Beauty is an asset, just like physical prowess, charisma, brains or emotional intelligence. The key with any gift is in the way that you use it. It doesn’t define you as a person. Rather, it’s an asset to be used judiciously and with an understanding of how it is just a small part of who you are.
All that existed that made this place mine is gone. The people, the buildings, the sounds and smells. What’s left no longer belongs to me. I’m a time traveler, slipping in and out like an archaeologist, hoping I will find clues to forgotten secrets, or guideposts to future destinations. I find neither. You can no more hold the past in your hand than you can see tomorrow.
The Autobiography of F.B.I. Special Agent Dale Cooper: My Life, My Tapes (1991) (I feel with the finale this quote is especially relevant)