Quotes and Sayings about Beauty



"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
(Related: Beauty, Men, Advertising, Forget)

"There is nothing that makes its way more directly into the soul than beauty."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: 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
(Related: Beauty, Hair, Trying)

"You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older."
- Anouk Aimee
(Related: Beauty)

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

"Beauty: the adjustment of all parts proportionately so that one cannot add or subtract or change without impairing the harmony of the whole."
- Leon Battista Alberti
(Related: Change, Harmony)

"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
(Related: Beauty, Aspirations, May)

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

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

"Beauty awakens the soul to act."
- Dante Alighieri
(Related: 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
(Related: Beauty, Dreams, Life, Love, Family, Country, Jazz, Language, Leading, Living)

"There is a role and function for beauty in our time."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Beauty, Time, People, Strength, Diversity, Parents)

"Beauty is one of the rare things which does not lead to doubt of God."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: 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
(Related: Beauty, Women, Morals, Pride)

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

"By its very nature the beautiful is isolated from everything else. From beauty no road leads to reality."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: 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
(Related: Beauty, Money, Thought, Heart, Interest)

"Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference."
- Aristotle
(Related: Beauty)

"Beauty is only skin deep, and the world is full of thin skinned people."
- Richard Armour
(Related: 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
(Related: Beauty, Life, Truth, Poetry, Criticism, Laws)

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

"Today I see beauty everywhere I go, in every face I see, in every single soul."
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Related: 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
(Related: Beauty, People, First, Makeup)

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

"Beauty has a lot to do with character."
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Beauty, Love, Soul)

"Love is the beauty of the soul."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Beauty, Music, People, Musicians)

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

"The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Beauty)

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

"There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Beauty)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Beauty, Children, Loss, Woman)

"At fifteen, beauty and talent do not exist; there can only be promise of the coming woman."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Beauty, Experience, Wisdom, Men, Animals, Youth)

"We live in a state with a wonderful climate and plenty of natural beauty, from the shores of Cumberland Island to the Chattahoochee River to the Blue Ridge Mountains."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Beauty, Climate, Mountains, State)

"Beauty is the oracle that speaks to us all."
- Luis Barragan
(Related: Beauty, Oracle)

"Life deprived of beauty is not worthy of being called human."
- Luis Barragan
(Related: Beauty, Life, Being)

"I can barely conceive of a type of beauty in which there is no Melancholy."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Beauty, Melancholy)

"Even in the centuries which appear to us to be the most monstrous and foolish, the immortal appetite for beauty has always found satisfaction."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Beauty, Appetite, Satisfaction)

"Whether you come from heaven or hell, what does it matter, O Beauty!"
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Heaven, Hell)

"The study of beauty is a duel in which the artist cries with terror before being defeated."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Beauty, Artist, Being, Study, Terror)

"There are as many kinds of beauty as there are habitual ways of seeking happiness."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Beauty, Happiness)

"The pleasure we derive from the representation of the present is due, not only to the beauty it can be clothed in, but also to its essential quality of being the present."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Beauty, Quality, Being, Pleasure, Present)

"Beauty is the sole ambition, the exclusive goal of Taste."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Beauty, Goal, Ambition, Taste)

"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
(Related: Time, Beauty, Artist, Sense)

"It would be difficult for me not to conclude that the most perfect type of masculine beauty is Satan, as portrayed by Milton."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Beauty, Satan)

"One must learn, if one is to see the beauty in Japan, to like an extraordinarily restrained and delicate loveliness."
- Miriam Beard
(Related: Beauty)

"And beauty immortal awakes from the tomb."
- James Beattie
(Related: Beauty)

"Although beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, the feeling of being beautiful exists solely in the mind of the beheld."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Beauty, Being, Eye, Feeling, May, Mind)

"Standards of beauty are arbitrary. Body shame exists only to the extent that our physiques don't match our own beliefs about how we should look."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Beauty, Beliefs, Body, Shame)

"My duty is to try to reach beauty. Cinema is emotion. When you laugh you cry."
- Roberto Benigni
(Related: Beauty, Cinema, Duty, Emotion)

"The idea that happiness could have a share in beauty would be too much of a good thing."
- Walter Benjamin
(Related: Beauty, Happiness, Idea)

"When everything else physical and mental seems to diminish, the appreciation of beauty is on the increase."
- Bernard Berenson
(Related: Beauty, Appreciation)

"People see you as an object, not as a person, and they project a set of expectations onto you. People who don't have it think beauty is a blessing, but actually it sets you apart."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Beauty, People, Expectations, Project)

"Though beauty gives you a weird sense of entitlement, it's rather frightening and threatening to have others ascribe such importance to something you know you're just renting for a while."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Beauty, Importance, Sense)

"Beauty set up distance between other people and me. It warped their behavior."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Beauty, People, Behavior)

"The truth, the absolute truth, is that the chief beauty for the theatre consists in fine bodily proportions."
- Sarah Bernhardt
(Related: Beauty, Truth, Theatre)

"What matters poverty? What matters anything to him who is enamoured of our art? Does he not carry in himself every joy and every beauty?"
- Sarah Bernhardt
(Related: Beauty, Art, Joy, Poverty)

"Beauty is not just physical."
- Halle Berry
(Related: Beauty)

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

"I tried for a while to be an agricultural worker and was hopelessly bored. To me it was meaningless. I would stand around in heaps of manure and sings about the beauty of the work I wasn't doing."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Beauty, Work)

"Far from creating a new formalism, what these can yield is something far transcending surface values since they not only embody form as beauty, but also form in which intuitions or ideas or conjectures have taken visible substance."
- Max Bill
(Related: Beauty, Ideas, Values, Yield)

"I can't live without my beauty products. I love to be in my bathroom with my candles lit, morning, noon and night. I like taking hot baths and hot showers, using my body scrubs and lotions."
- Traci Bingham
(Related: Beauty, Love, Body, Night)

"I am a great lover of art, in many forms: paintings, objets, textiles. I don't have the talent for painting, but I have a very good sense of colour, a love of visual beauty."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Beauty, Love, Art, Talent, Painting, Sense)

"Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude, and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Beauty, Character, Courage, Discipline, Integrity, Woman, Youth)

"Exuberance is beauty."
- William Blake
(Related: Beauty)

"Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed."
- William Blake
(Related: Art, Beauty)

"I don't know what the secret to longevity as an actress is. It's more than talent and beauty. Maybe it's the audience seeing itself in you."
- Joan Blondell
(Related: Beauty, Talent, Longevity)

"I think Whitman more than any other poet possessed the gift of revealing to others the beauty of everything around us, the beauty of nature, the beauty of human beings."
- Ella R. Bloor
(Related: Beauty, Nature)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Money, Beauty, Soul, Corruption, Loss, Youth)

"The beauty of the past belongs to the past."
- Margaret Bourke-White
(Related: Beauty, Past)

"There is great beauty in going through life without anxiety or fear. Half our fears are baseless, and the other half discreditable."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Beauty, Life, Fear, Anxiety)

"But I fear, my lot being cast in Scotland, that beauty would not be content."
- Anne Boyd
(Related: Beauty, Fear, Being, Content, Scotland)

"A painstaking course in qualitative and quantitative analysis by John Wing gave me an appreciation of the need for, and beauty of, accurate measurement."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: Beauty, Appreciation)

"But when I was twelve years old I caught my first strong glimpse of one of the fundamental forces of existence, whose votary I was destined to be for life - namely, Beauty."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Beauty, Life, Existence, First, Old, Years)

"Beauty will be convulsive or will not be at all."
- Andre Breton
(Related: Beauty, Will)

"Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference."
- Fanny Brice
(Related: Beauty)

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

"There is an abiding beauty which may be appreciated by those who will see things as they are and who will ask for no reward except to see."
- Vera Brittain
(Related: Beauty, May, Reward, Will)

"It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony."
- Benjamin Britten
(Related: Beauty, Music, Nature, Love, Strength, Disappointment, Freedom, Loneliness)

"What I like about cities is that everything is king size, the beauty and the ugliness."
- Joseph Brodsky
(Related: Beauty, Cities, Ugliness)

"Beauty can't amuse you, but brainwork - reading, writing, thinking - can."
- Helen Gurley Brown
(Related: Beauty, Reading, Thinking, Writing)

"The beautiful seems right by force of beauty and the feeble wrong because of weakness."
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(Related: Beauty, Force, Right, Weakness, Wrong)

"I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility. Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time."
- Robert Browning
(Related: Beauty, Nature, Time, Trust, Autumn, End, Laws, Spring)

"If you get simple beauty and naught else, you get about the best thing God invents."
- Robert Browning
(Related: Beauty, God)

"Nothing surpasses the beauty and elegance of a bad idea."
- Craig Bruce
(Related: Beauty, Idea, Elegance, Nothing)

"A sculptor wields The chisel, and the stricken marble grows To beauty."
- William C. Bryant
(Related: Beauty)

"Order is the shape upon which beauty depends."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Beauty, Order)

"Blanche talks about aging, and why should she be considered poor, because physical beauty is transitory and fading and she has such richness of the soul. I think that speech is so beautiful, and so telling and so true."
- Delta Burke
(Related: Beauty, Soul, Poor, Richness, Speech)

"Beauty is the promise of happiness."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Beauty, Happiness, Promise)

"Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Beauty)

"I needed to be in the bush. There I find solitude and beauty and purity and focus. That's where my heart lies."
- Mark Burnett
(Related: Beauty, Heart, Focus, Lies, Purity, Solitude)

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

"Who among us has never looked up into the heavens on a starlit night, lost in wonder at the vastness of space and the beauty of the stars?"
- Jeb Bush
(Related: Beauty, Night, Space, Stars, Wonder)

"I was amazed and upset by the looks I got just walking around the studio... It illuminates the ugliness and the beauty that exists within each of us, and that's what this story represents to me."
- Gerard Butler
(Related: Beauty, Ugliness, Walking)

"To give pain is the tyranny; to make happy, the true empire of beauty."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Beauty, Pain, Tyranny)

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

"Real beauty knocks you a little bit off kilter."
- David Byrne
(Related: Beauty)

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

"Some guys say beauty is only skin deep. But when you walk into a party, you don't see somebody's brain. The initial contact has to be the sniffing."
- James Caan
(Related: Beauty, Deep, Party, Skin)

"I longed to arrest all beauty that came before me, and at length the longing has been satisfied."
- Julia Margaret Cameron
(Related: Beauty, Longing)

"Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Beauty, Time, Despair, Eternity)

"Secrecy is the element of all goodness; even virtue, even beauty is mysterious."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Beauty, Virtue, Goodness, Secrecy)

"I really wanted there to be something in my life that I enjoy just for the beauty of it."
- Robert Caro
(Related: Beauty, Life)

"The New York City Ballet is obviously speaking to a whole new generation and bringing it the same wonder and beauty that it brought previous generations."
- Robert Caro
(Related: Beauty, Ballet, Generations, Wonder)

"My sisters and I were fortunate to travel through Asia and Europe at very young ages. We confronted extraordinary beauty in Athens and unspeakable poverty in India."
- Mary Chapin Carpenter
(Related: Beauty, Travel, Athens, Europe, Poverty, Sisters)

"The love of beauty in its multiple forms is the noblest gift of the human cerebrum."
- Alexis Carrel
(Related: Beauty, Love)

"Doors open because you're beautiful, but I wouldn't cultivate beauty to the exclusion of brains."
- Tia Carrere
(Related: Beauty, Open)

"Beauty lasts five minutes. Maybe longer if you have a good plastic surgeon."
- Tia Carrere
(Related: Beauty)

"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
(Related: Art, Beauty, Impression)

"Real beauty is to be true to oneself. That's what makes me feel good."
- Laetitia Casta
(Related: Beauty)

"As for everything else, so for a mathematical theory: beauty can be perceived but not explained."
- Arthur Cayley
(Related: Beauty)

