George Bernard Shaw quote about beauty from Man and Superman - Beauty is all very well at first sight; but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?
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Beauty is all very well at first sight; but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?
 George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman (1903). copy citation

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Author George Bernard Shaw
Source Man and Superman
Topic beauty indifference boredom
Date 1903
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3328/3328-h/3328-h.htm

Context

“Well, your wife can put on a cap and make herself ugly to keep you in countenance, like my grandmother.
TANNER. So that she may make her triumph more insolent by publicly throwing away the bait the moment the trap snaps on the victim!
Ann. After all, though, what difference would it make? Beauty is all very well at first sight; but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days? I thought our pictures very lovely when papa bought them; but I haven't looked at them for years. You never bother about my looks: you are too well used to me. I might be the umbrella stand.
TANNER.” source

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