Homely Quotes (2 quotes)
If Bacon erred here [in valuing mathematics only for its uses], we must acknowledge that we greatly prefer his error to the opposite error of Plato. We have no patience with a philosophy which, like those Roman matrons who swallowed abortives in order to preserve their shapes, takes pains to be barren for fear of being homely.
Vultures are homely, but they clean up all the garbage and that's good. And they're elegant in the sky.