"The world's biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman."
- Chanakya
(Related: Beauty, Power, Woman, World, Youth)

"Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth."
- Chanakya
(Related: Beauty, Education, Friend, Youth)

"I like to have Chinese furniture in my home as a constant and painful reminder of how much has been destroyed in China. The contrast between the beauty of the past and the ugliness of the modern is nowhere sharper than in China."
- Jung Chang
(Related: Beauty, Home, Contrast, Past, Ugliness)

"I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty that must be explained to be understood. If it does need additional interpretation by someone other than the creator, then I question whether it has fulfilled its purpose."
- Charlie Chaplin
(Related: Beauty, Purpose, Patience, Question)

"For me, a page of good prose is where one hears the rain and the noise of battle. It has the power to give grief or universality that lends it a youthful beauty."
- John Cheever
(Related: Beauty, Power, Battle, Grief, Prose, Rain)

"Beauty is the result of having been through an experience all the way through to the end - therefore it has a poignancy. Beauty that is singular always comes from following an experience to the point where you can go no further."
- Joan Chen
(Related: Beauty, Experience, End, Result)

"Swift speedy time, feathered with flying hours, Dissolves the beauty of the fairest brow."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Beauty, Time, Flying)

"Thankfully, beauty is easier to remove than apply, and a swipe of demaquillage in the right direction and you are you once again."
- Margaret Cho
(Related: Beauty, Direction, Right)

"The more people explore the world, the more they realize in every country there's a different aesthetic. Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder."
- Helena Christensen
(Related: Beauty, People, Country, Eye, World)

"We tell them that we believe it will be beautiful because that is our specialty, we only create joy and beauty. We have never done a sad work. Through the drawings, we hope a majority will be able to visualize it."
- Christo
(Related: Beauty, Work, Hope, Joy, Majority, Will)

"To copy beauty forfeits all pretense to fame; to copy faults is want of sense."
- Charles Churchill
(Related: Beauty, Fame, Faults, Sense, Want)

"Love is the attempt to form a friendship inspired by beauty."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Beauty, Friendship, Love)

"There is no racial or ethnic involvement in Thanksgiving, and people who may be very distant from the Christian system can see the beauty and the positive spirit that comes from the holiday."
- John Clayton
(Related: Beauty, People, Positive, Christian, Holiday, May, Spirit, Thanksgiving)

"It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; its the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time."
- David Allan Coe
(Related: Beauty, Time, Building, Will)

"Beauty is the greatest seducer of man."
- Paulo Coelho
(Related: Beauty, Man)

"And I think of that again as I've written in several of my beauty books, a lot of health comes from the proper eating habits, which are something that - you know, I come from a generation that wasn't - didn't have a lot of food."
- Joan Collins
(Related: Beauty, Food, Health, Books, Eating, Habits)

"Well I've written four beauty books as well."
- Joan Collins
(Related: Beauty, Books)

"The problem with beauty is that it's like being born rich and getting poorer."
- Joan Collins
(Related: Beauty, Being)

"Part of the beauty of the show in a way is that he's not perfect, but you can always count on him to do the right thing in a pinch. That's why he inspires people and inspires me."
- Stephen Collins
(Related: Beauty, People, Right)

"The beauty of empowering others is that your own power is not diminished in the process."
- Barbara Colorose
(Related: Beauty, Power)

"A women's greatest asset is her beauty."
- Alex Comfort
(Related: Beauty, Women)

"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."
- Confucius
(Related: Beauty)

"Beauty is the lover's gift."
- William Congreve
(Related: Beauty)

"There is in true beauty, as in courage, something which narrow souls cannot dare to admire."
- William Congreve
(Related: Beauty, Courage)

"Who would not give up wit for power and beauty?"
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Beauty, Power, Wit)

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

"The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired."
- Gustave Courbet
(Related: Beauty, Power, Artist, Expression)

"Beauty, like truth, is relative to the time when one lives and to the individual who can grasp it. The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired."
- Gustave Courbet
(Related: Beauty, Power, Time, Truth, Artist, Expression)

"I have always known what I wanted, and that was beauty... in every form."
- Joan Crawford
(Related: Beauty)

"The beauty of having a producer is that you have someone who says, You're finished."
- Sheryl Crow
(Related: Beauty)

"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
(Related: Mom, Beauty, Want)

"The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture."
- Salvador Dali
(Related: Architecture, Art, Beauty)

"Beauty, sweet love, is like the morning dew, Whose short refresh upon tender green, Cheers for a time, but till the sun doth show And straight is gone, as it had never been."
- Samuel Daniel
(Related: Beauty, Love, Time, Dew, Sun)

"When I tried to play something and screwed up, I'd hear some other note that would come into play. Then I started trying different things to find the beauty in it."
- Dimebag Darrell
(Related: Beauty, Play, Trying)

"As long as I love Beauty I am young."
- W. H. Davies
(Related: Beauty, Love)

"I find, in being black, a thing of beauty: a joy; a strength; a secret cup of gladness."
- Ossie Davis
(Related: Strength, Being, Joy)

"I also became close to nature, and am now able to appreciate the beauty with which this world is endowed."
- James Dean
(Related: Beauty, Nature, Now, World)

"Beauty must appeal to the senses, must provide us with immediate enjoyment, must impress us or insinuate itself into us without any effort on our part."
- Claude Debussy
(Related: Beauty, Effort, Enjoyment, Senses)

"The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within - strength, courage, dignity."
- Ruby Dee
(Related: Beauty, Courage, Strength, Dignity, Want)

"I felt Joyce was an influence on my fiction, but in a very general way, as a kind of inspiration and a model for the beauty of language."
- Don DeLillo
(Related: Beauty, Inspiration, Fiction, Influence, Language)

"The real message of the Dance opens up the vistas of life to all who have the urge to express beauty with no other instrument than their own bodies, with no apparatus and no dependence on anything other than space."
- Ruth St. Denis
(Related: Beauty, Life, Dance, Dependence, Space)

"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
(Related: Poetry, Beauty, Fear, Eyes, Mind, Worth)

"I think love and beauty are what life is all about."
- John Derek
(Related: Beauty, Life, Love)

"Beauty is not caused. It is."
- Emily Dickinson
(Related: Beauty)

"Beauty opened all the doors; it got me things I didn't even know I wanted, and things I certainly didn't deserve."
- Janice Dickinson
(Related: Beauty)

"Sometimes the beauty is easy. Sometimes you don't have to try at all. Sometimes you can hear the wind blow in a handshake. Sometimes there's poetry written right on the bathroom wall."
- Ani DiFranco
(Related: Beauty, Poetry, Right, Wind)

"As soon as beauty is sought not from religion and love, but for pleasure, it degrades the seeker."
- Annie Dillard
(Related: Beauty, Religion, Love, Pleasure)

"It's a good thing that beauty is only skin deep, or I'd be rotten to the core."
- Phyllis Diller
(Related: Beauty, Deep, Skin)

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

"Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest."
- Christian Dior
(Related: Beauty, Zest)

"It seems that if one is working from the point of view of getting beauty in one's equations, and if one has really a sound insight, one is on a sure line of progress."
- Paul Dirac
(Related: Beauty, Progress, Sound)

"Teach us that wealth is not elegance, that profusion is not magnificence, that splendor is not beauty."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Beauty, Wealth, Elegance, Magnificence)

"Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies."
- John Donne
(Related: Love, Beauty)

"No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face."
- John Donne
(Related: Beauty, Grace, Spring, Summer)

"Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Related: Beauty, God, Heart, Devil, Fighting, Man)

"I hold that the perfection of form and beauty is contained in the sum of all men."
- Albrecht Druer
(Related: Beauty, Men, Perfection)

"Strength of character may be learned at work, but beauty of character is learned at home."
- Henry Drummond
(Related: Beauty, Home, Work, Character, Strength, May)

"Beauty, like ice, our footing does betray; Who can tread sure on the smooth, slippery way: Pleased with the surface, we glide swiftly on, And see the dangers that we cannot shun."
- John Dryden
(Related: Beauty)

"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
(Related: Art, Beauty, Chess)

"No single man can be taken as a model for a perfect figure, for no man lives on earth who is endowed with the whole of beauty."
- Albrecht Durer
(Related: Beauty, Earth, Man)

"What beauty is, I know not, though it adheres to many things."
- Albrecht Durer
(Related: Beauty)

"Poetry, the genre of purest beauty, was born of a truncated woman: her head severed from her body with a sword, a symbolic penis."
- Andrea Dworkin
(Related: Beauty, Poetry, Body)

"I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be."
- Bob Dylan
(Related: Beauty, Patriotism, Nothing, Rules)

"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
(Related: Art, Beauty, Life, Force, Importance, Interest)

"What delights us in visible beauty is the invisible."
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
(Related: Beauty)

"Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Beauty, Nature, Compassion, Living)

"The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Beauty, Truth, Children, Pursuit)

"The beauty of a main title is that you establish your main theme and maybe a bit of your secondary theme. You plant the seed that you're going to go water later in the score. And so, having that removed just made it so much more difficult."
- Danny Elfman
(Related: Beauty, Water)

"The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw."
- Henry Ellis
(Related: Beauty, Absence)

"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Beauty, God, Opportunity)

"We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Beauty, Happiness, Heart, Body, Children, Delight)

"Beauty is an outward gift, which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Beauty)

"Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Beauty, Grace)

"As we grow old, the beauty steals inward."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Beauty, Old)

"Beauty without expression is boring."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Beauty, Expression)

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

"Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Beauty, Flowers, World)

"Only when inspired to go beyond consciousness by some extraordinary insight does beauty manifest unexpectedly."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Beauty, Consciousness)

"There's a difference between beauty and charm. A beautiful woman is one I notice. A charming woman is one who notices me."
- John Erskine
(Related: Beauty, Charm, Difference, Woman)

"I'm always suspicious of really beautiful women telling us we shouldn't be worried about beauty."
- Susan Estrich
(Related: Beauty, Women)

"It's not beauty but fine qualities, my girl, that keep a husband."
- Euripides
(Related: Beauty, Husband)

"What I want to give in the theatre is beauty, that's what I want to give."
- Dame Edith Evans
(Related: Beauty, Theatre, Want)

"The human face is the organic seat of beauty. It is the register of value in development, a record of Experience, whose legitimate office is to perfect the life, a legible language to those who will study it, of the majestic mistress, the soul."
- Eliza Farnham
(Related: Beauty, Experience, Life, Soul, Development, Language, Office, Study, Value, Will)

"Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars - mere globs of gas atoms. I, too, can see the stars on a desert night, and feel them. But do I see less or more?"
- Richard P. Feynman
(Related: Beauty, Science, Atoms, Night, Poets, Stars)

"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
(Related: Music, Beauty, Sadness)

"I think exercise tests us in so many ways, our skills, our hearts, our ability to bounce back after setbacks. This is the inner beauty of sports and competition, and it can serve us all well as adult athletes."
- Peggy Fleming
(Related: Beauty, Sports, Ability, Athletes, Competition, Exercise, Tests)

"The trick of this thing and the beauty of this thing is that it's a cowboy movie first and then stuff happens. Even after stuff happens it doesn't change - it hasn't suddenly changed into another kind of movie. It's still a cowboy movie. And that's what's incredible about it because nobody has done that before, that's new territory."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Beauty, Change, First)

"Beauty ought to look a little surprised: it is the emotion that best suits her face. The beauty who does not look surprised, who accepts her position as her due - she reminds us too much of a prima donna."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Beauty, Emotion)

"Nonsense and beauty have close connections."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Beauty, Nonsense)

"The awesomeness of God is that even in the works of the Beach Boys, Beatles, etc., the beauty of the music is a mere reflection of what God does everyday. He creates music of all kinds and moods."
- John Foster
(Related: Beauty, Music, God, Beach, Boys, Moods, Reflection)

