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It cannot be emphasised too strongly that “beautiful on the inside” and all similar locutions are a mere metaphor. The non-metaphorical inside of a person is blood and guts; what we are actually talking about here is behaviour, which is in all cases external. And the metaphor is downright useless, as we do not respond in the same way to identical behaviour from a pretty and an ugly.

Posted on May 12, 2009 at 10:45 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink
In: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, The Myth Of "Inner Beauty"

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