"If she had a weakness- it was Blood (…) "There is nothing so satisfactory to one! There is nothing that is so much one's beau-ideal of- (…) services, intellect (…) those are intangible points. Blood is not so. We see Blood in a nose, and we know it. We meet with it in a chin and we say " There it is! That's Blood"" (…) It admits of no doubt"
David Copperfield (Charles Dickens)
I'm sure this is not the paragraph that most people would quote, but it really stood out to me! such enthusiasm! Sure, the subject is aristocracy, but it makes you think of character, identity, standards of beauty and truth in beauty.