Quotes and Sayings about Ugliness



"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)

"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)

"In matters large and small, many people seemed concerned about churlishness, an ugliness in our relationships that appears to be increasing rather than decreasing."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: People, Relationships, Ugliness)

"In the matter of furnishing, I find a certain absence of ugliness far worse than ugliness."
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Related: Absence, Ugliness)

"I seated ugliness on my knee, and almost immediately grew tired of it."
- Salvador Dali
(Related: Ugliness)

"I'm not that obsessed with making representations of ugliness. Everything I've seen is beautiful."
- Otto Dix
(Related: Ugliness)

"The secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity, but in being uninteresting."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Being, Ugliness)

"Why do we go around acting as though everything was friendship and reliability when basically everything everywhere is full of sudden hate and ugliness?"
- Anna Freud
(Related: Friendship, Acting, Hate, Ugliness)

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

"Societies can be sunk by the weight of buried ugliness."
- Daniel Goleman
(Related: Ugliness, Weight)

"I love it when ugliness is beautiful. I love character flaws."
- Marcia Gay Harden
(Related: Love, Character, Flaws, Ugliness)

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

"There is a quality even meaner than outright ugliness or disorder, and this meaner quality is the dishonest mask of pretended order, achieved by ignoring or suppressing the real order that is struggling to exist and to be served."
- Jane Jacobs
(Related: Quality, Disorder, Ugliness)

"It's taken me a long time to become the person I am, for all the ugliness to fall away. The rotten flesh is gone, and the seed is there. I can touch that now."
- Lynn Johnston
(Related: Time, Now, Ugliness)

"They call me corrupt, frivolous. I am not at all privileged. Maybe the only privileged thing is my face. And corrupt? God! I would not look like this if I am corrupt. Some ugliness would settle down on my system."
- Imelda Marcos
(Related: Ugliness)

"I hate ugliness. You know I'm allergic to ugliness."
- Imelda Marcos
(Related: Hate, Ugliness)

"Stanley didn't shy away from true humanity or from the ugliness that all people are capable of."
- Matthew Modine
(Related: People, Humanity, Ugliness)

"Part of the reason for the ugliness of adults, in a child's eyes, is that the child is usually looking upwards, and few faces are at their best when seen from below."
- George Orwell
(Related: Eyes, Faces, Reason, Ugliness)

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

"From our ugliness will grow the soul of the world."
- Andrei Platonov
(Related: Soul, Ugliness, Will, World)

"The only sin is ugliness, and if we believed this with all our being, all other activities of the human spirit could be left to take care of themselves."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Being, Care, Sin, Spirit, Ugliness)

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

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

"America is supposed to be given over to ugliness. There are a good many ugly things there and the ugliest are the most pretentious."
- Goldwin Smith
(Related: America, Ugliness, Ugly)

"Everything that's realistic has some sort of ugliness in it. Even a flower is ugly when it wilts, a bird when it seeks its prey, the ocean when it becomes violent."
- Sharon Tate
(Related: Ocean, Ugliness, Ugly)

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

"There is nothing in machinery, there is nothing in embankments and railways and iron bridges and engineering devices to oblige them to be ugly. Ugliness is the measure of imperfection."
- H. G. Wells
(Related: Engineering, Imperfection, Measure, Nothing, Ugliness, Ugly)

"Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Fashion, Months, Ugliness)

"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)

"That was' one time when my technique absolutely deserted me, I must admit. There was a wax face that he had created himself to cover his own ugliness. I was in his clutches and I had to hit him in the face."
- Fay Wray
(Related: Time, Deserted, Ugliness)