They say anyone can be beautiful. Read these provocative statements from our dear Black celebrities.

Beautiful? It's all a question of luck. I was born with good legs. As for the rest... beautiful, no. Amusing, yes.
Josephine Baker

Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.
Langston Hughes

Being thought of as "a beautiful woman" has spared me nothing in life. No heartache, no trouble. Beauty is essentially meaningless.
Halle Berry

I ain't good-lookin', but I'm somebody's angel child.
Bessie Smith, Reckless Blues

I am totally against plastic surgery. A lot of people think I have breast implants because I have the biggest boobs in the business.
Tyra Banks

Most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity of opportunity to be otherwise.
Maya Angelou, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

Show me someone not full of herself and I'll show you a hungry person.
Nikki Giovanni

The secret to the fountain of youth is to think youthful thoughts.
Josephine Baker

We've become obsessed with beauty and the fountain of youth and, frankly, I'm really saddened by the way women mutilate their faces today in search of that.
Halle Berry