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Quotations About / On: BEAUTY

  • 71.
    Beauty is lyrical. Ugliness is elegiac.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
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  • 72.
    Somehow, a bachelor never quite gets over the idea that he is a thing of beauty and a boy for ever!
    (Helen Rowland (1875-1950), U.S. journalist. "Bachelors," A Guide to Men (1922).)
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  • 73.
    It is well known that Beauty does not look with a good grace on the timid advances of Humour.
    (W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965), British author. Cakes and Ale, ch. 11 (1930).)
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  • 74.
    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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  • 75.
    The truth, the absolute truth, is that the chief beauty for the theatre consists in fine bodily proportions.
    (Sarah Bernhardt (1845-1923), French actor. The Art of the Theatre, ch. 3 (1924). Written in 1923.)
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  • 76.
    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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  • 77.
    Moral severity in women is only a dress or paint which they use to set off their beauty.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 205 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
  • 78.
    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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  • 79.
    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).)
  • 80.
    The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.
    (Salvador Dali (1904-1989), Spanish surrealist painter. Quoted in Saranne Alexandrian, Surrealist Art, ch. 10 (1969).)
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