Quotations About / On: BEAUTIFUL

  • 51.
    It was beautiful and simple as all truly great swindles are.
    (O. Henry [William Sydney Porter] (1862-1910), U.S. short-story writer. "The Octopus Marooned," The Gentle Grafter (1908).)
  • 52.
    It is dangerous sending a young man who is beautiful to Oxford.
    (Dudley Ryder (1691-1756), British Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench, diarist. Quoted in Arthur Marwick, "The Private Sphere," ch. 4, Beauty in History (1988).)
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  • 53.
    She was beautiful when she died—a hundred years ago.
    (Garrett Fort (1900-1945), U.S. screenwriter, and Lambert Hillyer. Prof. Von Helsing (Edward Van Sloan), Dracula's Daughter, at the end of the movie (1936). The character's name is Von Helsing here, although it was Van Helsing in Dracula; story suggested by Oliver Jeffries. Based on a story by Bram Stoker.)
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  • 54.
    Woman is a vulgar animal from whom man has created an excessively beautiful ideal.
    (Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French novelist. Trans. by William G. Allen. Pensées de Gustave Flaubert, p. 2, Conard (1915).)
  • 55.
    There is not one female comic who was beautiful as a little girl.
    (Joan Rivers (b. 1935), U.S. comedienne. Quoted in Los Angeles Times (May 10, 1974).)
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  • 56.
    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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  • 57.
    It was a thunderingly beautiful experience—voluptuous, sexual, dangerous, and expensive as hell.
    (Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (b. 1922), U.S. novelist. "Playboy Interview (1973)," Wampeters, Foma and Granfallons (1974). Of the Apollo launches.)
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  • 58.
    A hundred times have I thought New York is a catastrophe ... it is a beautiful catastrophe.
    (Le Corbusier [Charle Édouard Jeanne] (1887-1965), Swiss-born French architect. quoted in New York Herald Tribune (Aug. 6, 1961).)
  • 59.
    Music is a beautiful opiate, if you don't take it too seriously.
    (Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. "With Edgar Varèse in the Gobi Desert," The Air-Conditioned Nightmare (1945).)
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  • 60.
    How can you be beautiful and be for Women's Lib?
    (Anonymous (b. c. 1953), U.S. anti-feminist. As quoted in Ms. magazine, p. 46, by Wanda Urbanski (June 1974). Urbanski, blond, beautiful, and a self-proclaimed radical feminist, was quoting a question put to her by her best friend.)
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