Quotations About / On: BEAUTIFUL

  • 61.
    The two most beautiful words in the English language are "check enclosed."
    (Dorothy Parker (1893-1967), U.S. author and humorist. As quoted in The Late Mrs. Dorothy Parker, ch. 17, by Leslie Frewin (1986). Said in the 1920s; Parker, trying to earn her living as a writer, was referring to the financial insecurity of the profession.)
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  • 62.
    The most distinct and beautiful statement of any truth must take at last the mathematical form.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 386, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
  • 63.
    To rise from error to truth is rare and beautiful.
    (Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist. Trans. by William G. Allen. La Légende des siècles, preface (1859).)
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  • 64.
    The death ... of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
    (Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), U.S. author. "The Philosophy of Composition," Graham's Magazine (1846). Reflecting on memories of his dying mother.)
  • 65.
    Where one should see only what is beautiful, our public looks only for what is true.
    (Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), French poet, critic. "Théophile Gautier," part IV (1859).)
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  • 66.
    The beautiful has but one type, the ugly has a thousand.
    (Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist. Trans. by William G. Allen. Cromwell, preface (1827).)
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  • 67.
    Everything that is beautiful and noble is the product of reason and calculation.
    (Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), French poet. Selected Writings, ed. P.E. Charvet (1972). The Painter of Modern Life, sct. 11, published in L'Art Romantique (1869).)
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  • 68.
    The husbands of very beautiful women belong to the criminal classes.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Lord Henry, in The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. 15 (1891).)
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  • 69.
    All which is beautiful and noble is the result of reason and calculation.
    (Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), French poet, critic. The Painter of Modern Life, XI "In Praise of Cosmetics," (1863).)
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  • 70.
    All heiresses are beautiful.
    (John Dryden (1631-1700), British poet, dramatist, critic. Albanat, in King Arthur, act 1, sc. 1 (1691).)
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