Quotations About / On: BEAUTY

  • 41.
    People come to see beauty, and I dance to give it to them.
    (Judith Jamison (b. 1944), U.S. dancer. As quoted in WomenSports magazine, p. 14 (September 1975).)
  • 42.
    What I want to give in the theatre is beauty, that's what I want to give.
    (Dame Edith Evans (1888-1976), British actor. As quoted in Dame Edith Evans, ch. 15, by Bryan Forbes (1977).)
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  • 43.
    Nonsense and beauty have close connections—closer connections than Art will allow.
    (E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. The Longest Journey, pt. I, ch. 12 (1907). Mr. Failing's view.)
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  • 44.
    The ideal has many names, and beauty is but one of them.
    (W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965), British author. Cakes and Ale, ch. 11 (1930).)
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  • 45.
    Beauty is lyrical. Ugliness is elegiac.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
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  • 46.
    You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older.
    (Anouk Aimée (b. 1932), French actor. Quoted in Guardian (London, August 24, 1988).)
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  • 47.
    The grand style arises when beauty wins a victory over the monstrous.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 596, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). The Wanderer and His Shadow, aphorism 96 (1880).)
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  • 48.
    Beauty is only the promise of happiness.
    (Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle] (1783-1842), French author. De l'Amour, ch. 17, footnote (1822).)
  • 49.
    Beauty is that which is simultaneously attractive and sublime.
    (Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Aphorism 108 in Selected Aphorisms from the Athenaeum (1798), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).)
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  • 50.
    Beauty, whether moral or natural, is felt, more properly than perceived.
    (David Hume (1711-1776), Scottish philosopher. Enquiries Concerning the Human Understanding and Concerning the Principles of Morals, sect. 12 ("Of the Academical or Sceptical Philosophy"), part 3, p. 165, ed. L. Selby-Bigge, M.A., 2nd edition, London, Oxford University Press (1902). From "An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding.")
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