"A real life quote from my friend Lauren." by hw_campbell_jnr.
Marius, on choosing companions, makes the point that appearance is just one of several factors in the decision. From The Vampire Lestat (Part VII, ch. 13)
“Whatever will happen will happen, but choose your companions with care. Choose them because you like to look at them and you like the sound of their voices, and they have profound secrets in them that you wish to know. In other words, choose them because you love them. Otherwise you will not be able to bear their company for very long.”