The attorneys defending a criminal are rarely artists enough to turn the beautiful ghastliness of his deed to his advantage.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Beyond Good and Evil, "Fourth Part: Maxims and Interludes," section 110 (1886).)
No doubt you were extremely beautiful as a young girl, but your youth could never compete with your age now.
(Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British actor, screenwriter, director, and Orson Welles. Monsieur Henri Verdoux (Charles Chaplin), Monsieur Verdoux, said to Marie Grosnay (Isobel Elsom) as he tries to seduce her (1947).)