"Beauty is everything."
- Jorja Fox
(Related: Beauty)

"If you look closely at a tree you'll notice it's knots and dead branches, just like our bodies. What we learn is that beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully."
- Matthew Fox
(Related: Beauty, Imperfection)

"Do not confuse beauty with beautiful. Beautiful is a human judgment. Beauty is All. The difference is everything."
- Matthew Fox
(Related: Beauty, Difference, Judgment)

"Beauty saves. Beauty heals. Beauty motivates. Beauty unites. Beauty returns us to our origins, and here lies the ultimate act of saving, of healing, of overcoming dualism."
- Matthew Fox
(Related: Beauty, Act, Healing, Lies, Overcoming)

"Beauty may be skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone."
- Redd Foxx
(Related: Beauty, Deep, May, Skin, Ugly)

"Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy."
- Anne Frank
(Related: Beauty)

"I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains."
- Anne Frank
(Related: Beauty, Misery)

"Beauty and folly are old companions."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Beauty, Folly, Old)

"All the freaky people make the beauty of the world."
- Michael Franti
(Related: Beauty, People, World)

"Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder."
- Kinky Friedman
(Related: Beauty, Beer, Eye)

"The pursuit of beauty is much more dangerous nonsense than the pursuit of truth or goodness, because it affords a stronger temptation to the ego."
- Northrop Frye
(Related: Beauty, Truth, Ego, Goodness, Nonsense, Pursuit, Temptation)

"When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty but when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong."
- R. Buckminster Fuller
(Related: Beauty, Solution, Wrong)

"Light, God's eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Beauty, Daughter, God, Building, Light)

"Because, if one is writing novels today, concentrating on the beauty of the prose is right up there with concentrating on your semi-colons, for wasted effort."
- Neil Gaiman
(Related: Beauty, Effort, Prose, Right, Today, Writing)

"Ugliness is in a way superior to beauty because it lasts."
- Serge Gainsbourg
(Related: Beauty, Ugliness)

"There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Beauty, Pursuit)

"Facts which at first seem improbable will, even on scant explanation, drop the cloak which has hidden them and stand forth in naked and simple beauty."
- Galileo Galilei
(Related: Beauty, Facts, First, Will)

"A woman's beauty is one of her great missions."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: Beauty, Woman)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Time, Beauty, Idea, Fear, Evil, Force, Man)

"The beauty we love is very silent. It smiles softly to itself, but never speaks."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: Beauty, Love, Smiles)

"He was afflicted by the thought that where Beauty was, nothing ever ran quite straight, which no doubt, was why so many people looked on it as immoral."
- John Galsworthy
(Related: Beauty, Thought, People, Doubt, Nothing)

"When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Beauty, Soul, Moon, Sunset, Wonders, Worship)

"Talent, like beauty, to be pardoned, must be obscure and unostentatious."
- Marguerite Gardiner
(Related: Beauty, Talent)

"You, too, women, cast away all the cowards from your embraces; they will give you only cowards for children, and you who are the daughters of the land of beauty must bear children who are noble and brave."
- Giuseppe Garibaldi
(Related: Beauty, Women, Children, Cowards, Daughters, Land, Will)

"Beauty comes from a life well lived. If you've lived well, your smile lines are in the right places, and your frown lines aren't too bad, what more do you need?"
- Jennifer Garner
(Related: Beauty, Life, Right, Smile)

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

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

"The way in which mathematicians and physicists and historians talk is quite different, and what a physicist means by physical intuition and what a mathematician means by beauty or elegance are things worth thinking about."
- Clifford Geertz
(Related: Beauty, Elegance, Historians, Intuition, Mathematicians, Talk, Thinking, Worth)

"I recognize in thieves, traitors and murderers, in the ruthless and the cunning, a deep beauty - a sunken beauty."
- Jean Genet
(Related: Beauty, Cunning, Deep)

"The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully few real and lasting products of human endeavor."
- Paul Getty
(Related: Art, Beauty)

"Beauty is an outward gift which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: Beauty)

"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
(Related: Love, Beauty, Truth, Kings, Today, Yesterday)

"Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Beauty, Truth, Heart, Life, First, Prizes)

"Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Beauty, Eternity)

"I'm not out here to win a beauty contest."
- Kirk Gibson
(Related: Beauty)

"Through loyalty to the past, our mind refuses to realize that tomorrow's joy is possible only if today's makes way for it; that each wave owes the beauty of its line only to the withdrawal of the preceding one."
- Andre Gide
(Related: Beauty, Joy, Loyalty, Mind, Past, Today, Tomorrow)

"Old hands soil, it seems, whatever they caress, but they too have their beauty when they are joined in prayer. Young hands were made for caresses and the sheathing of love. It is a pity to make them join too soon."
- Andre Gide
(Related: Beauty, Love, Old, Pity, Prayer)

"There is hope and a kind of beauty in there somewhere, if you look for it."
- H. R. Giger
(Related: Beauty, Hope)

"Those who find beauty in all of nature will find themselves at one with the secrets of life itself."
- L. Wolfe Gilbert
(Related: Beauty, Life, Nature, Secrets, Will)

"The real beauty of it - key to my life was playing key chords on a banjo. For somebody else it may be a golf club that mom and dad put in their hands or a baseball or ballet lessons. Real gift to give to me and put it in writing."
- Vince Gill
(Related: Beauty, Dad, Life, Mom, Ballet, Baseball, Golf, Key, May, Writing)

"For the man sound of body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather; every day has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously."
- George Gissing
(Related: Beauty, Blood, Body, Day, Man, Mind, Sound, Storms, Weather)

"Beauty is composed of an eternal, invariable element whose quantity is extremely difficult to determine, and a relative element which might be, either by turns or all at once, period, fashion, moral, passion."
- Jean-Luc Godard
(Related: Beauty, Fashion, Passion, Quantity)

"Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Beauty, Guest)

"Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Beauty, Laws)

"The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Beauty, Soul, May)

"Always think of what is useful and not what is beautiful. Beauty will come of its own accord."
- Nikolai Gogol
(Related: Beauty, Will)

"Literature boils with the madcap careers of writers brought to the edge by the demands of living on their nerves, wringing out their memories and their nightmares to extract meaning, truth, beauty."
- Herbert Gold
(Related: Beauty, Truth, Careers, Literature, Living, Meaning, Memories, Nerves, Writers)

"Romance and novel paint beauty in colors more charming than nature, and describe a happiness that humans never taste. How deceptive and destructive are those pictures of consummate bliss!"
- Oliver Goldsmith
(Related: Beauty, Happiness, Nature, Romance, Colors, Taste)

"Truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is."
- Nadine Gordimer
(Related: Beauty, Truth, Hunger)

"The double hundred Fowler hit in the Madras Test was an absolute beauty."
- David Gower
(Related: Beauty)

"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
(Related: Age, Beauty, Truth, Justice, Old, Reason)

"There's a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked. It's impossible to be mature without having lived."
- Amy Grant
(Related: Beauty, Experience, Wisdom)

"Hath the spirit of all beauty Kissed you in the path of duty?"
- Anna Katharine Green
(Related: Beauty, Duty, Spirit)

"There are two kinds of artists in this world; those that work because the spirit is in them, and they cannot be silent if they would, and those that speak from a conscientious desire to make apparent to others the beauty that has awakened their own admiration."
- Anna Katharine Green
(Related: Beauty, Work, Admiration, Artists, Desire, Spirit, World)

"This whole beauty thing is something I've never comprehended."
- Pam Grier
(Related: Beauty)

"I grew up in a family where we weren't allowed to talk about beauty or to put any emphasis on physical appearance."
- Pam Grier
(Related: Beauty, Family, Appearance, Talk)

"The beauty about the D-list is that people who are on it probably don't know they are."
- Kathy Griffin
(Related: Beauty, People)

"I guess if you take yourself seriously as an artist there starts either the problem or the beauty of doing good artwork."
- Bill Griffith
(Related: Beauty, Artist)

"Through Kurt I saw the beauty of minimalism and the importance of music that's stripped down."
- Dave Grohl
(Related: Beauty, Music, Importance)

"All I wanted was to connect my moods with those of Paris. Beauty paints and when it painted most, I shot."
- Ernst Haas
(Related: Beauty, Moods, Paris)

"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
(Related: Art, Beauty, Difference, World)

"I just try to play music from my heart and bring as much beauty as I can to as many people as I can. Just give them other alternatives, especially people who aren't exposed to creative music."
- Charlie Haden
(Related: Beauty, Music, People, Heart, Play)

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

"The plainer the dress, the greater luster does beauty appear."
- Edward F. Halifax
(Related: Beauty, Dress)

"There is a kind of beauty in imperfection."
- Conrad Hall
(Related: Beauty, Imperfection)

"Music, art, theater. I'm just a big fan of beauty."
- Jerry Hall
(Related: Beauty, Art, Music, Theater)

"I think there's a great beauty to having problems. That's one of the ways we learn."
- Herbie Hancock
(Related: Beauty, Problems)

"The U.S. states that allow for citizens' initiatives tend to have fewer laws and lower taxes than the ones that don't. But the beauty of the system is that it encourages the spread of best practice."
- Daniel Hannan
(Related: Beauty, Laws, Practice, states, Taxes)

"Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics."
- Godfrey Harold Hardy
(Related: Beauty, First, Mathematics, Ugly, World)

"The beauty of "spacing" children many years apart lies in the fact that parents have time to learn the mistakes that were made with the older ones - which permits them to make exactly the opposite mistakes with the younger ones."
- Sydney J. Harris
(Related: Beauty, Time, Children, Fact, Lies, Mistakes, Parents, Years)

"In all my career, in my ups and downs, I've never had a beauty campaign. This was meaningful that at almost 41 years old, I could be getting my first beauty campaign. It made me feel really great."
- Teri Hatcher
(Related: Beauty, Career, First, Old, Years)

"This was meaningful that at almost 41 years old, I could be getting my first beauty campaign."
- Teri Hatcher
(Related: Beauty, First, Old, Years)

"I'm 40 and I just got my first beauty campaign with Clairol Nice and Easy."
- Teri Hatcher
(Related: Beauty, First)

"Most sets of values would give rise to universes that, although they might be very beautiful, would contain no one able to wonder at that beauty."
- Stephen Hawking
(Related: Beauty, Values, Wonder)

"You can muck around with different guitars for certain bits, but you have to have your own sound. That's your benchmark, that's your sound. I also play a Black Beauty. It sounds amazing."
- Dan Hawkins
(Related: Beauty, Play, Sound)

"People often say that 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder,' and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves."
- Salma Hayek
(Related: Beauty, People, Eye)

"Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty and your animal spirits."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Beauty, Health, Eye, Fire, Spirits, Talk)

"Grace in women has more effect than beauty."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Beauty, Women, Effect, Grace)

"But every great scripture, whether Hebrew, Indian, Persian, or Chinese, apart from its religious value will be found to have some rare and special beauty of its own; and in this respect the original Bible stands very high as a monument of sublime poetry and of artistic prose."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: Beauty, Poetry, Bible, Monument, Prose, Religious, Respect, Scripture, Value, Will)

"Are we changing the idea of what beauty is? Let's hope so. I'm not the typical Hollywood beauty. Let's hope we're looking at the insides of people a little more."
- Anne Heche
(Related: Beauty, People, Idea, Hope, Hollywood)

"I'm not ugly, but my beauty is a total creation."
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
(Related: Beauty, Creation, Ugly)

"There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance."
- Arthur Helps
(Related: Beauty, Cosmetics, Humility, Modesty, Purity, Spirit, Temper, Temperance)

"I felt I had to share Idaho with my friend from New York because he'd shared New York with me, so I was going to share the beauty of nature with a man who went to museums and clubs late at night. But there was nothing to do where I lived at night."
- Mariel Hemingway
(Related: Beauty, Nature, Friend, Man, Museums, Night, Nothing)

