"Then, too, he spoke earnestly to the boys about the importance of choosing the right girl. "Of course you want beautiful girlfriends, but gentlemen, gentlemen, with today's methods any young female can be made to look good. You know what they say: 'powder and paint make a woman what she ain't.' No, find someone who is intelligent - smarter than you, even--and try hard to make it work. Because if you're lucky, she'll take you the distance."-pg. 99-100 of Charlie's Prep by Steven Englund and Vincent Curcio
Charlie, my namesake, was John Sexton's mentor at Brooklyn Prep.