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Quotations About / On: BEAUTIFUL

  • 51.
    Beautiful people are forgiven more often than the rest.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
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  • 52.
    It was impossible to praise it as beautiful, but it was also impossible to damn it as quaint.
    (E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. Where Angels Fear to Tread, ch. 2 (1905). Regarding a house in Monteriano.)
  • 53.
    It is beautiful to remember that he passed away as he wished, in the saddle riding hard.
    (Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973), U.S. president. The Dallas (Texas) News (May 27, 1937). On the death of J.P. Buchanan, Tenth Texas District.)
  • 54.
    In the NUDE, all that is not beautiful is obscene.
    (Robert Bresson (b. 1907), French film director. "Further Notes 1960-1974," Notes on the Cinematographer (1975).)
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  • 55.
    Beautiful, glorious Scotland, has spoilt me for every other country!
    (Mary Todd Lincoln (1818-1882), U.S. First Lady. letter, Aug. 21, 1869. The Mary Lincoln Letters (1956).)
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  • 56.
    The great tragedy of science—the slaying of a beautiful theory by an ugly fact.
    (Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895), British biologist. Presidential address, 1870, to the British Association for the Advancement of Science. Biogenesis and Abiogenesis, vol. 8, Collected Essays (1894).)
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  • 57.
    A memory is a beautiful thing, it's almost a desire that you miss.
    (Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French novelist. Letter, March 15, 1842, to Ernest Chevalier, trans. by William G. Allen. Correspondance, I, p. 102, Conard (1926-1933).)
  • 58.
    There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves.
    (Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938), U.S. author. The Web and the Rock, ch. 28 (1939).)
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  • 59.
    ... though we are nothing on this earth, I can tell you one thing: as beautiful as all sounds are, only Negroes are musicians.
    (Simone Schwarz-Bart (b. 1938), Gaudeloupean author. The Bridge of Beyond, p. 180, Éditions du Seuil (1972).)
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  • 60.
    To die for one's country is such a worthy fate that all compete for so beautiful a death.
    (Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Horace, in Horace, act 2, sc. 3 (1641).)
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