"My main aim has always been to do good quality films with roles that have some substance. With Power and Beauty there were loads of things that I liked about the movie, which made me opt for it."
- Natasha Henstridge
(Related: Beauty, Power, Quality)

"The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years."
- Audrey Hepburn
(Related: Beauty, Soul, Caring, Passion, Woman, Years)

"The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries or the way she combs her hair."
- Audrey Hepburn
(Related: Beauty, Clothes, Hair, Woman)

"The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides."
- Audrey Hepburn
(Related: Beauty, Love, Heart, Eyes, Woman)

"What breadth, what beauty and power of human nature and development there must be in a woman to get over all the palisades, all the fences, within which she is held captive!"
- Alexander Herzen
(Related: Beauty, Nature, Power, Development, Human nature, Woman)

"Because beauty isn't enough, there must be something more."
- Eva Herzigova
(Related: Beauty)

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

"I think beauty comes from within. If you're happy and look at life in the best way you can, even when there are problems, it can make you beautiful on the outside."
- Faith Hill
(Related: Beauty, Life, Problems)

"Depression opens the door to beauty of some kind."
- James Hillman
(Related: Beauty, Depression)

"The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you're an artist."
- David Hockney
(Related: Beauty, Artist)

"I'm not trying to stump anybody... it's the beauty of the language that I'm interested in."
- Buddy Holly
(Related: Beauty, Language, Trying)

"Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Beauty, Wisdom, Future, Past, Promise)

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

"Beauty is a relation, and the apprehension of it a comparison."
- Gerard Manley Hopkins
(Related: Beauty)

"Beauty is variable, ugliness is constant."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Beauty, Ugliness)

"I believe that children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside."
- Whitney Houston
(Related: Beauty, Children, Future)

"Beauty is only skin deep, but it's a valuable asset if you're poor or haven't any sense."
- Vernon Howard
(Related: Beauty, Deep, Poor, Sense, Skin)

"Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying."
- Langston Hughes
(Related: Beauty, Happiness, Autumn, Dying, Gain)

"The ideal and the beautiful are identical; the ideal corresponds to the idea, and beauty to form; hence idea and substance are cognate."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Beauty, Idea)

"What would be ugly in a garden constitutes beauty in a mountain."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Beauty, Garden, Ugly)

"To love beauty is to see light."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Beauty, Love, Light)

"Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must be like marble; in a statue the marble must be like flesh."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Beauty, Nature, Art, Woman)

"Great perils have this beauty, that they bring to light the fraternity of strangers."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Beauty, Light, Strangers)

"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
(Related: Legal, Beauty, Actions, Freedom, May, Vices)

"Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them."
- David Hume
(Related: Beauty, Mind)

"Beauty is no quality in things themselves. It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them."
- David Hume
(Related: Beauty, Quality, Mind)

"Beauty, whether moral or natural, is felt, more properly than perceived."
- David Hume
(Related: Beauty)

"Accuracy is, in every case, advantageous to beauty, and just reasoning to delicate sentiment. In vain would we exalt the one by depreciating the other."
- David Hume
(Related: Beauty, Accuracy, Sentiment)

"We are learning, too, that the love of beauty is one of Nature's greatest healers."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Beauty, Love, Nature, Learning)

"Jordan has a strange, haunting beauty and a sense of timelessness. Dotted with the ruins of empires once great, it is the last resort of yesterday in the world of tomorrow. I love every inch of it."
- King Hussein I
(Related: Beauty, Love, Sense, Tomorrow, World, Yesterday)

"It was one of those evenings when men feel that truth, goodness and beauty are one. In the morning, when they commit their discovery to paper, when others read it written there, it looks wholly ridiculous."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Beauty, Men, Truth, Discovery, Goodness)

"Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Beauty, Wine)

"I learned the truth at seventeen, That love was meant for beauty queens, And high school girls with clear skinned smiles, Who married young and then retired."
- Janis Ian
(Related: Beauty, Love, Truth, Girls, School, Smiles)

"A healthful hunger for a great idea is the beauty and blessedness of life."
- Jean Ingelow
(Related: Beauty, Life, Idea, Hunger)

"Beauty is a precious trace that eternity causes to appear to us and that it takes away from us. A manifestation of eternity, and a sign of death as well."
- Eugene Ionesco
(Related: Beauty, Death, Causes, Eternity)

"After all, it is the divinity within that makes the divinity without; and I have been more fascinated by a woman of talent and intelligence, though deficient in personal charms, than I have been by the most regular beauty."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Beauty, Intelligence, Talent, Divinity, Woman)

"Proportions are what makes the old Greek temples classic in their beauty. They are like huge blocks, from which the air has been literally hewn out between the columns."
- Arne Jacobsen
(Related: Beauty, Old)

"You don't know what the Chinese expect in the way of beauty. The presentation is just a farce. You come into a room filled with 50 people and they don't talk to you. There's very little interaction."
- Helmut Jahn
(Related: Beauty, People, Talk)

"In art economy is always beauty."
- Henry James
(Related: 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
(Related: Art, Beauty, Life, Force, Importance, Interest)

"People come to see beauty, and I dance to give it to them."
- Judith Jamison
(Related: Beauty, People, Dance)

"I'd like to make really important movies, like American Beauty. I was really proud to be a part of that movie."
- Allison Janney
(Related: Beauty, Movies, American)

"It is conventional to call "monster" any blending of dissonant elements. I call "monster" every original inexhaustible beauty."
- Alfred Jarry
(Related: Beauty)

"Wisdom I know is social. She seeks her fellows. But Beauty is jealous, and illy bears the presence of a rival."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Beauty, Wisdom)

"What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade."
- Gertrude Jekyll
(Related: Beauty, Time, Fulfillment, June, Months, Promise, Summer, Will)

"There is no spot of ground, however arid, bare or ugly, that cannot be tamed into such a state as may give an impression of beauty and delight."
- Gertrude Jekyll
(Related: Beauty, Impression, Delight, May, State, Ugly)

"Beauty is first and foremost an emotion."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Beauty, Emotion, First)

"Beauty when unadorned is adorned the most."
- St. Jerome
(Related: Beauty)

"I thought of Paris as a beauty spot on the face of the earth, and of London as a big freckle."
- James Weldon Johnson
(Related: Beauty, Thought, Earth, London, Paris)

"It is dangerous for mortal beauty, or terrestrial virtue, to be examined by too strong a light. The torch of Truth shows much that we cannot, and all that we would not, see."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Beauty, Truth, Virtue, Light)

"There are two ways to worry words. One is hoping for the greatest possible beauty in what is created. The other is to tell the truth."
- June Jordan
(Related: Beauty, Truth, Words, Worry)

"Grace is in garments, in movements, in manners; beauty in the nude, and in forms. This is true of bodies; but when we speak of feelings, beauty is in their spirituality, and grace in their moderation."
- Joseph Joubert
(Related: Beauty, Feelings, Grace, Manners, Moderation, Spirituality)

"Beauty and the Beast seemed like it all was really brown. The whole thing was just so brown and orange and yellow, like Burger King or something. I don't think I would have liked Beauty and the Beast at any age."
- Mike Judge
(Related: Age, Beauty)

"Avon invented the concept of direct marketing and direct selling beauty. And that's still very valid to us. We'll have a firm that will be around for another 114 years as strongly as it was the first 114."
- Andrea Jung
(Related: Beauty, Selling, First, Marketing, Will, Years)

"A representative is free delivery; she's a personal beauty consultant. Some people want that high touch."
- Andrea Jung
(Related: Beauty, People, Want)

"Rare is the union of beauty and purity."
- Juvenal
(Related: Beauty, Purity)

"Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Beauty, Ability, Old, Youth)

"Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Beauty, Ability, Old)

"Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love."
- Louis Kahn
(Related: Beauty, Design, Love)

"Beauty is merciless. You do not look at it, it looks at you and does not forgive."
- Nikos Kazantzakis
(Related: Beauty)

"What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth."
- John Keats
(Related: Beauty, Imagination, Truth)

"With a great poet the sense of Beauty overcomes every other consideration, or rather obliterates all consideration."
- John Keats
(Related: Beauty, Consideration, Sense)

"A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness."
- John Keats
(Related: Beauty, Joy, Nothingness, Will)

"'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' - that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know."
- John Keats
(Related: Beauty, Truth, Earth)

"Praise or blame has but a momentary effect on the man whose love of beauty in the abstract makes him a severe critic on his own works."
- John Keats
(Related: Beauty, Love, Blame, Effect, Man, Praise)

"The beauty of a strong, lasting commitment is often best understood by men incapable of it."
- Murray Kempton
(Related: Beauty, Men, Commitment)

"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
(Related: Life, Beauty, Intelligence, God, Children, Friends, Gifts, Respect, Spirit)

"I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being skin deep. That's deep enough. What do you want, an adorable pancreas?"
- Jean Kerr
(Related: Beauty, Being, Deep, Nonsense, Skin, Want)

"A person however learned and qualified in his life's work in whom gratitude is absent, is devoid of that beauty of character which makes personality fragrant."
- Hazrat Inayat Khan
(Related: Beauty, Work, Gratitude, Life, Character, Personality)

"It seems like the chaos of this world is accelerating, but so is the beauty in the consciousness of more and more people."
- Anthony Kiedis
(Related: Beauty, People, Chaos, Consciousness, World)

"Americans worship creativity the way they worship physical beauty - as a way of enjoying elitism without guilt: God did it."
- Florence King
(Related: Beauty, God, Creativity, Americans, Worship)

"San Francisco is a mad city - inhabited for the most part by perfectly insane people whose women are of a remarkable beauty."
- Rudyard Kipling
(Related: Beauty, Women, People, Remarkable)

"Beauty is as relative as light and dark. Thus, there exists no beautiful woman, none at all, because you are never certain that a still far more beautiful woman will not appear and completely shame the supposed beauty of the first."
- Paul Klee
(Related: Beauty, First, Light, Shame, Will, Woman)

"We say we want to create beauty, identity, quality, singularity. And yet, maybe in truth these cities that we have are desired. Maybe their very characterlessness provides the best context for living."
- Rem Koolhaas
(Related: Beauty, Quality, Truth, Cities, Identity, Living, Want)

"The beauty of women was the first expression of my photography."
- Alberto Korda
(Related: Beauty, Women, Expression, First, Photography)

"I feel by posing for Playboy I've discovered my own sexuality and beauty, and I feel more confident than ever."
- Heather Kozar
(Related: Beauty, Sexuality)

"In chess one cannot control everything. Sometimes a game takes an unexpected turn, in which beauty begins to emerge. Both players are always instrumental in this."
- Vladimir Kramnik
(Related: Beauty, Control, Chess)

"I believe every chess player senses beauty, when he succeeds in creating situations, which contradict the expectations and the rules, and he succeeds in mastering this situation."
- Vladimir Kramnik
(Related: Beauty, Chess, Expectations, Rules, Senses)

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

"Even if you play perfectly, a fault of your opponent's can destroy the entire beauty of the game."
- Vladimir Kramnik
(Related: Beauty, Fault, Play)

"The development of beauty in chess never depends on you alone. No matter how much imagination and creativity you invest, you still do not create beauty. Your opponent must react at the same highest level."
- Vladimir Kramnik
(Related: Beauty, Imagination, Development, Creativity, Chess)

"When I speak of the beauty of a game of chess, then naturally this is subjective. Beauty can be found in a very technical, mathematical game for example. That is the beauty of clarity."
- Vladimir Kramnik
(Related: Beauty, Chess, Clarity, Example)

"Her beauty didn't do her any good and she couldn't use it in any positive way or manipulative way. I just hope that people will look and see and believe in that hope of love, that hope of freedom, even if it was just for a limited time."
- Diane Kruger
(Related: Beauty, Time, Love, People, Hope, Positive, Freedom, Will)

"If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either."
- Joseph Wood Krutch
(Related: Beauty, Food, Earth, End, Joy, Will)

