Beautiful Quotes

Beauty is handed out as undemocratically as inherited peerages, and beautiful people have done nothing to deserve their astonishing reward.
John Mortimer, The Observer (1999)
Develop interest in life as you see it in people, things, literature, music - The world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.
Henry Mille

What is most beautiful in virile men is something feminine; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine.
Susan Sontag, Against Interpretation, 1966
Sophia loren - nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the...
Ugly. Is irrelevant. It is an immeasurable insult to a woman, and then supposedly the worst crime you can commit as a woman. But ugly, as beautiful, is an illusion.
Margaret Cho, weblog, 01 - 27 - 04
The older I get, the more I feel almost beautiful...
Sharon Olds, Oprah Magazine, May 2004

Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense.
Mark A. Overby
Marilyn monroe - i knew i belonged to the public and to the world,...
The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.
J. K. Rowling
It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.
Henry David Thoreau, "Where I Live".
Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life, it is life itself.
Henry Havelock Ellis
Love is the delightful interval between meeting a beautiful girl and discovering that she looks like a haddock.
John Barrymore
It seems to me we can never give up longing And wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, And we must hunger after them.
George Eliot
There is not one female comic who was beautiful as a little girl.
Joan Rivers
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt.
Unknown
Power may be justly compared to a great river while kept within its bounds it is both beautiful and useful, but when it overflows its banks, it is then too impetuous to be stemmed it bears down all before it, and brings destruction and desolation wherever it goes.
Alexander Hamilton
Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Opinions mean nothing; they may be beautiful or ugly, clever or foolish, anyone can embrace or reject them.
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
What is most beautiful in virile men is something feminine what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine.
Susan Sontag
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead his eyes are closed.
Albert Einstein
The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.
Frank Lloyd Wright
The great tragedy of science - - The slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
Thomas Huxley
All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
James Russell Lowell
The definition of a beautiful woman is one who loves me.
Sloan Wilson
While I know that the beautiful, the spiritual, and the sublime are today suspect, I have begun to stop resisting the constant urge to deny that beauty has a valid right to exist in contemporary art.
Ian Hornak, Cover Magazine, 1994; American Idealist & Realist Painter and Draughtsman recognized for his collaboration with the
Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.
Kurt Vonnegut, God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian
The lover says How beautiful you are, now that you love me.
Marlene Dietrich
I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may - Light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful.
John Constable
I never saw an ugly thing in my life for let the form of an object be what it may - Light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful.
John Constable
What if you slept? And what if, in your sleep, you dreamed? And what if, in your dream, you went to heaven and plucked a strange and beautiful flower? And what if, when you awoke, you had the flower in your hand? Ah, what then?
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Thou art gone from my gaze like a beautiful dream, And I seek thee in vain by the meadow and stream.
George Linley
The scenery in the play was beautiful, but the actors got in front of it.
Alexander Woollcott
Will it not be felt that Virtue, however beautiful, becomes the worst of all attitudes when it is found too feeble to contend with Vice...
Marquis de Sade, Justine
I like a beautiful song that tells you terrible things. We all like bad news out of a pretty mouth.
Tom Waits, Blood Money interviews
I had always loved beautiful and artistic things, though before leaving America I had had a very little chance of seeing any.
Emma Albani
A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
May your service of love a beautiful thing want nothing else, fear nothing else and let love be free to become what love truly is.
Hadewijch of Antwerp
What a beautiful morning.
John Hancock, to Sam Adams at the Battle of Lexington
Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
Mother Theresa
The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen not touched... but felt in the heart.
Hellen Kelle