When men say that they “love to see the woman underneath the makeup,” they’re not saying they want to see your leg stubble and greasy bangs—they’re saying they want you to be better at hiding your maintenance routine. Because the maintenance spoils the fantasy.
— Lindy West
We fall in love with one version of someone and we expect them to stay that way, but they never do.
— Olivia Wilde, “Her: Love in the Modern Age”