would relish the challenge. I can only speak personally, but I always wanted the challenge, and to go and live in a place like Barcelona was great.
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 love the homely atmosphere of Indore and Bhopal. People here are very warm and affectionate.
Malaika Arora Khan
I can't make a house homely. My house just looks like a garage or a shed. I'm not untidy, but it just looks so uninviting.
In 'Aarathu Sinam', I play a wife and mother. It's a very homely character, quite contrary to what I've done so far.
L.A. can be a little bit daunting. It is great, but it is a very cutthroat area and industry to be in, so London feels a bit more homely for me.
Sometimes, homely things are done for the best reasons in the world and thus achieve a beauty of their own.
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