Quotations by Cecil Beaton

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Born: Thursday, January 14, 1904
Died: Friday, January 18, 1980 (76 years old)
Profession: Photographer
Nationality: English

All I want is the best of everything and there's very little of that left.
- Cecil Beaton
(Keywords: Want)

Americans have an abiding belief in their ability to control reality by purely material means... airline insurance replaces the fear of death with the comforting prospect of cash.
- Cecil Beaton
(Keywords: Death, Fear, Belief, Control, Ability, Americans, Reality)

Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.
- Cecil Beaton
(Keywords: Purpose, Vision, Integrity, Play, Will)

I can't afford a whole new set of enemies.
- Cecil Beaton
(Keywords: Enemies)

I have the worst ear for criticism; even when I have created a stage set I like, I always hear the woman in the back of the dress circle who says she doesn't like blue.
- Cecil Beaton
(Keywords: Criticism, Dress, Woman)

More varied than any landscape was the landscape in the sky, with islands of gold and silver, peninsulas of apricot and rose against a background of many shades of turquoise and azure.
- Cecil Beaton
(Keywords: Gold, Islands, Sky)

Mrs Woolf's complaint should be addressed to her creator, who made her, rather than me.
- Cecil Beaton
(Keywords: Complaint)

Never in the history of fashion has so little material been raised so high to reveal so much that needs to be covered so badly.
- Cecil Beaton
(Keywords: History, Fashion, Needs)

On close inspection, this device turned out to be a funereal juke box - the result of mixing Lloyd's of London with the principle of the chewing gum dispenser.
- Cecil Beaton
(Keywords: London, Result)

Perhaps the world's second-worst crime is boredom; the first is being a bore.
- Cecil Beaton
(Keywords: Being, Boredom, Crime, First, World)

San Francisco is perhaps the most European of all American cities.
- Cecil Beaton
(Keywords: American, Cities)

What is elegance? Soap and water!
- Cecil Beaton
(Keywords: Elegance)

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