“You know when, sometimes you meet someone beautiful, and then you actually talk to them and five minutes later, they’re dull as a brick? Then there’s other people, and you meet them and you think, ‘Not bad; they’re okay.’ And then you get to know them, and their face sort of becomes them, like their personality is written all over it. And they just turn into something so beautiful. Rory’s the most beautiful man I’ve ever met.”
— Amy Pond, The Girl Who Waited
I just love this quote. I love how it focuses on the personality, the whole person. It doesn’t negate how first impressions work, and our tendency as humans to make initial judgments based on appearance. But it goes deeper. It goes to the way that a person’s appearance can seemingly change the more you get to know them. It’s the idea of beauty being in they eye of the beholder. Sure, some people might seem to be beautiful to everyone. But that’s only surface beauty. And true beauty goes much deeper than that. True beauty requires an understanding of more than the what our eyes can see.