Quotations About / On: BEAUTY

  • 71.
    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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  • 72.
    ... as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the ideal library is in the wish of its maker.
    (Carolyn Wells (1862-1942), U.S. author. The Rest of My Life, ch. 16 (1937).)
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  • 73.
    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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  • 74.
    Beauty is lyrical. Ugliness is elegiac.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
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  • 75.
    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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  • 76.
    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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  • 77.
    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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  • 78.
    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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  • 79.
    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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  • 80.
    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).)
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