Quotations About / On: BEAUTY

  • 31.
    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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  • 32.
    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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  • 33.
    Since art is the expression of beauty and beauty can be understood only in the form of the material elements of the true idea it contains, art has become almost uniquely feminine. Beauty is woman, and also art is woman.
    (Rémy De Gourmont (1858-1915), French critic, novelist. repr. In Selected Writings, ed. and trans. by Glen S. Burne (1966). "The Dissociation of Ideas," (1899).)
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  • 34.
    And yet—it is not beauty that inspires the deepest passion. Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait. Beauty, without expression, tires.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Beauty," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
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  • 35.
    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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  • 36.
    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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  • 37.
    Beauty is only the promise of happiness.
    (Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle] (1783-1842), French author. De l'Amour, ch. 17, footnote (1822).)
  • 38.
    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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  • 39.
    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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  • 40.
    Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.
    (Jean Rostand (1894-1977), French biologist, writer. repr. In The Substance of Man (1962). Pensées d'un Biologiste (1939).)
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