Quotations About / On: BEAUTY

  • 21.
    For with this desire of physical beauty mingled itself early the fear of death—the fear of death intensified by the desire of beauty.
    (Walter Pater 1839-1894, British writer, educator. originally published in Macmillan's Magazine (Aug. 1878). the narrator, in "The Child in the House," p. 163, repr. In Miscellaneous Studies, Macmillan (1895). Regarding Florian Deleal.)
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  • 22.
    Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them; and each mind perceives a different beauty.
    (David Hume (1711-1776), Scottish philosopher. "Of the Standard of Taste," part I, essay XXIII, p. 229, Essays Moral, Political, and Literary, ed. Eugene F. Miller, revised edition, Indianapolis, Liberty Fund, Inc. (1987).)
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  • 23.
    When the delicious beauty of lineaments loses its power, it is because a more delicious beauty has appeared; that an interior and durable form has been disclosed.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Beauty," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
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  • 24.
    The true philosopher and the true poet are one, and a beauty, which is truth, and a truth, which is beauty, is the aim of both.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Nature, ch. 6 (1836, revised and repr. 1849). Ever since Plato banned poetry from the Republic, statements like this have been controversial, at least in the minds of philosophers. Here, Emerson anticipates the late 20th-century work in philosophy of literature, hermeneutics, and literary theory that seeks to heal the ancient rift between philosophy and poetry.)
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  • 25.
    Temperament is the primary requisite for the critic—a 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).)
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  • 26.
    "There is no exquisite beauty," says Bacon, Lord Verulam, speaking truly of all the forms and genera of beauty, "without some strangeness in the proportion."
    (Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), U.S. author. The narrator, in "Ligeia," American Museum (1838). The strange foreshadowing the devolution of beauty into the grotesque.)
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  • 27.
    “I had always served beauty. Davy and I together had loved beauty. Now, maybe, I was worshipping beauty in the Christian God while Davy was worshipping God. There may be danger in the love of beauty, though it seems treason to say it. Perhaps it can be a snare.”
    (A Severe Mercy: A Story of Faith, Tragedy and Triumph)
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  • 28.
    Bragging about beauty is useless. Just like flowers, beauty is seasonal. Immortalized beauty cannot benefit a soul, wisdom and knowledge will.
    (Beauty and time)
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  • 29.
    Beauty can be seen in small things. As the woman swept. She was sweepin away. It was'nt there. But in her eyes it was. That was the beauty of it.Beauty is in the eye of the woman.
    (My neighbor)
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  • 30.
    Where beauty is worshipped for beauty's sake as a goddess, independent of and superior to morality and philosophy, the most horrible putrefaction is apt to set in. The lives of the aesthetes are the far from edifying commentary on the religion of beauty.
    (Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. "The Substitutes for Religion," Proper Studies (1927).)
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