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Quotations About / On: BEAUTIFUL

  • 1.
    For the beautiful word begets the beautiful deed.
    (Thomas Mann (1875-1955), German author, critic. Originally published as Der Zauberberg, Fischer (1924). The Magic Mountain, ch. 4, p. 159, trans. by Helen T. Lowe-Porter, The Modern Library, McGraw-Hill (1955). Settembrini's credo.)
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  • 2.
    It is of no use to a woman to be young without being beautiful, or to be beautiful without being young.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 500 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
  • 3.
    Love and art do not embrace what is beautiful but what is made beautiful by this embrace.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
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  • 4.
    (1) Beautiful pens are not necessary for beautiful writings.
    (2) Beautiful wives are not necessary for beautiful domestic atmosphere.
    (3) Beautiful eyes are not necessary to trace beauty.
    (4) Beautiful dreams are not enough for beautiful deeds.
    (5) Beauty creators are often not externally beautiful.
    (6) Beauty lovers can find beauty even in dark and ugly things.
    (7) Morality is the beauty of soul.
    (8) Often beautiful souls hide behind ugly bodies and ugly souls behind beautiful bodies.
    (9) Beauty of body is rare but the beauty of soul is the most rare.
    (10) Each sense has its beauty but the beauty of seeing is the most common.
    (To my respected parents)
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  • 5.
    I feed on good soup, not beautiful language.
    (Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Chrysale, in The Learned Ladies (Les Femmes Savantes), act 2, sc. 7 (1672).)
  • 6.
    All surprisingly beautiful—stupendous, amazing, unequalled.
    (Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893), U.S. president. Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes: Nineteenth President of the United States, vol. V, p. 116, ed. Charles Richard Williams, The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 5 vols. (1922-1926), Diary (October 18, 1892). On viewing Chicago's Columbian Exposition of 1893.)
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  • 7.
    What is really beautiful must always be true.
    (Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle] (1783-1842), French novelist. Madame de Bonnivet, in Armance, ch. VI, Urbain Canel (1827), trans. C.K. Scott-Moncrieff, 1946.)
  • 8.
    What is the beautiful, if not the impossible.
    (Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French novelist. Trans. by William G. Allen. Pensées de Gustave Flaubert, p. 1, Conard (1915).)
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  • 9.
    That's beautiful.
    (Quentin Tarantino, U.S. screenwriter and director, and Roger Avary. Pumpkin (Tim Roth), Pulp Fiction, comment upon seeing the mysterious glowing interior of hit man Jules' (Samuel Jackson) briefcase (1994).)
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  • 10.
    The good is the beautiful.
    (Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Lysis, 216 D....)
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