Quotations About / On:
The great tragedy of sciencethe 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).)
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).)
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).)
... 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).)
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).)
Our [British] summers are often, though beautiful for verdure, so cold, that they are rather cold winters.
(Horace Walpole (1717-1797), British author. Horace Walpole's Miscellany 1786-1795, p. 52, ed. Lars E. Troide, Yale University Press (1978).
Originally written in 1787.)
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.)
The lowest and vilest alleys of London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside.
(Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author. Sherlock Holmes to Watson, in "Copper Beeches," The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892).)
Babies are beautiful, wonderful, exciting, enchanting, extraordinary little creatureswho grow up into ordinary folk like us.
(Doris Dyson. quoted in What Is a Baby?, By Richard and Helen Exley.)
Art consists of limitation.... The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.
(Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), British author. "The Toy Theatre," Tremendous Trifles (1909).)