Exactly as She Is — Robert Heinlein

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Anybody can look at a pretty girl and see a pretty girl. An artist can look at a pretty girl and see the old woman she will become. A better artist can look at an old woman and see the pretty girl that she used to be. But a great artist-a master-and that is what Auguste Rodin was-can look at an old woman, protray her exactly as she is…and force the viewer to see the pretty girl she used to be…and more than that, he can make anyone with the sensitivity of an armadillo, or even you, see that this lovely young girl is still alive, not old and ugly at all, but simply prisoned inside her ruined body. He can make you feel the quiet, endless tragedy that there was never a girl born who ever grew older than eighteen in her heart…

~ Robert Heinlein

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2 thoughts on “Exactly as She Is — Robert Heinlein

  1. And that is reason why there is a God… because man can build a shell… and the greatest of men can build but a greater she’ll… only God can put life in shell…
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  2. And that is the reason why there is a God… because man can build a shell… and the greatest of men can build, but a greater shell… only God can put life in that shell…
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