Quotations About / On:
'Truth always speaks about beauty, beauty truth always
In truth always return our darling Mays'
(Belonging, Poem, 'Advice Written On Bad Advice', Indian Poet, Pijush Biswas)
A new beauty has been added to the splendor of the worldthe beauty of speed.
(Tommaso Marinetti (1876-1944), Italian playwright. repr. In Marinetti: Selected Writings, ed. by R.W. Flint (1971). "Foundation and Manifesto of Futurism," Figaro (Paris, Feb. 20, 1909).)
Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty.
(Edmund Burke (1729-1797), Irish philosopher, statesman. The Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful, Introduction (1756).)
Temperament is the primary requisite for the critica temperament exquisitely susceptible to beauty, and to the various impressions that beauty gives us.
(Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Gilbert, in The Critic as Artist, pt. 2, published in Intentions (1891).)
With age, comfort becomes more seductive than beauty.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
Beauty is only the promise of happiness.
(Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle] (1783-1842), French author. De l'Amour, ch. 17, footnote (1822).)
In art economy is always beauty.
(Henry James (1843-1916), U.S. author. Preface repr. In The Art of the Novel, ed. R.P. Blackmur (1934). The Altar of the Dead, preface, Preface first published in The Novels and Tales of Henry James, vol. 17, New York ed. (1909).
The Altar of the Dead was originally published in 1895.)
Beauty is the outside of a dream.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
Beauty always promises, but never gives anything.
(Simone Weil (1909-1943), French philosopher, mystic. repr. In Selected Essays, ed. Richard Rees (1962). "Human Personality," (written 1943), La Table Ronde (Dec. 1950).)
Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed.
(William Blake (1757-1827), British poet, painter, engraver. repr. In Complete Writings, ed. Geoffrey Keynes (1957). Notes on The Laocoön (engraved c. 1820).)