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Quotations About / On: BEAUTIFUL

  • 71.
    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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  • 72.
    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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  • 73.
    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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  • 74.
    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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  • 75.
    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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  • 76.
    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).)
  • 77.
    The great tragedy of science—the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
    (Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #219, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).)
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  • 78.
    So successful has been the camera's role in beautifying the world that photographs, rather than the world, have become the standard of the beautiful.
    (Susan Sontag (b. 1933), U.S. author. On Photography, ch. 4 (1977).)
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  • 79.
    A beautiful vacuum filled with wealthy monogamists, all powerful and members of the best families all drinking themselves to death.
    (Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), U.S. author. Letter, July 1, 1925, to F. Scott Fitzgerald, describing Fitzgerald's version of heaven. Ernest Hemingway: Selected Letters (1981). Hemingway depicts Fitzgerald's hell as "an ugly vacuum full of poor polygamists unable to obtain booze or with chronic stomach disorders that they called secret sorrows." For Hemingway's own idea of paradise, see his comment under "heaven.")
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  • 80.
    To emphasize only the beautiful seems to me to be like a mathematical system that only concerns itself with positive numbers.
    (Paul Klee (1879-1940), Swiss artist. Entry, March 1906. The Diaries of Paul Klee 1898-1918, no. 759 (1957, trans. 1965).)
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