"But why do you wear a beard?"
Zouch said: "That is the second time in five minutes that I have been asked that question. I'll tell you. It's because I think it suits me."
Zouch said: "I expect that is only because you are not used to beards. They can look very distinguished really. And, by the way, it isn't because I've got a weak chin. I happen to have a very good chin."
—Anthony Powell, From a View to a Death