October 29, 2011 § 9 Comments
“The beard, being a half-mask, should be forbidden by the police. It is, moreover, as a sexual symbol in the middle of the face, obscene: that is why it pleases women.”
Regular commentator, Margaux, very kindly provided this Schopenhauer quote for me after yesterday’s post and so saved me more looking.
It is a quote I remember from years ago and I had forgotten the last bit, with which I, obviously, robustly disagree. But I still like the quote, and I totally agree with the first bit. Beards should be forbidden by the police, but not because they are half-masks. Because they so dramatically lower the aesthetic tone of humanity.
I promise that is my last word on loathsome beards.