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Quotations About / On: BEAUTIFUL

  • 61.
    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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  • 62.
    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).)
  • 63.
    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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  • 64.
    ... 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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  • 65.
    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).)
  • 66.
    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.)
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  • 67.
    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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  • 68.
    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).)
  • 69.
    Babies are beautiful, wonderful, exciting, enchanting, extraordinary little creatures—who grow up into ordinary folk like us.
    (Doris Dyson. quoted in What Is a Baby?, By Richard and Helen Exley.)
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  • 70.
    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).)
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