“Beauty—or the desire to be beautiful—is in itself a dangerous motivation. Someone (I forgot who) once said, ‘Does the person who loves someone for their beauty really love them?’ So don’t focus on beauty … a respectable appearance is sufficient to make people more interested in your soul. It is the sum of our experiences that makes us interesting, and having been through a time in your life in which you were in a bad place (or what you perceived as a bad place) physically, can be useful. It can even be necessary.”
– Karl Lagerfeld (Yes, that Karl Lagerfeld), The Karl Lagerfeld Diet
He holds a metaphorical sword of Damocles over all his friendships. He stole his friend’s adorable cat. When he decides to open his mouth, it’s sometimes good to keep track, because usually it will be undeniably unique, and you will never see it coming.