Quotations on Beauty

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It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.
- David Attenborough
(Keywords: Life, Beauty, Excitement, Interest, Living, World, Worth)

An artist is an artist only because of his exquisite sense of beauty, a sense which shows him intoxicating pleasures, but which at the same time implies and contains an equally exquisite sense of all deformities and all disproportion.
- Charles Baudelaire
(Keywords: Time, Beauty, Artist, Sense)

Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Power, Beauty, Husband, Woman)

I have a desire to create more film, more beauty, more art, more love, but I don't feel desperate. It's not about creating or building a career.
- Lisa Bonet
(Keywords: Art, Beauty, Love, Building, Career, Desire, Film)

What saddens me is the corruption of youth and beauty, and the loss of soul, which is only replaced by money.
- Lisa Bonet
(Keywords: Money, Beauty, Soul, Corruption, Loss, Youth)

Beauty, the eternal Spouse of the Wisdom of God and Angel of his Presence thru' all creation.
- Robert Bridges
(Keywords: Wisdom, Beauty, God, Creation)

It never seems to occur to some people, that, like beauty, a sense of humor may sometimes be fatal.
- Edgar Rice Burroghs
(Keywords: Humor, Beauty, People, May, Sense)

And queenly is the state she keeps, In beauty's lofty trust secure.
- William Allen Butler
(Keywords: Trust, Beauty, State)

I slept and dreamt that life was beauty; I woke and found that life was duty.
- George Byron
(Keywords: Life, Beauty, Duty)

We were astonished by the beauty and refinement of the art displayed by the objects surpassing all we could have imagined - the impression was overwhelming.
- Howard Carter
(Keywords: Art, Beauty, Impression)

O human beauty, what a dream art thou, that we should cast our life and hopes away on thee!
- Barry Cornwall
(Keywords: Art, Life, Beauty, Dream)

I don't want to be perfect, but I do want to be a role model. My mom always tells me that imperfections equal beauty. All of us are imperfect.
- Miley Cyrus
(Keywords: Mom, Beauty, Want)

The beauty, the poetry of the fear in their eyes. I didn't mind going to jail for, what, five, six hours? It was absolutely worth it.
- Johnny Depp
(Keywords: Poetry, Beauty, Fear, Eyes, Mind, Worth)

Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age - as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight.
- Phyllis Diller
(Keywords: Age, Beauty, Man, May, Will)

I am still a victim of chess. It has all the beauty of art - and much more. It cannot be commercialized. Chess is much purer than art in its social position.
- Marcel Duchamp
(Keywords: Art, Beauty, Chess)

It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.
- Max Eastman
(Keywords: Art, Beauty, Life, Force, Importance, Interest)

Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Keywords: Art, Beauty, Love, Creation, Taste)

There's a sadness to the human condition that I think music is good for. It gives a counterpoint to the visual beauty, and adds depth to pictures that they wouldn't have if the music wasn't there.
- Mike Figgis
(Keywords: Music, Beauty, Sadness)

We also maintain - again with perfect truth - that mystery is more than half of beauty, the element of strangeness that stirs the senses through the imagination.
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Keywords: Imagination, Beauty, Truth, Mystery, Senses)

It is curious how, from time immemorial, man seems to have associated the idea of evil with beauty, shrunk from it with a sort of ghostly fear, while, at the same time drawn to it by force of its hypnotic attraction.
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Keywords: Time, Beauty, Idea, Fear, Evil, Force, Man)

Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty?
- Paul Gauguin
(Keywords: Art, Beauty, Philosophy)

Art is beauty, the perpetual invention of detail, the choice of words, the exquisite care of execution.
- Theophile Gautier
(Keywords: Art, Beauty, Care, Choice, Detail, Execution, Invention, Words)

Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.
- Khalil Gibran
(Keywords: Love, Beauty, Truth, Kings, Today, Yesterday)

A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice; a good one supplies everything, gilds a No, sweetens a truth, and adds a touch of beauty to old age itself.
- Baltasar Gracian
(Keywords: Age, Beauty, Truth, Justice, Old, Reason)

We're here to bring beauty to the world and make a difference in this planet. That's what art forms are about.
- Charlie Haden
(Keywords: Art, Beauty, Difference, World)

It is the addition of strangeness to beauty that constitutes the romantic character in art.
- Walter Hagen
(Keywords: Art, Beauty, Character, Romantic)

Italian men do appreciate beautiful women. They're not afraid of the beauty, which is nice.
- Eva Herzigova
(Keywords: Men, Beauty, Women)

In youth and beauty, wisdom is but rare!
- Homer
(Keywords: Wisdom, Beauty, Youth)

