"Hair is beauty... it is always important. You have to think about what gives you self-esteem and what ruins your self-esteem." Bourgeois told a story she remembered, which amused her very much, about how a man should relate to a woman. "If she has a brain, the man says, 'My, how pretty you are.' If she is pretty, he says, 'My, how smart and clever you are.' You have to lie through your teeth, if you can." (Quotes cited in Wye, Deborah and Carol Smith. "The Prints of Louise Bourgeois." New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1994, p. 60)
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