"To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Beauty, Teamwork, Acting)

"Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings."
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
(Related: Beauty)

"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
(Related: Beauty, People, Darkness, Light, Sun, Windows)

"How goodness heightens beauty!"
- Milan Kundera
(Related: Goodness)

"Without realizing it, the individual composes his life according to the laws of beauty even in times of greatest distress."
- Milan Kundera
(Related: Beauty, Life, Laws)

"The beauty comes with the balance. Everyone should find his own balance in his personal as well as his professional life. Once you do so, you will feel and look beautiful."
- Karolina Kurkova
(Related: Beauty, Life, Balance, Will)

"Science shows us truth and beauty and fills each day with a fresh wonder of the exquisite order which governs our world."
- Polykarp Kusch
(Related: Beauty, Science, Truth, Day, Order, Wonder, World)

"Beauty is also submitted to the taste of time, so a beautiful woman from the Belle Epoch is not exactly the perfect beauty of today, so beauty is something that changes with time."
- Karl Lagerfeld
(Related: Beauty, Time, Taste, Today, Woman)

"The most common error made in matters of appearance is the belief that one should disdain the superficial and let the true beauty of one's soul shine through. If there are places on your body where this is a possibility, you are not attractive - you are leaking."
- Charles Lamb
(Related: Beauty, Soul, Belief, Possibility, Appearance, Body, Error)

"Let us live for the beauty of our own reality."
- Charles Lamb
(Related: Beauty, Reality)

"They saw me, those reckless seekers of beauty, and in a night I was famous."
- Lillie Langtry
(Related: Beauty, Famous, Night)

"When the soul looks out of its body, it should see only beauty in its path. These are the sights we must hold in mind, in order to move to a higher place."
- Yusef Lateef
(Related: Beauty, Soul, Body, Mind, Order)

"Perfect health, like perfect beauty, is a rare thing; and so, it seems, is perfect disease."
- Peter Latham
(Related: Beauty, Health, Disease)

"Throughout the centuries, man has considered himself beautiful. I rather suppose that man only believes in his own beauty out of pride; that he is not really beautiful and he suspects this himself; for why does he look on the face of his fellow-man with such scorn?"
- Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont
(Related: Beauty, Man, Pride)

"I'm only wanted by directors for the image I give off, and it makes me angry. I always wanted to be an actor and not a beauty pageant winner."
- Jude Law
(Related: Beauty, Actor)

"The human soul needs actual beauty more than bread."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Beauty, Soul, Needs)

"Sex and beauty are inseparable, like life and consciousness. And the intelligence which goes with sex and beauty, and arises out of sex and beauty, is intuition."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Beauty, Intelligence, Life, Sex, Consciousness, Intuition)

"People think that if you look fairly reasonable, you can't possibly act, and as I only care about acting, I think beauty can be a great handicap."
- Vivien Leigh
(Related: Beauty, People, Act, Acting, Care)

"Integrity reveals beauty."
- Thomas Leonard
(Related: Beauty, Integrity)

"A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise."
- Aldo Leopold
(Related: Beauty, Community, Integrity, Right, Stability, Wrong)

"For me the greatest beauty always lies in the greatest clarity."
- Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
(Related: Beauty, Clarity, Lies)

"Many a genius has been slow of growth. Oaks that flourish for a thousand years do not spring up into beauty like a reed."
- George Henry Lewes
(Related: Beauty, Genius, Growth, Spring, Years)

"Endeavour to be faithful, and if there is any beauty in your thought, your style will be beautiful; if there is any real emotion to express, the expression will be moving."
- George Henry Lewes
(Related: Beauty, Thought, Emotion, Expression, Style, Will)

"We didn't have a beauty shop as I grew up."
- Jenifer Lewis
(Related: Beauty)

"I don't have any beauty shop memories. I remember the barber shop."
- Jenifer Lewis
(Related: Beauty, Memories)

"Be sure what you want and be sure about yourself. Fashion is not just beauty, it's about good attitude. You have to believe in yourself and be strong."
- Adriana Lima
(Related: Beauty, Attitude, Fashion, Want)

"I have been overcome by the beauty and richness of our life together, those early mornings setting out, those evenings gleaming with rivers and lakes below us, still holding the last light."
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(Related: Beauty, Life, Light, Richness, Rivers)

"I shall give you hunger, and pain, and sleepless nights. Also beauty, and satisfactions known to few, and glimpses of the heavenly life. None of these you shall have continually, and of their coming and going you shall not be foretold."
- Howard Lindsay
(Related: Beauty, Life, Hunger, Pain)

"Beauty is grace and confidence. I've learned to accept and appreciate what nature gave me."
- Lindsay Lohan
(Related: Beauty, Nature, Confidence, Grace)

"I write for no other purpose than to add to the beauty that now belongs to me. I write a book for no other reason than to add three or four hundred acres to my magnificent estate."
- Jack London
(Related: Beauty, Purpose, Now, Reason)

"The beauty of it is when you can just show up and hit the notes."
- John Lone
(Related: Beauty)

"I don't get anything for free. I pay for all my beauty treatments."
- Jennifer Lopez
(Related: Beauty)

"Beauty is only skin deep. I think what's really important is finding a balance of mind, body and spirit."
- Jennifer Lopez
(Related: Beauty, Balance, Body, Deep, Mind, Skin, Spirit)

"Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical."
- Sophia Loren
(Related: Beauty, Eyes)

"What a man does for pay is of little significance. What he is, as a sensitive instrument responsive to the world's beauty, is everything!"
- H. P. Lovecraft
(Related: Beauty, Man, World)

"Poetry is something to make us wiser and better, by continually revealing those types of beauty and truth, which God has set in all men's souls."
- James Russell Lowell
(Related: Beauty, Poetry, God, Truth, Men)

"The English Bible - a book which, if everything else in our language should perish, would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power."
- Thomas B. Macaulay
(Related: Beauty, Power, Bible, English, Language)

"Beauty is only temporary, but your mind lasts you a lifetime."
- Alicia Machado
(Related: Beauty, Mind)

"I do not see any beauty in self-restraint."
- Mary MacLane
(Related: Beauty, Self)

"I might have some character traits that some might see as innocence or naive. That's because I discovered peace and happiness in my soul. And with this knowledge, I also see the beauty of human life."
- Tobey Maguire
(Related: Beauty, Happiness, Life, Peace, Soul, Knowledge, Character, Innocence)

"Beauty and fullness of tone can be achieved by having the whole orchestra play with high clarinets and a carefully selected number of piccolos."
- Gustav Mahler
(Related: Beauty, Play)

"Beauty and the Beast became the first animated feature ever nominated for best picture."
- Leonard Maltin
(Related: Beauty, First)

"For I must tell you that we artists cannot tread the path of Beauty without Eros keeping company with us and appointing himself as our guide."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Beauty, Artists, Company)

"Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Beauty, Poetry, Solitude)

"Beauty and the devil are the same thing."
- Robert Mapplethorpe
(Related: Beauty, Devil)

"I am obsessed with beauty. I want everything to be perfect, and of course it isn't. And that's a tough place to be because you're never satisfied."
- Robert Mapplethorpe
(Related: Beauty, Want)

"I'm still figuring out why people would want to look at me. Maybe it's generic beauty, but it's weird to be valued for something I was born with."
- Josie Maran
(Related: Beauty, People, Want)

"You will also allow me to thank the Academy for inviting me to lecture in Stockholm, for its hospitality, and for the opportunity afforded me for admiring the charm of your people and the beauty of your country."
- Guglielmo Marconi
(Related: Beauty, People, Opportunity, Charm, Country, Hospitality, Will)

"People say I'm extravagant because I want to be surrounded by beauty. But tell me, who wants to be surrounded by garbage?"
- Imelda Marcos
(Related: Beauty, People, Want)

"Filipinos want beauty. I have to look beautiful so that the poor Filipinos will have a star to look at from their slums."
- Imelda Marcos
(Related: Beauty, Poor, Want, Will)

"Having inner beauty is something you develop on your own, and I like to think I have that."
- Cindy Margolis
(Related: Beauty)

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

"Goodness is beauty in the best estate."
- Christopher Marlowe
(Related: Beauty, Goodness)

"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
(Related: Art, Beauty, Life, Awareness, Eye, Mind, Mystery, Perfection)

"Coming in solemn beauty like slow old tunes of Spain."
- John Masefield
(Related: Beauty, Old, Spain)

"I have several computer companies. One of them I have a program for wide-format printing. I have a beauty program. So I have several different programs that I own for printing."
- Jerry Mathers
(Related: Beauty, Computer, Printing)

"Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Beauty, Ecstasy, Hunger, Nothing)

"It is well known that Beauty does not look with a good grace on the timid advances of Humour."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Beauty, Grace)

"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
(Related: Art, Beauty, Civilization, Clouds, Courtesy, Cruelty, Man)

"In prison, inmates sometimes use Cheetos and grape juice as makeup. I wouldn't use that beauty regimen around Britney Spears - she might lick your face off!"
- Joel McHale
(Related: Beauty, Makeup, Prison)

"The beauty of a face is not a separate quality but a relation or proportion of qualities to each other."
- George H. Mead
(Related: Beauty, Quality)

"My wife has brought great beauty into my life. And my daughter has brought me nothing but joy. Those qualities were greatly lacking."
- Christopher Meloni
(Related: Beauty, Life, Wife, Daughter, Joy, Nothing)

"Instead, it appears to be a particular mark of beauty that it is considered with tranquil satisfaction; that it pleases if we also do not possess it and we are still far removed from demanding to possess it."
- Moses Mendelssohn
(Related: Beauty, Satisfaction)

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

"A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power."
- George Meredith
(Related: Beauty, Power, Treasure, Witty, Woman)

"The beauty of jazz is that it's malleable. People are addressing it to suit their own personalities."
- Pat Metheny
(Related: Beauty, People, Jazz)

"If in my youth I had realized that the sustaining splendour of beauty of with which I was in love would one day flood back into my heart, there to ignite a flame that would torture me without end, how gladly would I have put out the light in my eyes."
- Michelangelo
(Related: Beauty, Love, Heart, Day, End, Eyes, Light, Youth)

"Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come."
- Michelangelo
(Related: Beauty, Perception)

"Beauty is whatever gives joy."
- Edna St. Vincent Millay
(Related: Beauty, Joy)

"Beauty is nature's brag, and must be shown in courts, at feasts, and high solemnities, where most may wonder at the workmanship."
- John Milton
(Related: Beauty, Nature, May, Wonder)

"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
(Related: Love, Work, Beauty, Wishing, Wonder)

"There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness."
- Maria Mitchell
(Related: Beauty, Happiness)

"We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry."
- Maria Montessori
(Related: Beauty, Imagination, Poetry, Science, Logic, Mathematics)

"Faith goes out through the window when beauty comes in at the door."
- George Edward Moore
(Related: Beauty, Faith)

"Beauty is everlasting And dust is for a time."
- Marianne Moore
(Related: Beauty, Time)

"Beyond the beauty, the sex, the titillation, the surface, there is a human being. And that has to emerge."
- Jeanne Moreau
(Related: Beauty, Sex, Being)

"All cities are mad: but the madness is gallant. All cities are beautiful: but the beauty is grim."
- Christopher Morley
(Related: Beauty, Cities, Madness)

"In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty."
- Christopher Morley
(Related: Beauty, Heart, Answers, Man)

"Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting; she is never plain. She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief, the souvenir of pain."
- Christopher Morley
(Related: Beauty, Grief, Lonely, Mind, Pain, Shadow)

"For two thousand years, the Church has guided the development of music, carefully legislating to fuse artistic talent and aesthetic beauty with the demands of the Faith."
- Richard Morris
(Related: Beauty, Faith, Music, Talent, Development, Church, Years)

