Quotations on Beauty

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But the gravest difficulty, and perhaps the most important, in poetry meant solely for recitation, is the difficulty of achieving verbal beauty, or rather of making verbal beauty tell.
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Keywords: Beauty, Poetry, Difficulty)

Great designers seldom make great advertising men, because they get overcome by the beauty of the picture - and forget that merchandise must be sold.
- James Randolph Adams
(Keywords: Beauty, Men, Advertising, Forget)

There is nothing that makes its way more directly into the soul than beauty.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Beauty, Soul, Nothing)

I know that I've got big ears and a big forehead and that my hair sticks up. But I'm happy with myself. I'm not necessarily trying to win a beauty pageant here.
- Clay Aiken
(Keywords: Beauty, Hair, Trying)

I want the Arabic Granada, that which is art, which is all that seems to me beauty and emotion.
- Isaac Albeniz
(Keywords: Beauty, Art, Emotion, Want)

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott
(Keywords: Beauty, Aspirations, May)

I believe that true beauty of chess is more than enough to satisfy all possible demands.
- Alexander Alekhine
(Keywords: Beauty, Chess)

Oh! this opponent, this collaborator against your will, whose notion of beauty always differs from yours and whose means are often too limited for active assistance to your intentions!
- Alexander Alekhine
(Keywords: Beauty, Will)

Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from The Eternal.
- Dante Alighieri
(Keywords: Beauty, Fire)

Beauty awakens the soul to act.
- Dante Alighieri
(Keywords: Beauty, Soul, Act)

We had common interests in the beauty of the French language. We both had a tremendous love of jazz. We shared dreams of getting married and having a family, living in the country, leading an idyllic life.
- David Amram
(Keywords: Beauty, Dreams, Life, Love, Family, Country, Jazz, Language, Leading, Living)

There is a role and function for beauty in our time.
- Tadao Ando
(Keywords: Beauty, Time)

People tend not to use this word beauty because it's not intellectual - but there has to be an overlap between beauty and intellect.
- Tadao Ando
(Keywords: Beauty, People, Intellect, Word)

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
- Maya Angelou
(Keywords: Beauty, Time, People, Strength, Diversity, Parents)

Beauty is one of the rare things which does not lead to doubt of God.
- Jean Anouilh
(Keywords: Beauty, God, Doubt)

The very women who object to the morals of a notoriously beautiful actress, grow big with pride when an admirer suggests their marked resemblance to this stage beauty in physique.
- Minna Antrim
(Keywords: Beauty, Women, Morals, Pride)

Hold fast to youth and beauty.
- Elizabeth Arden
(Keywords: Beauty, Youth)

By its very nature the beautiful is isolated from everything else. From beauty no road leads to reality.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: Beauty, Nature, Reality, Road)

When you put the interest of a kid on money instead of heart then you're destroying the beauty of our lives and our thought process, which should be about how much responsibilities you carry as an athlete and a citizen.
- Alexis Arguello
(Keywords: Beauty, Money, Thought, Heart, Interest)

Beauty is only skin deep, and the world is full of thin skinned people.
- Richard Armour
(Keywords: Beauty, People, Deep, Skin, World)

Poetry; a criticism of life under the conditions fixed for such a criticism by the laws of poetic truth and poetic beauty.
- Matthew Arnold
(Keywords: Beauty, Life, Truth, Poetry, Criticism, Laws)

It's not fair the emphasis put on beauty, or on sexuality.
- Rosanna Arquette
(Keywords: Beauty, Sexuality)

Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
- Margot Asquith
(Keywords: Beauty, People, Men, Fortune, Houses)

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)

Knowing who the actors were as you were designing them helped, with Catherine's beauty and Renee's frailty, they directed me visually just by who they were.
- Colleen Atwood
(Keywords: Beauty, Actors)

Today I see beauty everywhere I go, in every face I see, in every single soul.
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Keywords: Beauty, Soul, Today)

