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A Quote by Erica Jong on women, bodies, aging, agelessness, thinness, wrinkle creams, and cosmetics

the belly may be kept firm through numerous pregnancies
by means of sit-ups     jogging     dancing     (think of Russian ballerinas)
    & the cunt
as far as I know is ageless     possibly immortal     becoming simply
more open     more quick to understand     more dry-eyed     than at 22

which

after all     is what you were dying for     (as you ravaged
islands of turtles     beehives     oysterbeds     the udders of cows)
desperate to censor changes which you simply might     have let play
over you         lying back     listening         opening yourself
    letting the years make love the only way
        (poor blunderers)
            they know

Erica Jong (1942 -)

Source: Cries of The Spirit, Pages: 37 (from Aging (balm...))

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Erica Jong on women, aging, wrinkle creams, and cosmetics

Hooked for two years now on wrinkle creams     creams for
crowsfeet     ugly lines (if only there were one!)
any perfumed grease     which promises     youth     beauty
not truth     but all I need on earth     I've been studying
     how women age

Erica Jong (1942 -)

Source: Cries of The Spirit, Pages: 35 (from Aging (balm...))

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Lady Marguerite Blessington on beauty, cosmetics, and happiness

There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.

Lady Marguerite Blessington (1789 - 1849)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov on conscience, cosmetics, and duty

A writer is not a confectioner, a cosmetic dealer, or an entertainer. He is a man who has signed a contract with his conscience and his sense of duty.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 - 1904)

Source: The Personal Papers of Anton Chekhov, Lear, 1950.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov on cosmetics, honesty, justice, newspapers, pleasure, virtue, and wishes

A litterateur is not a confectioner, not a dealer in cosmetics, not an entertainer. . . . He is just like an ordinary reporter. What would you say if a newspaper reporter, because of his fastidiousness or from a wish to give pleasure to his readers, were to describe only honest mayors, high-minded ladies, and virtuous railroad contractors.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 - 1904)

Source: The Personal Papers of Anton Chekhov, Lear, 1950.

Contributed by: Zaady

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