Quote by Bertrand Russell
One of the troubles about vanity is that it grows with what it feeds on. The more you are talked about, the more you will wish to be talked about
This quote highlights the self-perpetuating nature of vanity. It suggests that when an individual becomes the subject of attention and admiration, their desire for validation and recognition only intensifies. Vanity, in this context, becomes a never-ending cycle, with an individual constantly seeking more attention and praise. It implies that the more people talk about someone's accomplishments or appearance, the stronger their craving for continued acknowledgement becomes. Ultimately, this quote serves as a cautionary reminder that excessive vanity can lead to an insatiable desire for more attention and validation.
And she was not beautiful asleep. Her expression slack and not angelic. The very ordinariness of it so beautiful he felt a yearning to be something more than he was or could be. And as good a player as he was, he knew as he turned on the reel to reel and hugged the Fender once again that nothing he composed would ever be as beautiful as her ordinary sleep.Watching her he played the music of her sleeping. And by surrendering made something beautiful.