Quotations About / On: BEAUTIFUL

  • 71.
    The attorneys defending a criminal are rarely artists enough to turn the beautiful ghastliness of his deed to his advantage.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Beyond Good and Evil, "Fourth Part: Maxims and Interludes," section 110 (1886).)
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  • 72.
    It was beautiful and simple as all truly great swindles are.
    (O. Henry [William Sydney Porter] (1862-1910), U.S. short-story writer. "The Octopus Marooned," The Gentle Grafter (1908).)
  • 73.
    There are people who, like houses, are beautiful in dilapidation.
    (Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946), U.S. essayist, aphorist. "Age and Death," Afterthoughts (1931).)
  • 74.
    An animal can learn to fight, but to sing beautiful things and make people believe them....
    (Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), U.S. author, screenwriter. Spartacus (Kirk Douglas), Spartacus, after hearing another slave sing (1960).)
  • 75.
    The Japanese say, "If the flower is to be beautiful, it must be cultivated."
    (Lester Cole, U.S. screenwriter, Nathaniel Curtis, and Frank Lloyd. Nick Condon (James Cagney), Blood on the Sun (1945).)
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  • 76.
    There is something beautiful about virtue, Captain. But I am just a poor guy.
    (Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Woyzeck, sc. VI (1879). Poverty does not allow for higher aspirations like virtue.)
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  • 77.
    No doubt you were extremely beautiful as a young girl, but your youth could never compete with your age now.
    (Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British actor, screenwriter, director, and Orson Welles. Monsieur Henri Verdoux (Charles Chaplin), Monsieur Verdoux, said to Marie Grosnay (Isobel Elsom) as he tries to seduce her (1947).)
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  • 78.
    A woman would rather visit her own grave than the place where she has been young and beautiful after she is aged and ugly.
    (Corra May Harris (1869-1935), U.S. author. Eve's Second Husband, ch. 14 (1910).)
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  • 79.
    American history is longer, larger, more various, more beautiful, and more terrible than anything anyone has ever said about it.
    (James Baldwin (1924-1987), U.S. author. "A Talk To Teachers," October 16, 1963, published in The Price of the Ticket (1985).)
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  • 80.
    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, in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, "Copper Beeches," (1892).)
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