Words I Wish I’d Written: On Facial Hair

The baron sat down. He was a large, red-faced man, insofar as a face could be seen under the beard, hair, mustache and eyebrows which were engaged in a bitter four-way war over the remaining areas of bare skin.

— Terry Pratchett, The Fifth Elephant. In his defense, the baron is a werewolf; it comes with the territory.

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  • MeanLizzie

    One of my favorite lines about appearance was from Wodehouse — in a Wooster short story, I think. Something about a woman filling a seat so completely as to suggest that “chairs were being worn tightly around the hips, this season.”