"At some point in life the world's beauty becomes enough. You don't need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough."
- Toni Morrison
(Related: Beauty, Life, World)

"Every performance is different. That's the beauty of it."
- Van Morrison
(Related: Beauty, Performance)

"Mathematics are the result of mysterious powers which no one understands, and which the unconscious recognition of beauty must play an important part. Out of an infinity of designs a mathematician chooses one pattern for beauty's sake and pulls it down to earth."
- Marston Morse
(Related: Beauty, Earth, Infinity, Mathematics, Play, Result, Unconscious)

"Walk on a rainbow trail; walk on a trail of song, and all about you will be beauty. There is a way out of every dark mist, over a rainbow trail."
- Robert Motherwell
(Related: Beauty, Song, Will)

"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul."
- John Muir
(Related: Beauty, Nature, Soul, Strength, Body, May, Needs, Play)

"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
(Related: Life, Beauty, Truth, Contemplation, Day, Mystery, Perfection, Poverty, Sight, Sound)

"I always say beauty is only sin deep."
- Hector Hugh Munro
(Related: Beauty, Deep, Sin)

"It is now time to reverse the trend we have seen developing over the years, that of beauty at all costs and health will take care of itself."
- Bill Munson
(Related: Beauty, Health, Time, Care, Now, Will, Years)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Art, Beauty, Thought, Being, Expression, Fact, Nothing)

"Beauty is but a flower, which wrinkles will devour."
- Thomas Nash
(Related: Beauty, Will)

"But my most favourite pursuit, after my daily exertions at the Foundry, was Astronomy. There were frequently clear nights when the glorious objects in the Heavens were seen in most attractive beauty and brilliancy."
- James Nasmyth
(Related: Beauty, Astronomy, Pursuit)

"Beauty makes idiots sad and wise men merry."
- George Jean Nathan
(Related: Beauty, Men, Idiots)

"We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open."
- Jawaharlal Nehru
(Related: Beauty, Adventure, Charm, End, Eyes, Open, World)

"The books that help you most are those which make you think that most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty."
- Pablo Neruda
(Related: Beauty, Truth, Thought, Books, Deep, Help, Learning, Reading)

"Beauty and brains, pleasure and usability - they should go hand in hand."
- Donald Norman
(Related: Beauty, Pleasure)

"Truth is a thing immortal and perpetual, and it gives to us a beauty that fades not away in time."
- Frank Norris
(Related: Beauty, Time, Truth)

"I had a lot of resentment for a while toward Kim Novak. But I don't mind her anymore. She's okay. We've become friends. I even asked her before this trip for some beauty tips."
- Kim Novak
(Related: Beauty, Friends, Mind, Resentment)

"If the world could remain within a frame like a painting on the wall, I think we'd see the beauty then and stand staring in awe."
- Conor Oberst
(Related: Beauty, Painting, World)

"Suddenly life has new meaning to me, there's beauty up above and things we never take notice of, you wake up suddenly you're in love."
- Billy Ocean
(Related: Beauty, Life, Love, Meaning)

"In such ugly times, the only true protest is beauty."
- Phil Ochs
(Related: Beauty, Protest, Ugly)

"I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty."
- Georgia O'Keeffe
(Related: Beauty)

"You get more churches burned down in the United States in the last two years than in the last hundred, because of the lack of understanding of culture and diversity and the beauty of it."
- Edward James Olmos
(Related: Beauty, Churches, Culture, Diversity, states, Understanding, United, Years)

"Beauty is less important than quality."
- Eugene Ormandy
(Related: Beauty, Quality)

"We come in many different shapes and sizes, and we need to support each other and our differences. Our beauty is in our differences."
- Carre Otis
(Related: Beauty, Support)

"A child does not notice the greatness and the beauty of nature and the splendor of God in his works."
- Rudolf Otto
(Related: Beauty, Nature, God, Greatness)

"Familiarity is a magician that is cruel to beauty but kind to ugliness."
- Ouida
(Related: Beauty, Familiarity, Ugliness)

"Beauty is only skin deep."
- Thomas Overbury
(Related: Beauty, Deep, Skin)

"Beauty is a fragile gift."
- Ovid
(Related: Beauty)

"Enhance and intensify one's vision of that synthesis of truth and beauty which is the highest and deepest reality."
- Ovid
(Related: Beauty, Truth, Vision, Reality)

"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
(Related: History, Beauty, Men, Change, Greatness, Meaning, Nobility, Order, Validity)

"Beauty is our weapon against nature; by it we make objects, giving them limit, symmetry, proportion. Beauty halts and freezes the melting flux of nature."
- Camille Paglia
(Related: Beauty, Nature, Giving)

"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
(Related: Art, Beauty, Emotion, Meaning, Pleasure, Terror, Value, Will)

"Beauty fades! I just turned 29, so I probably don't have that many good years left in me."
- Gwyneth Paltrow
(Related: Beauty, Years)

"Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick."
- Gwyneth Paltrow
(Related: Beauty, Being, Skin)

"I really like where Tony Robbins says that we're all hypnotized to see beauty this one specific way, and it's true."
- Gwyneth Paltrow
(Related: Beauty)

"Even in decline, a virtuous man increases the beauty of his behavior. A burning stick, though turned to the ground, has its flame drawn upwards."
- Saskya Pandita
(Related: Beauty, Behavior, Man)

"Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: 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
(Related: Life, Beauty, Boldness, Destruction, Disease)

"I don't like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn't of much value. Life hasn't revealed its beauty to them."
- Boris Pasternak
(Related: Beauty, Life, People, Virtue, Value)

"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
(Related: Art, Beauty, Poetry, Formula, Writers)

"What is important, then, is not that the critic should possess a correct abstract definition of beauty for the intellect, but a certain kind of temperament, the power of being deeply moved by the presence of beautiful objects."
- Walter Pater
(Related: Beauty, Power, Being, Intellect, Temperament)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Art, Love, Beauty, Wisdom, Desire, Literary, Passion, Sense)

"Whenever, at a party, I have been in the mood to study fools, I have always looked for a great beauty: they always gather round her like flies around a fruit stall."
- Jean Paul
(Related: Flies, Fools, Party, Study)

"Beauty attracts us men; but if, like an armed magnet it is pointed, beside, with gold and silver, it attracts with tenfold power."
- Jean Paul
(Related: Beauty, Power, Men, Gold)

"Liturgy is like a strong tree whose beauty is derived from the continuous renewal of its leaves, but whose strength comes from the old trunk, with solid roots in the ground."
- Pope Paul VI
(Related: Beauty, Strength, Old)

"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."
- Amanda Peet
(Related: Beauty, Deep, Fun, Skin, Talk, Want)

"It's just poetry, beauty and love. How hard can that be to act?"
- Robin Wright Penn
(Related: Beauty, Love, Poetry, Act)

"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
(Related: Marriage, Beauty, Money, Wife, Friend, Virtue, Body, Mind, Self)

"But I think it is a serious issue to wonder about the other platonic absolutes of say beauty and morality."
- Roger Penrose
(Related: Beauty, Morality, Wonder)

"Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder."
- Laurence J. Peter
(Related: Beauty, Truth, Competence, Eye)

"Rarely do great beauty and great virtue dwell together."
- Petrarch
(Related: Beauty, Virtue)

"The flowers anew, returning seasons bring; but beauty faded has no second spring."
- Ambrose Philips
(Related: Beauty, Flowers, Seasons, Spring)

"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
(Related: Art, Beauty, Love, Instinct, Woman)

"I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within."
- Titus Maccius Plautus
(Related: Beauty, Character, Fortune, Jewels)

"Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words."
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Beauty, Poetry, Creation, Words)

"Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears."
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Beauty, Soul, Development, Tears)

"I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty."
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Beauty, Poetry, Creation, Words)

"Beauty is produced by the pleasing appearance and good taste of the whole, and by the dimensions of all the parts being duly proportioned to each other."
- Marcus V. Pollio
(Related: Beauty, Appearance, Being, Taste)

"The real sin against life is to abuse and destroy beauty, even one's own even more, one's own, for that has been put in our care and we are responsible for its well-being."
- Katherine Anne Porter
(Related: Life, Beauty, Abuse, Care, Sin)

"Every man who has shown the world the way to beauty, to true culture, has been a rebel, a 'universal' without patriotism, without home, who has found his people everywhere."
- Chaim Potok
(Related: Beauty, Home, Patriotism, People, Culture, Man, World)

"So as I look at transitioning to the communication platforms of the future, I see that the beauty of Internet protocols is you get the separation of the layers between service and technology."
- Michael K. Powell
(Related: Beauty, Technology, Communication, Future, Internet, Separation, Service)

"Our scientific age demands that we provide definitions, measurements, and statistics in order to be taken seriously. Yet most of the important things in life cannot be precisely defined or measured. Can we define or measure love, beauty, friendship, or decency, for example?"
- Dennis Prager
(Related: Age, Life, Beauty, Friendship, Love, Decency, Example, Measure, Order, Statistics)

"Beauty is the still birth of suffering, every woman knows that."
- Emily Prager
(Related: Beauty, Suffering, Woman)

"Beauty doesn't need ornaments. Softness can't bear the weight of ornaments."
- Munshi Premchand
(Related: Beauty, Weight)

"Inner beauty should be the most important part of improving one's self."
- Priscilla Presley
(Related: Beauty, Self)

"For, when with beauty we can virtue join, We paint the semblance of a form divine."
- Matthew Prior
(Related: Beauty, Virtue)

"I like the beauty of Faulkner's poetry. But I don't like his themes, not at all."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Beauty, Poetry)

"There is little premium in poetry in a world that thinks of Pound and Whitman as a weight and a sampler, not an Ezra, a Walt, a thing of beauty, a joy forever."
- Anna Quindlen
(Related: Poetry, Beauty, Joy, Weight, World)

"Celibacy is not just a matter of not having sex. It is a way of admiring a person for their humanity, maybe even for their beauty."
- Timothy Radcliffe
(Related: Beauty, Sex, Celibacy, Humanity)

"Beauty is power; a smile is its sword."
- John Ray
(Related: Beauty, Power, Smile)

"Congress has an obligation to protect our country's natural beauty, embodied in our nation's parks, rivers, and breathtaking landscapes."
- Dave Reichert
(Related: Beauty, Congress, Country, Nation, Obligation, Rivers)

"One of the things that people don't realize is that that natural beauty, those recreational forests, they have an economic development impact for the state as well."
- Ed Rendell
(Related: Beauty, People, Development, State)

"The pain passes, but the beauty remains."
- Pierre Auguste Renoir
(Related: Beauty, Pain)

"Shortly thereafter, some friends encouraged me to try out for the Miss South Carolina World beauty pageant. To my surprise, I won - and was sent to New York City to compete nationally."
- Donna Rice
(Related: Beauty, Friends, World)

"Through my optimism I naturally prefer and capture the beauty in life."
- Leni Riefenstahl
(Related: Beauty, Life, Optimism)

"Search for beauty without features, something deeper than any signs."
- Francesca da Rimini
(Related: Beauty)

"For the greater beauty of the instrument, the balls representing the planets are to be of considerable bigness; but so contrived, that they may be taken off at pleasure, and others, much smaller, and fitter for some purposes, put in their places."
- David Rittenhouse
(Related: Beauty, May, Pleasure)

"Beauty is not everything!"
- Chita Rivera
(Related: Beauty)

"The ideal beauty is a fugitive which is never found."
- Joan Rivers
(Related: Beauty)

"Jazz is a very democratic musical form. It comes out of a communal experience. We take our respective instruments and collectively create a thing of beauty."
- Max Roach
(Related: Beauty, Experience, Jazz)

"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."
- Anne Roiphe
(Related: Beauty, Expression, Open, Smile, Woman)

"Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better."
- Henry Rollins
(Related: Beauty, Life, Loneliness, Night)

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: Beauty, Dreams, Future)