That's why I began doing makeup in the first place: I was hoping that through helping people see the beauty in themselves, I could try and find it in me.
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Keywords: Beauty, People, First, Makeup)

Soon I realized that if beauty equalled forgiveness, I was never going to be forgiven.
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Keywords: Beauty, Forgiveness)

Beauty has a lot to do with character.
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Keywords: Beauty, Character)

Beauty is about perception, not about make-up. I think the beginning of all beauty is knowing and liking oneself. You can't put on make-up, or dress yourself, or do you hair with any sort of fun or joy if you're doing it from a position of correction.
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Keywords: Beauty, Perception, Beginning, Correction, Dress, Fun, Hair, Joy)

Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.
- Saint Augustine
(Keywords: Beauty, Love, Soul)

Love is the beauty of the soul.
- Saint Augustine
(Keywords: Beauty, Love, Soul)

Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked.
- Saint Augustine
(Keywords: Beauty, God, May)

Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself and asks nothing beyond itself. Praise is no part of it, for nothing is made worse or better by praise.
- Marcus Aurelius
(Keywords: Beauty, Nothing, Praise)

To look almost pretty is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain for the first fifteen years of her life than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive.
- Jane Austen
(Keywords: Beauty, Life, Delight, First, Pretty, Years)

The true beauty of music is that it connects people. It carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers.
- Roy Ayers
(Keywords: Beauty, Music, People, Musicians)

A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language.
- Gaston Bachelard
(Keywords: Beauty, Language)

Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Beauty, Infinite)

For most people, we often marvel at the beauty of a sunrise or the magnificence of a full moon, but it is impossible to fathom the magnitude of the universe that surrounds us.
- Richard H. Baker
(Keywords: Beauty, People, Magnificence, Moon, Universe)

The South is very beautiful but its beauty makes one sad because the lives that people live here, and have lived here, are so ugly.
- James Baldwin
(Keywords: Beauty, People, Ugly)

It is, finally, a word is untimely in three different senses, and bearing it as one's treasure will not win one anyone's favours; one rather risks finding oneself outside everyone's camp... Beauty is the word that shall be our first.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Keywords: Beauty, First, Senses, Treasure, Will, Word)

We no longer dare to believe in beauty and we make of it a mere appearance in order the more easily to dispose of it.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Keywords: Beauty, Appearance, Order)

Beauty is the disinterested one, without which the ancient world refused to understand itself, a word which both imperceptibly and yet unmistakably has bid farewell to our new world, a world of interests, leaving it to its own avarice and sadness.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Keywords: Beauty, Sadness, Word, World)

Not longer loved or fostered by religion, beauty is lifted from its face as a mask, and its absence exposes features on that face which threaten to become incomprehensible to man.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Keywords: Beauty, Religion, Absence, Man)

Our situation today shows that beauty demands for itself at least as much courage and decision as do truth and goodness, and she will not allow herself to be separated and banned from her two sisters without taking them along with herself in an act of mysterious vengeance.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Keywords: Beauty, Truth, Courage, Decision, Act, Goodness, Sisters, Today, Vengeance, Will)

Children, dear and loving children, can alone console a woman for the loss of her beauty.
- Honore De Balzac
(Keywords: Beauty, Children, Loss, Woman)

At fifteen, beauty and talent do not exist; there can only be promise of the coming woman.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Beauty, Talent, Promise, Woman)

Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite. Like truth and justice it lives within us; like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul.
- George Bancroft
(Keywords: Beauty, Truth, Soul, Virtue, Infinite, Justice, Law)

Paris is one of the most beautiful places in all the world. Unfortunately, I was so homesick I couldn't appreciate its beauty.
- Tyra Banks
(Keywords: Beauty, Paris, World)

I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals.
- Brigitte Bardot
(Keywords: Beauty, Experience, Wisdom, Men, Animals, Youth)



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