Quotations About / On: BEAUTIFUL

  • 61.
    Celebrity distorts democracy by giving the rich, beautiful, and famous more authority than they deserve.
    (Maureen Dowd, U.S. journalist. The New York Times, "Giant Puppet Show," (September 10, 1995). About the debut of George, the political magazine edited by John F. Kennedy, Jr..)
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  • 62.
    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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  • 63.
    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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  • 64.
    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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  • 65.
    The good is the beautiful.
    (Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Lysis, 216 D....)
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  • 66.
    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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  • 67.
    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).)
  • 68.
    Mr. Jordan, I never seen anything as beautiful as that, not even in heaven.
    (Sidney Buchman (1902-1975), U.S. screenwriter, Seton I. Miller (1902-1974), U.S., and Alexander Hall. Joe Pendleton (Robert Montgomery), Here Comes Mr. Jordan, on his first sight of Bette (1941). From the play Heaven Can Wait by Harry Segall.)
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  • 69.
    All great and beautiful work has come of first gazing without shrinking into the darkness.
    (John Ruskin (1819-1900), British art critic, author. Modern Painters V, pt. 9, ch. 2 (1860).)
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  • 70.
    To the wise, therefore, a fact is true poetry, and the most beautiful of fables.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Nature, ch. 8 (1836, revised and repr. 1849).)
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