"She gave up beauty in her tender youth, gave all her hope and joy and pleasant ways; she covered up her eyes lest they should gaze on vanity, and chose the bitter truth."
- Christina Rossetti
(Related: Beauty, Truth, Hope, Eyes, Joy, Vanity, Youth)

"Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued."
- Jean Rostand
(Related: Art, Beauty, Nothing, Ugliness)

"Somehow a bachelor never quite gets over the idea that he is a thing of beauty and a boy forever."
- Helen Rowland
(Related: Beauty, Idea)

"A bachelor never quite gets over the idea that he is a thing of beauty and a boy forever."
- Helen Rowland
(Related: Beauty, Idea)

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do."
- Rumi
(Related: Beauty, Love)

"Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Beauty, Strength, Endurance, Patience)

"Beauty deprived of its proper foils and adjuncts ceases to be enjoyed as beauty, just as light deprived of all shadows ceases to be enjoyed as light."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Beauty, Light, Shadows)

"Our hearts were drunk with a beauty Our eyes could never see."
- George William Russell
(Related: Beauty, Eyes)

"Where is there beauty when you see deprivation and starvation?"
- Rosalind Russell
(Related: Beauty, Starvation)

"I'm very accepting with my age. It's like notches on your belt: experience, wisdom, and a different kind of beauty."
- Zoe Saldana
(Related: Beauty, Age, Experience, Wisdom)

"The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile; intellectual superiority is a possession glorious and eternal."
- Sallust
(Related: Beauty, Superiority, Wealth, Fame, Possession)

"The beauty that addresses itself to the eyes is only the spell of the moment; the eye of the body is not always that of the soul."
- George Sand
(Related: Beauty, Soul, Body, Eye, Eyes)

"When I was young my Father used to tell me that the two most worthwhile pursuits in life were the pursuit of truth and of beauty and I believe that Alfred Nobel must have felt much the same when he gave these prizes for literature and the sciences."
- Frederick Sanger
(Related: Beauty, Life, Father, Truth, Literature, Prizes, Pursuit)

"The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than any logician or theologian, unless the latter, too, be lovers in disguise."
- George Santayana
(Related: Beauty, Disguise, Lovers)

"Unless action is taken soon - unless we can display the same vision of that earlier period - we will lose the treasure of California's open space and environmental beauty."
- Adam Schiff
(Related: Beauty, Environmental, Action, Vision, Open, Space, Treasure, Will)

"Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom."
- Friedrich Schiller
(Related: Beauty, Freedom, Grace, Influence)

"The key to education is the experience of beauty."
- Friedrich Schiller
(Related: Beauty, Education, Experience, Key)

"Beauty is that which is simultaneously attractive and sublime."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Beauty)

"Surely these women won't lose any more of their beauty and charm by putting a ballot in a ballot box once a year than they are likely to lose standing in foundries or laundries all year round. There is no harder contest than the contest for bread, let me tell you that."
- Rose Schneiderman
(Related: Beauty, Women, Charm)

"The beauty of this country and what people participate in is the competitive nature that we allow to exist and the fact is that we are better because we have great competitors."
- Lee Scott
(Related: Beauty, Nature, People, Country, Fact)

"Then Christ shall be clothed with all the beauty of the elect as if with a long tunic variously adorned, in which He shall shine as if covered with all manner of precious stones."
- Saint Bonaventure Sequoyah
(Related: Beauty, Christ)

"Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Love, Beauty, Truth, Knowledge, Virtue, Glory, Humanity)

"Beauty is a short-lived tyranny."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Beauty, Tyranny)

"Beauty is all very well at first sight; but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?"
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Beauty, First, Sight)

"Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(Related: Beauty, Poetry, World)

"Obscenity, which is ever blasphemy against the divine beauty in life, is a monster for which the corruption of society forever brings forth new food, which it devours in secret."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(Related: Beauty, Society, Food, Life, Corruption)

"Grandeur and beauty are so very opposite, that you often diminish the one as you increase the other. Variety is most akin to the latter, simplicity to the former."
- William Shenstone
(Related: Beauty, Simplicity, Variety)

"What is sacred among one people may be ridiculous in another; and what is despised or rejected by one cultural group, may in a different environment become the cornerstone for a great edifice of strange grandeur and beauty."
- Hu Shih
(Related: Beauty, People, Environment, May)

"I am a thing of beauty."
- Frank Sinatra
(Related: Beauty)

"In the 19th century, you had bourgeois art without politics - an almost frozen idea of what beauty is."
- Douglas Sirk
(Related: Art, Beauty, Politics, Idea)

"And at five o'clock in the morning we left to drive to Old Tucson, and I sat with my mouth open in the van. I was stunned by the beauty of that country."
- Erika Slezak
(Related: Beauty, Country, Old, Open)

"Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams."
- Ashley Smith
(Related: Dreams, Life, Beauty, Faces, Fight, Potential, Rain, Wind)

"The cottage garden; most for use designed, Yet not of beauty destitute."
- Charlotte Smith
(Related: Beauty, Garden)

"Time takes the ugliness and horror out of death and turns it into beauty."
- Dodie Smith
(Related: Beauty, Death, Time, Horror, Ugliness)

"Every one who has a heart, however ignorant of architecture he may be, feels the transcendent beauty and poetry of the mediaeval churches."
- Goldwin Smith
(Related: Architecture, Beauty, Poetry, Heart, Churches, May)

"Do not try to push your way through to the front ranks of your profession; do not run after distinctions and rewards; but do your utmost to find an entry into the world of beauty."
- Sydney Smith
(Related: Beauty, Profession, World)

"Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind."
- Socrates
(Related: Beauty, Delight, Man)

"Beauty is a short-lived tyranny."
- Socrates
(Related: Beauty, Tyranny)

"The past itself, as historical change continues to accelerate, has become the most surreal of subjects - making it possible... to see a new beauty in what is vanishing."
- Susan Sontag
(Related: Beauty, Change, Past)

"Remember always that the composer's pen is still mightier than the bow of the violinist; in you lie all the possibilities of the creation of beauty."
- John Philip Sousa
(Related: Beauty, Lie, Creation, Pen, Possibilities)

"Grand opera is the most powerful of stage appeals and that almost entirely through the beauty of music."
- John Philip Sousa
(Related: Beauty, Music, Opera)

"I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity, order or confusion. Only in relation to our imagination can things be called beautiful or ugly, well-ordered or confused."
- Baruch Spinoza
(Related: Beauty, Imagination, Nature, Confusion, Order, Ugly)

"Nothing can atone for the lack of modesty; without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable."
- Richard Steele
(Related: Beauty, Modesty, Nothing, Wit)

"Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man."
- Edward Steichen
(Related: Beauty, Feelings, Wealth, Confusion, Earth, Force, Man, Photography)

"A small house must depend on its grouping with other houses for its beauty, and for the preservation of light air and the maximum of surrounding open space."
- Clarence Stein
(Related: Beauty, Houses, Light, Open, Space)

"This is the beauty of the Qur'an: it asks you to reflect and reason, and not to worship the sun or moon but the One who has created everything. The Qur'an asks man to reflect upon the sun and moon and God's creation in general."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Beauty, God, Creation, Man, Moon, Reason, Sun, Worship)

"I do not know which to prefer, The beauty of inflections, Or the beauty of innuendoes, The blackbird whistling, Or just after."
- Wallace Stevens
(Related: Beauty)

"Death is the mother of Beauty; hence from her, alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams and our desires."
- Wallace Stevens
(Related: Death, Dreams, Mother, Beauty, Fulfillment)

"Do you know the difference between a beautiful woman and a charming one? A beauty is a woman you notice, a charmer is one who notices you."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Beauty, Difference, Woman)

"A beauty is a woman you notice; a charmer is one who notices you."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Beauty, Woman)

"It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Beauty, Quality, Men, Old, Spirit, Trees)

"First, there is the bare beauty of the logs themselves with their long lines and firm curves. Then there is the open charm felt of the structural features which are not hidden under plaster and ornament, but are clearly revealed, a charm felt in Japanese architecture."
- Gustav Stickley
(Related: Architecture, Beauty, Charm, First, Open)

"There are elements of intrinsic beauty in the simplification of a house built on the log cabin idea."
- Gustav Stickley
(Related: Beauty, Idea)

"So, we just kind of created our own thing and that's part of the beauty of Athens: is that it's so off the map and there's no way you could ever be the East Village or an L.A. scene or a San Francisco scene, that it just became its own thing."
- Michael Stipe
(Related: Beauty)

"A woman can be very beautiful and an ideal model and she will photograph incredibly well, but she'll appear in film and it won't work. What works is some fusion of physical beauty with some mental field or whatever you call it. I don't know."
- Oliver Stone
(Related: Beauty, Work, Film, Will, Woman)

"I thought it might be a good move to get into a beauty contest so I tried for Miss Pennsylvania and won. I think that helped me get noticed, at least by the people of Pennsylvania."
- Sharon Stone
(Related: Beauty, Thought, People)

"You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your own soul's doing."
- Marie Carmichael Stopes
(Related: Beauty, Soul, Credit, Will)

"You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul's own doing."
- Marie Stopes
(Related: Beauty, Soul, Credit, Will)

"Beauty is desired in order that it may be befouled; not for its own sake, but for the joy brought by the certainty of profaning it."
- Tom Stoppard
(Related: Beauty, Certainty, Joy, May, Order)

"So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why doesn't somebody wake up to the beauty of old women."
- Harriet Beecher Stowe
(Related: Beauty, Women, Girls, Old)

"I didn't have any confidence in my beauty when I was young. I felt like a character actress, and I still do."
- Meryl Streep
(Related: Beauty, Character, Confidence)

"The concept of active cooperation has taken the place of opposition to the new form of government and of dreamy resignation entranced with the beauty of times past."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: Beauty, Government, Cooperation, Opposition, Past, Resignation)

"Physical beauty is such a strange thing."
- Jock Sturges
(Related: Beauty)

"We have magnificent brains, but we use a great deal of our brilliance to keep ourselves stuck and ignorant, to keep ourselves from not shining. We are so afraid of our beauty and radiance and brilliance because it scared the adults around us when we were children."
- Patricia Sun
(Related: Beauty, Children)

"What is man's ultimate direction in life? It is to look for love, truth, virtue, and beauty."
- Shinichi Suzuki
(Related: Beauty, Love, Truth, Life, Virtue, Direction, Man)

"Every article on these islands has an almost personal character, which gives this simple life, where all art is unknown, something of the artistic beauty of medieval life."
- John Millington Synge
(Related: Art, Beauty, Life, Character, Islands)

"By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower."
- Rabindranath Tagore
(Related: Beauty)

"Beauty is truth's smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror."
- Rabindranath Tagore
(Related: Beauty, Truth, Smile)

"Find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and dark which that thing provides."
- Junichiro Tanizaki
(Related: Beauty, Light, Shadows)

"We Orientals find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and darkness which that thing provides."
- Junichiro Tanizaki
(Related: Beauty, Darkness, Light, Shadows)

"Personality is more important than beauty, but imagination is more important than both of them."
- Laurette Taylor
(Related: Imagination, Beauty, Personality)

"For the mind disturbed, the still beauty of dawn is nature's finest balm."
- Edwin Way Teale
(Related: Beauty, Nature, Dawn, Mind)

"The difference between utility and utility plus beauty is the difference between telephone wires and the spider web."
- Edwin Way Teale
(Related: Beauty, Difference)

"Beauty, more than bitterness, makes the heart break."
- Sara Teasdale
(Related: Beauty, Heart, Bitterness)

"Oh who can tell the range of joy or set the bounds of beauty?"
- Sara Teasdale
(Related: Beauty, Joy)

"You may keep your beauty and your health, unless you destroy them yourself, or discourage them to stay with you, by using them ill."
- William Temple
(Related: Beauty, Health, May)

