Quotations About / On: BEAUTY

  • 71.
    Beauty is only the promise of happiness.
    (Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle] (1783-1842), French author. De l'Amour, ch. 17, footnote (1822).)
  • 72.
    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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  • 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.
    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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  • 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.
    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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  • 78.
    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).)
  • 79.
    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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  • 80.
    We have taken beauty and exchanged it for stilted voices.
    (D.W. (David Wark) Griffith (1874-1948), U.S. producer-director. Quoted in Leslie Halliwell, Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion (1984). Referring in 1928 to the new talking pictures.)
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