Coercion may prevent many transgressions; but it robs even actions which are legal of a part of their beauty. Freedom may lead to many transgressions, but it lends even to vices a less ignoble form.
- Wilhelm von Humboldt
(Keywords: Legal, Beauty, Actions, Freedom, May, Vices)

In art economy is always beauty.
- Henry James
(Keywords: Art, Beauty, Economy)

It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance... and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.
- Henry James
(Keywords: Art, Beauty, Life, Force, Importance, Interest)

I tell myself that God gave my children many gifts - spirit, beauty, intelligence, the capacity to make friends and to inspire respect. There was only one gift he held back - length of life.
- Rose Kennedy
(Keywords: Life, Beauty, Intelligence, God, Children, Friends, Gifts, Respect, Spirit)

For me art and chess are closely related, both are forms in which the self finds beauty and expression.
- Vladimir Kramnik
(Keywords: Art, Beauty, Chess, Expression, Self)

O, thou art fairer than the evening air clad in the beauty of a thousand stars.
- Christopher Marlowe
(Keywords: Art, Beauty, Evening, Stars)

When I think of art I think of beauty. Beauty is the mystery of life. It is not in the eye it is in the mind. In our minds there is awareness of perfection.
- Agnes Martin
(Keywords: Art, Beauty, Life, Awareness, Eye, Mind, Mystery, Perfection)

Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization; it is the best part of refinement and in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man's cruelty and baseness.
- Bryant H. McGill
(Keywords: Art, Beauty, Civilization, Clouds, Courtesy, Cruelty, Man)

Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers - and never succeeding.
- Gian Carlo Menotti
(Keywords: Art, Beauty, Effort, Flowers)

But, when the work was finished, the Craftsman kept wishing that there were someone to ponder the plan of so great a work, to love its beauty, and to wonder at its vastness.
- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
(Keywords: Love, Work, Beauty, Wishing, Wonder)

A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search of truth or perfection is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession of such days is fatal to human life.
- Lewis Mumford
(Keywords: Life, Beauty, Truth, Contemplation, Day, Mystery, Perfection, Poverty, Sight, Sound)

It's hard to say what drives a three year-old, but I think I had a sense that nature was my solace, and nature was a place in which there was beauty, in which there was order.
- Story Musgrave
(Keywords: Nature, Beauty, Order, Sense)

The thought came to me that all one loves in art becomes beautiful. Beauty is nothing but the expression of the fact that something is being loved. Only thus could she be defined.
- Robert Musil
(Keywords: Art, Beauty, Thought, Being, Expression, Fact, Nothing)

I believe that history has shape, order, and meaning; that exceptional men, as much as economic forces, produce change; and that passe abstractions like beauty, nobility, and greatness have a shifting but continuing validity.
- Camille Paglia
(Keywords: History, Beauty, Men, Change, Greatness, Meaning, Nobility, Order, Validity)

The 1990s, after the reign of terror of academic vandalism, will be a decade of restoration: restoration of meaning, value, beauty, pleasure, and emotion to art and restoration of art to its audience.
- Camille Paglia
(Keywords: Art, Beauty, Emotion, Meaning, Pleasure, Terror, Value, Will)

Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world.
- Blaise Pascal
(Keywords: Imagination, Beauty, Happiness, Justice, World)

You fall into my arms. You are the good gift of destruction's path, When life sickens more than disease. And boldness is the root of beauty. Which draws us together.
- Boris Pasternak
(Keywords: Life, Beauty, Boldness, Destruction, Disease)

Many attempts have been made by writers on art and poetry to define beauty in the abstract, to express it in the most general terms, to find some universal formula for it.
- Walter Pater
(Keywords: Art, Beauty, Poetry, Formula, Writers)

Such discussions help us very little to enjoy what has been well done in art or poetry, to discriminate between what is more and what is less excellent in them, or to use words like beauty, excellence, art, poetry, with a more precise meaning than they would otherwise have.
- Walter Pater
(Keywords: Art, Beauty, Poetry, Excellence, Help, Meaning, Words)

One of the most beautiful passages of Rousseau is that in the sixth book of Confessions, where he describes the awakening in him of the literary sense. Of such wisdom, the poetic passion, the desire of beauty, the love of art for its own sake, has most.
- Walter Pater
(Keywords: Art, Love, Beauty, Wisdom, Desire, Literary, Passion, Sense)

In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money, virtue before beauty, the mind before the body; then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self.
- William Penn
(Keywords: Marriage, Beauty, Money, Wife, Friend, Virtue, Body, Mind, Self)

Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don't start measuring her limbs.
- Pablo Picasso
(Keywords: Art, Beauty, Love, Instinct, Woman)



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