"I want, of course, peace, grace, and beauty. How do you do that? You work for it."
- Studs Terkel
(Related: Work, Beauty, Peace, Grace, Want)

"For every moment of triumph, for every instance of beauty, many souls must be trampled."
- Hunter S. Thompson
(Related: Beauty)

"That brings me to Dennis Ritchie. Our collaboration has been a thing of beauty."
- Ken Thompson
(Related: Beauty, Collaboration)

"I know no subject more elevating, more amazing, more ready to the poetical enthusiasm, the philosophical reflection, and the moral sentiment than the works of nature. Where can we meet such variety, such beauty, such magnificence?"
- James Thomson
(Related: Beauty, Nature, Enthusiasm, Magnificence, Reflection, Sentiment, Variety)

"The perception of beauty is a moral test."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Beauty, Perception)

"Alas! how little does the memory of these human inhabitants enhance the beauty of the landscape!"
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Beauty, Memory)

"Wealth, beauty, and fame are transient. When those are gone, little is left except the need to be useful."
- Gene Tierney
(Related: Beauty, Wealth, Fame)

"The ever increasing spiritual damage caused by life within the big city will make this hunger practically uncontrollable when we build here on this the landscape of our homeland we must be clear that we will protect its beauty."
- Fritz Todt
(Related: Beauty, Life, Hunger, Spiritual, Will)

"In places where this beauty has already disappeared, we will reconstruct it."
- Fritz Todt
(Related: Beauty, Will)

"What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness."
- Leo Tolstoy
(Related: Beauty, Goodness, Illusion)

"It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness."
- Leo Tolstoy
(Related: Beauty, Delusion, Goodness)

"If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in the library?"
- Lily Tomlin
(Related: Beauty, Truth, Hair)

"No eyes that have seen beauty ever lose their sight."
- Jean Toomer
(Related: Beauty, Eyes, Sight)

"That's one of the nice things. I mean, part of the beauty of me is that I'm very rich. So if I need $600 million, I can put $600 million myself. That's a huge advantage. I must tell you, that's a huge advantage over the other candidates."
- Donald Trump
(Related: Beauty)

"The leading edge in evidence presentation is in science; the leading edge in beauty is in high art."
- Edward Tufte
(Related: Art, Beauty, Science, Leading)

"When you are balanced and when you listen and attend to the needs of your body, mind, and spirit, your natural beauty comes out."
- Christy Turlington
(Related: Beauty, Body, Mind, Needs, Spirit)

"I sincerely feel that beauty largely comes from within."
- Christy Turlington
(Related: Beauty)

"There is no definition of beauty, but when you can see someone's spirit coming through, something unexplainable, that's beautiful to me."
- Liv Tyler
(Related: Beauty, Spirit)

"Solitude has its own very strange beauty to it."
- Liv Tyler
(Related: Beauty, Solitude)

"All things are perceived in the light of charity, and hence under the aspect of beauty; for beauty is simply reality seen with the eyes of love."
- Evelyn Underhill
(Related: Beauty, Love, Charity, Eyes, Light, Reality)

"Hollywood needs to recognise all shades of African American beauty."
- Gabrielle Union
(Related: Beauty, African, American, Hollywood, Needs)

"I do believe very much in the idea of unexpected or "convulsive" beauty - beauty in the service of liberty."
- Jeff Vandermeer
(Related: Beauty, Idea, Liberty, Service)

"As an inspiration to the author, I do not think the cat can be over-estimated. He suggests so much grace, power, beauty, motion, mysticism. I do not wonder that many writers love cats; I am only surprised that all do not."
- Carl Van Vechten
(Related: Love, Beauty, Power, Inspiration, Cats, Grace, Wonder, Writers)

"Beauty magazines make my girlfriend feel ugly."
- James De La Vega
(Related: Beauty, Girlfriend, Ugly)

"All the beauty of the world, 'tis but skin deep."
- Ralph Venning
(Related: Beauty, Deep, Skin, World)

"Art ought never to be considered except in its relations with its ideal beauty."
- Alfred de Vigny
(Related: Art, Beauty)

"Black beauty - he's a dark horse."
- Tim Vine
(Related: Beauty)

"I have no right to beauty. I had been condemned to masculine ugliness."
- Renee Vivien
(Related: Beauty, Right, Ugliness)

"It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We must feel and be affected by it."
- Voltaire
(Related: Beauty, Work)

"Once you go inside and weed through the muck, you will find the real beauty, the truth about yourself."
- Lindsay Wagner
(Related: Beauty, Truth, Will)

"I've developed into quite a swan. I'm one of those people that will probably look better and better as I get older - until I drop dead of beauty."
- Rufus Wainwright
(Related: Beauty, People, Will)

"That which you create in beauty and goodness and truth lives on for all time to come. Don't spend your life accumulating material objects that will only turn to dust and ashes."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Beauty, Life, Time, Truth, Goodness, Will)

"I think one of the things that language poets are very involved with is getting away from conventional ideas of beauty, because those ideas contain a certain attitude toward women, certain attitudes toward sex, certain attitudes toward race, etc."
- Diane Wakoski
(Related: Beauty, Women, Sex, Ideas, Attitude, Language, Poets, Race)

"Visual surprise is natural in the Caribbean; it comes with the landscape, and faced with its beauty, the sigh of History dissolves."
- Derek Walcott
(Related: History, Beauty)

"Beauty is altogether in the eye of the beholder."
- Lew Wallace
(Related: Beauty, Eye)

"There's one more thing I want to say. It's a touchy subject. Black beauty. Black sensuality. We live in a culture where the beauty of black people isn't always as celebrated as other types. I'd like to help change that if I can!"
- Jody Watley
(Related: Beauty, Change, People, Culture, Help, Sensuality, Want)

"Beauty always promises, but never gives anything."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Beauty, Promises)

"Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Equality, Beauty, Truth, Grace, Humanism, Infinite, Liberty, Thinking, Value, Wrong)

"The beauty of golf, you're in charge out here."
- Mike Weir
(Related: Beauty, Golf)

"As Ralph's character begins to discover the political thriller aspect of the film, he falls deeper in love with his wife, so the two run together. That's the beauty of this film. It has fast pace and excitement, but it also has heart and soul."
- Rachel Weisz
(Related: Beauty, Love, Wife, Soul, Heart, Character, Excitement, Film)

"Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away."
- Fay Weldon
(Related: Beauty, Nature, Women, First, Present)

"Beauty is in the heart of the beholder."
- H. G. Wells
(Related: Beauty, Heart)

"The beauty of independence, departure, actions that rely on themselves."
- Walt Whitman
(Related: Beauty, Actions, Departure, Independence)

"Beauty seen is never lost, God's colors all are fast."
- John Greenleaf Whittier
(Related: Beauty, God, Colors)

"There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life's sores the better."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Beauty, Life, Sympathy, Joy, Pain)

"It is very necessary to have markers of beauty left in a world seemingly bent on making the most evil ugliness."
- Thornton Wilder
(Related: Beauty, Evil, Ugliness, World)

"So every creative act strives to attain an absolute status; it longs to create a world of beauty to triumph over chaos and convert it to order."
- Rowan D. Williams
(Related: Beauty, Act, Chaos, Order, World)

"What I loved about 'Summer' was that they were these four bright kids with a wonderful future. In a way, she was the one with the brains, and then you have the beauty queen and the jock and the introvert."
- Kevin Williamson
(Related: Beauty, Future, Kids, Queen)

"We need a balanced, long term energy policy to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and preserve the beauty of the land we love."
- Heather Wilson
(Related: Beauty, Love, Policy, Dependence, Energy, Land, Oil)

"One of the basic things about a string is that it can vibrate in many different shapes or forms, which gives music its beauty."
- Edward Witten
(Related: Beauty, Music)

"But the beauty of Einstein's equations, for example, is just as real to anyone who's experienced it as the beauty of music. We've learned in the 20th century that the equations that work have inner harmony."
- Edward Witten
(Related: Beauty, Work, Music, Example, Harmony)

"No matter what a woman's appearance may be, it will be used to undermine what she is saying and taken to individualize - as her personal problem - observations she makes about the beauty myth in society."
- Naomi Wolf
(Related: Beauty, Society, Appearance, May, Myth, Saying, Will, Woman)

"Most urgently, women's identity must be premised upon our "beauty" so that we will remain vulnerable to outside approval, carrying the vital sensitive organ of self-esteem exposed to the air."
- Naomi Wolf
(Related: Women, Approval, Identity, Self, Will)

"'Beauty' is a currency system like the gold standard. Like any economy, it is determined by politics, and in the modern age in the West is is the last, best belief system that keeps male dominance intact."
- Naomi Wolf
(Related: Age, Politics, Belief, Economy, Gold)

"This is the artist, then, life's hungry man, the glutton of eternity, beauty's miser, glory's slave."
- Tom Wolfe
(Related: Beauty, Life, Artist, Eternity, Glory, Glutton, Man, Miser)

"Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison."
- Mary Wollstonecraft
(Related: Beauty, Body, Mind, Prison, Woman)

"Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that's a real treat."
- Joanne Woodward
(Related: Beauty, Day, Man, Now)

"The beauty of the world, which is so soon to perish, has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder."
- Virginia Woolf
(Related: Beauty, Heart, Laughter, World)

"The beautiful seems right by force of beauty, and the feeble wrong because of weakness."
- Virginia Woolf
(Related: Beauty, Force, Right, Weakness, Wrong)

"The human mind is capable of excitement without the application of gross and violent stimulants; and he must have a very faint perception of its beauty and dignity who does not know this."
- William Wordsworth
(Related: Beauty, Perception, Dignity, Excitement, Mind)

"In things to be seen at once, much variety makes confusion, another vice of beauty. In things that are not seen at once, and have no respect one to another, great variety is commendable, provided this variety transgress not the rules of optics and geometry."
- Christopher Wren
(Related: Beauty, Confusion, Geometry, Respect, Rules, Variety, Vice)

"The architect should strive continually to simplify; the ensemble of the rooms should then be carefully considered that comfort and utility may go hand in hand with beauty."
- Frank Lloyd Wright
(Related: Beauty, Comfort, May)

"Wit is more necessary than beauty; and I think no young woman ugly that has it, and no handsome woman agreeable without it."
- William Wycherley
(Related: Beauty, Ugly, Wit, Woman)

"For what the horse does under compulsion, as Simon also observes, is done without understanding; and there is no beauty in it either, any more than if one should whip and spur a dancer."
- Xenophon
(Related: Beauty, Understanding)

"A horse is a thing of beauty... none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor."
- Xenophon
(Related: Beauty, Will)

"If beauty isn't genius it usually signals at least a high level of animal cunning."
- Peter York
(Related: Beauty, Genius, Cunning)

"All my writing is about the recognition that there is no single reality. But the beauty of it is that you nevertheless go on, walking towards utopia, which may not exist, on a bridge which might end before you reach the other side."
- Marguerite Young
(Related: Beauty, End, May, Reality, Utopia, Walking, Writing)

"Beauty is being in harmony with what you are."
- Peter Nivio Zarlenga
(Related: Beauty, Being, Harmony)

"Of course, all of the software I write runs on Linux; that's the beauty of standards, and of cross-platform code. I don't have to run your OS, and you don't have to run mine, and we can use the same applications anyway!"
- Jamie Zawinski
(Related: Beauty, Linux, Software)

"Beauty, of course, is the most important requirement and the paramount asset of the applicant."
- Florenz Ziegfeld
(Related: Beauty)

"Beauty is often worse than wine; intoxicating both the holder and beholder."
- John Zimmerman
(Related: Beauty, Wine)

"I am little concerned with beauty or perfection. I don't care for the great centuries. All I care about is life, struggle, intensity."
- Emile Zola
(Related: Beauty, Life, Care, Perfection, Struggle)

"You don't have to save the world, but you can be in the world-that's where the beauty comes from."
- Daphne Zuniga
(Related: Beauty, World)